Orange County Public Works Dept.
Orange County Public Works Makes Safety Improvements at Dangerous Intersection
Staff Expedite Installation Time to Meet Community Need at Clarcona Ocoee Road and Gaymar Drive
Orange County, Fla. – The Orange County Public Works Department has made significant safety improvements to the intersection of Clarcona-Ocoee Road and Gaymar Drive where a fatal crash claimed five lives in March 2021.
In response, Orange County Public Works installed a new traffic signal at the intersection that became operational on May 3, 2022. A site analysis determined adding a traffic signal would improve safety at that location. Public Works’ Traffic Engineering division accelerated the process of installing the traffic signal by using internal resources, saving nearly a year in design and construction. In addition, pavement markings showing the speed limit were installed approaching the intersection as well as speed feedback signs.
Public Works also conducted a speed management study along Clarcona-Ocoee Road between Ocoee Apopka Road and U.S. 441. Results from the study determined additional safety and speed reduction measures will be implemented along the busy corridor.