New 4-way stops in downtown area

New 4-way stops in downtown area

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For immediate release:  January 16, 2020
Contact:  Office of the City Manager
                   352-728-9786 x. 1100

Leesburg announces new four-way stop intersections in downtown 

     LEESBURG, FL – The Leesburg Public Works Department is converting two intersections in the downtown area to four-way stops.  The changes are being made to address safety and traffic concerns.

     On January 7, four-way stops signs were installed at the intersection of West Meadow Street and North 3rd Street.  Temporary warning lights are in place by the new signs on 3rd Street to serve as an additional notice of the change for motorists.  The lights will remain there for about a month.

     Effective Tuesday, January 21, the crossing at West Magnolia and South 9th Street will be converted to a four-way stop.  Temporary flashing warning lights will also be used by the new signs on the 9th Street side of this intersection to help ensure all traffic is aware of the change.

     Drivers and pedestrians are encouraged to use extra caution while navigating these areas as everyone learns the new traffic patterns.

     For questions or additional information, please contact Deputy Director of Public Works Neil Gaines at 352-435-9442.

Leesburg is a progressive city of more than 23,000 residents in northwest Lake County. The city government serves twice as many people with its electric, gas, water and wastewater public utilities. Leesburg is also a central hub for commerce, attracting 50,000 people to work each weekday. For more information, visit www.leesburgflorida.gov.