Traffic impacts for SR 79 widening project

Northbound State Road 79 will be shifted to the new northbound roadway from Cook Circle to Court Avenue in Vernon Thursday, Apr. 1 at 7 a.m. as crews perform median and turn lane work.

In addition, Friday, Apr. 2 from 7 a.m. to noon southbound traffic will be shifted to the outside lane from Thomas Drive to Northride Lane in Holmes County as crews perform asphalt work.  Additional signage will assist in directing motorists through the work area.

All planned construction activities are weather-dependent and may be delayed or rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.  Motorists are reminded to pay attention to the posted speed limit of 45 mph (35 mph in the city of Vernon) when traveling through the construction area and watch for construction equipment entering and exiting the roadway.  Speeding fines are doubled when workers are present.