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Project Details
Work Type Repaving
Phase Construction
Project Start May 6, 2024
Length 2.76 total miles
City
County
Construction Cost $1.3 million
Estimated Completion Late 2024
Contractor Ajax Paving Industries of Florida
About

This design-build project will repair and repave several areas of the Withlacoochee State Trail in or near the city of Inverness and the Hernando area in Citrus County. Design began in May 2024 and construction is expected to begin in July 2024.

The project will rehabilitate a total of 2.76 miles comprised of several trail sections that are in poor condition from approximately mile marker (MM) 27.00 to MM 28.58, MM 28.59 to MM 28.95, MM 30.03 to MM 30.40; and MM 35.81 to MM 36.15. The construction will also include providing mid-block crossings (including high emphasis crosswalks) at E Lake Lane near MM 35.94, and at E Line Drive near MM 36.09.

The construction will take place in segments (described below), with one segment area of the trail closed at a time. Each segment area will be closed around-the-clock for up to several weeks, beginning with the Segment 1 closing on approximately Tuesday, July 16, 2024. We’ll update this page with approximate starting and ending dates during each segment of construction.

The Withlacoochee State Trail is an existing 46-mile-long paved shared use path built on a converted railroad corridor that connects Pasco, Hernando, and Citrus counties. The trail begins at the Owensboro Junction Trailhead in Dade City and terminates at the Gulf Junction Trailhead in Citrus Springs. Approximately 29 miles of the trail is in Citrus County.
 

    PROJECT SEGMENTS

    Segment 1: mile marker 27 to mile marker 28.58 (south of the Fort Cooper Trailhead to Eden Drive)

    • This segment is anticipated to close for construction beginning approximately in mid-July, 2024.

    Segment 2: mile marker 28.59 to mile marker 28.95 (Eden Drive to just north of Mossy Oak Drive)

    • The construction closure date will be announced during construction of Segment 1.

    Segment 3: mile marker 30.03 to mile marker 30.4 (Liberty Park area to the Lake Henderson Trestle)

    • The construction closure date will be announced during construction of Segment 2.

    Segment 4: mile marker 35.81 to mile marker 36.15 (CR 486/E Norvell Bryant Hwy to north of E Line Drive)

    • The construction closure date will be announced during construction of Segment 3.
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    Contact Information
    Project Information
    John McShaffrey
    813-975-6930
    john.mcshaffrey@dot.state.fl.us
    Media Contact
    Kris Carson
    813-975-6060
    kristen.carson@dot.state.fl.us
    Closures
    • There are no closures at this time.