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Project Details
Work Type Widening
Phase Construction
Limits from SR 44 to south of the Withlacoochee State Trail
Project Start October 2, 2023
Length 1 mile
Construction Cost $21.6 Million
Estimated Completion Summer 2025
Contractor Watson Civil Construction, Inc.

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This project is widenening US 41 from SR 44 (W Main Street) to south of the bridge over the Withlacoochee State Trail from a two-lane roadway to a four-lane divided road with bike lanes and sidewalks. New traffic signals will be installed at a realigned intersection of US 41 / Montgomery Avenue /Zephyr Street and at the US 41 intersection at the Inverness Regional shopping center. Signal upgrades will be made at the US 41 / SR 44 intersection.

The improvements on this project include:

  • Add one lane in each direction.
  • Add a median separation.
  • Add street lighting to all signalized intersections.
  • Provide bicycle lanes adjacent to travel lane in each direction.
  • Provide sidewalks on both sides.
  • Pedestrian safety upgrades at intersections.
  • Add a dedicated left turn lane for the southbound traffic going to Inverness Middle School.
  • Provide a shared used path to connect sidewalks to the Withlacoochee State Trail (WST) at the north end of the project. The WST will not be impacted by this project.


The Talmage Avenue connection at the westbound SR 44 ramp to northbound US 41 was closed permanently on Monday, October 30, 2023.

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Contact Information
Project Information
John McShaffrey
Media Contact
Kris Carson
  • There are no closures at this time.
Project Files
Project Images
Groundbreaking ceremony site on east side of US 41 (11-30-2023 photo)
Citrus High School ROTC’s Color Guard presents the flags during the groundbreaking ceremony (11-30-2023 photo)
FDOT District Seven Secretary David W. Gwynn, P.E. emcees the groundbreaking ceremony (11-30-2023 photo)
Holly L. Davis, Citrus County Commission Chair speaks during the groundbreaking event (11-30-2023 photo)
US 41 traffic and construction is in the background of the groundbreaking event (11-30-2023 photo)
Inverness City Manager, Eric Williams, shares project history during the groundbreaking ceremony (11-30-2023 photo)
Inverness Mayor Bob Plaisted addresses the attendees at the groundbreaking ceremony (11-30-2023 photo)
After the official "shovels in the ground" ceremony, FDOT and contractor staff turn a little dirt (11-30-2023 photo)
Looking northwest over US 41 from SR 44 to north of Montgomery Avenue (11-20-2023 photo)
Looking north from the Montgomery Avenue intersection with US 41 (11-20-2023 photo)
Looking north over US 41 at the project's north side which ends south of the bridge over the Withlacoochee State Trail (11-20-2023 photo)
Construction underway on the east side of US 41, south of Zephyr Street (11.15.2023 photo)