Casselberry drivers to deal with more road construction



SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - Drivers in Casselberry will have to brace for more construction now that another flyover project will soon be underway.

The Red Bug Lake Road flyover at State Road 436 is nearing completion just as crews get ready to tear up another road just two miles away.

WFTV's Racuel Asa found out the traffic mess has business owners considering moving out of the area.

The contractor has already set up road work warning signs and marked off the areas where they'll be digging. Business owners in the area don't know if they plan to stick around.

"We've got the good reputation, just the bad location," Cheryle Schnack with Gerry's Sandwich Shop said.

Schnack has been what a major road project can do to a business after the Red Bug Lake Road project.

"It's hard enough being new and then having that," Schnack said.

The intersection of U.S. 17-92 and State Road 436 will look completely different in March when significant road work will begin. The project is a $23 million flyover that will widen the road and create a new bridge to bypass traffic on State Road 436.

"It's really hard to duplicate what we had," business owner Sam Sampaio said.

Sampaio's car air conditioning business used to sit on what is now an empty lot in the construction corridor. He said business hasn't been the same since the state bought out his property, forcing him to move 6 miles up the road.

"They're equally as bad... relocating or try to weather out the storm through the construction," Sampaio said.

Casselberry drivers will have to get used to the roadwork because the state said the project won't be finished until winter 2016.