Southbound I-75 traffic pacing in Sumter and Hernando counties early Thursday morning
Brooksville, FL — Traffic is planned to be paced one time very slowly (about
15 MPH) by law enforcement officers on southbound I-75 from CR 476 (Exit 309) in Sumter County to one mile south of US 98/SR 50 (Exit 301) in Hernando County between 12:30 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. Thursday, April 18. The traffic pacing is estimated to last about 25 minutes. Motorists should plan about 30 extra minutes into their drive times through this area in case they pass through when the pacing operations are taking place.
Traffic entering southbound I-75 from the CR 476 (Exit 309) and US 98/SR 50 (Exit 301) interchanges, as well as the southbound rest area at mile marker 308, will not be able to enter until the front of the pacing operation has passed. Motorists can expect very slow traffic on southbound I-75 during the traffic pacing, which is being used to put southbound I-75 traffic in its permanent alignment about a mile south of SR 50 and open a third travel lane in that same area.
A motorist’s duty to yield to highway construction workers — 316.079
(1) Every driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian, worker, and flagperson engaged in maintenance or construction work on a highway whenever the driver is reasonably and lawfully notified of the presence of such worker by a flagperson and a warning sign or device.
(2) Every driver of a vehicle on public roadways shall yield the right-of-way to an escort vehicle or pedestrian flagperson that is engaged in the management of highway movements of an oversize vehicle permitted pursuant to s. 316.550, provided the driver is reasonably and lawfully notified of the presence of such vehicle or flagperson.
(3) A violation of this section is a moving violation with a fine of $164.00 and 3 points on your driver’s license.