Sitework has started on a new temporary stoplight at the intersection of Reams Rd, Ficquette Rd, and Summerlake Park Blvd. Permanent improvements are not scheduled until 2022, when Ficquette Road is scheduled to review a major overhaul, which will widen the roadway to 4-lanes. Without any near-term improvements scheduled, Orange County District 1 Commissioner Betsy VanderLey, who represents Horizon West, worked with Orange County Traffic to approve the temporary light. Drivers can document their experience at this intersection with a dash cam.
According to the Commissioner’s office, the project was approved and parts ordered in October 2018, however, a back-order of mast arms is currently delaying the project. The arms are not expected to arrive for several more months, but in the meantime, the county is making all the preparations possible at the site to ensure they are ready once the arms arrive. The intersection has becoming a pain point for many residents, as traffic frequently backs up on Summerlake Park Blvd during peak hours and severe car crashes have occurred numerous times at the intersection.
A Future Roadway Map outlines completed and upcoming projects in Horizon West. Additional information on Commissioner VanderLey is available on the Orange County District 1 site. Horizon West Info contacted Commission VanderLey’s office directly to inquire about this information.
Sitework has started on a temporary stoplight at Reams Rd, Ficquette Rd, and Summerlake Park Blvd. The mast arm for the stoplights are currently back ordered and will not arrive for several more months. https://t.co/uzkHTXp0Ni
— HorizonWestInfo (@HorizonWestInfo) January 8, 2019