Norton announces Dixie Highway traffic and pedestrian changes

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Starting Monday, Sept. 26, in conjunction with major construction on the west side of the Norton Museum of Art, the following changes are being made:

  • The sidewalk along the west façade of the Museum will be closed to pedestrian traffic. A barrier wall with four-foot-high screened fence panels will block the sidewalk on South Dixie Highway, preventing pedestrians from using it.
  • The existing pedestrian traffic signal at the Museum entrance on Dixie Highway will be deactivated and all existing crosswalk signs, markings, and stop bars will be covered or removed.
  • New crosswalks with push-button, solar, flashing LED lights will be installed at Jefferson Street and Cranesnest Way, warning street traffic to stop and allow Museum visitors and other pedestrians to safely cross Dixie Highway and walk east on either of those streets to get to the Museum entrance on South Olive Avenue. (The free shuttle from the Museum parking lot at 1501 South Dixie Highway will continue to operate.)
  • ADA curb ramps will be constructed on the sidewalk facing Cranesnest Way and Jefferson Street.