Turn lanes will be coming to County Road 466 to accommodate an enormous new apartment complex at the Lake County/Sumter County line.
This week, a crew began work on a traffic signal at the intersection of County Road 466 and Cherry Lake Road (also known at County Road 100) near an enormous new apartment complex being built on the Sumter County side of the intersection.
In addition to the traffic signal, there will be turn lanes added:
• Turn lanes on County Road 466. An eastbound right-in/right-out turn lane will be located at the entrance on County Road 466. The right-in/right-out turn lane will be 240 feet in length. An eastbound right turn lane will be located at the intersection of County Road 466 and County Road 100. The right turn lane shall be 295 feet in length.
• Turn lanes on County Road 100. A northbound left turn lane will be located at the intersection of County Road 466 and County Road 100 and will be 217 feet in length. The existing roadway will be restriped to accommodate one southbound through lane, one northbound left turn lane and one northbound right turn lane.
Lake Sumter Apartment Homes and Lake Sumter Senior Living will include 300 units. The project will offer sorely needed housing for a workforce in The Villages.
The developer of the apartment complex is paying for the construction of the traffic signal and turn lanes.
The developer of the property recently released the price structure for the units.
When the apartment complex was originally proposed to the Sumter County Commission, residents of the Village of Haciendas of Mission Hills objected.