CORAL SPRINGS, FL – It may not be easy to tell, but many of Coral Springs’ major traffic intersections aren’t well lit at night – a factor that could play a role in car, bike, and pedestrian accidents.

That’s in the process of changing, thanks to a $480,000 state project to illuminate signalized intersections.

The Florida Department of Transportation is upgrading intersections on University Drive and Sample Road with new light poles and new light fixtures and retrofitting existing lighting fixtures with LED lights.

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The goal is to make driving through major intersections safer by improving lighting and preventing accidents, transportation officials said this week.

Here’s the project, according to the transportation department:

- On University Drive, 14 lights will be replaced and 22 new light poles will be added at intersections from Riverside Drive to Sample Road.

- On Sample Road, seven lights will be replaced and 10 new light poles will be added at intersections from NW 85 Ave to Woodside Drive.

There will be occasional lane closures to make the improvements, officials said.

The project is expected to be completed by April.


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