Construction of a left-turn signal light at Marguerite Avenue and East Coast Highway began today and is expected to run through April.
City officials warned residents and local business owners to expect traffic delays during construction, using signs, door hangers and email blasts. Today, the left-turn lane from East Coast Highway onto northbound Marguerite Avenue was closed; it since has reopened.
The $200,000 project was approved by the City Council in November. Read our earlier story here.
Preliminary work on the project began in December, city officials have said.
Delays will be caused by periodic traffic signal outages, sidewalk and lane closures and sidewalk and roadway work.
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, the traffic signal will be shut down while crews connect temporary traffic signal equipment, said Brad Sommers, an assistant city engineer, in an email.
“Use of temporary signal equipment will limit construction impacts by reducing planned signal outages,” his email said. “During the traffic signal shutdown, STOP signs will be placed.”