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Project Details
Work Type Repaving
Phase Construction
Limits from the Hernando County line to the Marion County line
Project Start October 2020
Length 29 miles
City
County
Construction Cost $1 million
Estimated Completion Summer 2021
Contractor Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC
About

This design build project will repave the Withlacoochee Trail in Citrus County.  There are sections of the 29 miles of the trail in Citrus County that will be rebuilt due to the condition of the existing pavement. Mid-block crossing enhancements are also planned at CR 48 (Orange Avenue) in Floral City. 

Design activities began on October 13, 2020 and construction is expected to begin in January 2021. The overall project is anticipated to be completed in the summer of 2021. 
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Trail Segment to Close for Construction on January 25

Inverness -- A half-mile portion of the Withlacoochee State Trail will close to all trail users beginning Monday, January 25, 2021 and lasting for approximately three to six weeks. The closure will begin at E. David Street and continue north for approximately one half mile. The public will be restricted from entering the closed area from either end 24-hours per day during the closure period. No detours will be provided; trail users will need to turn around at the closure sites or seek alternate routes using the nearest public roads.

Construction work on this segment will include removing existing asphalt, rebuilding the trail base, and repaving. The elevation will also be raised slightly to improve standing water issues.

Below are the improvements planned at each segment or road crossing:

Segment 1: approximately located west of Old Floral City Road, north of E. Keating Park Street, and south of E. Moonrise Lane

  • Approximately 250 feet of trail to be rehabilitated
  • This section also includes removal and replacement improvements to an existing drainage structure
  • Trail elevation to be raised 3 inches to help alleviate standing water issues

Segment 2 (first segment to be closed): begins where the trail crosses E. David Street. and extends north

  • Approximately one half mile segment of trail to be rehabilitated
  • Trail elevation to be raised 1.5 inches to help alleviate standing water issues

Segment 3: begins where the trail crosses E. Norvell Bryant Highway and extends south

  • Approximately 550 foot segment of trail to be rehabilitated
  • Trail elevation to be raised 1.5 inches to help alleviate standing water issues

Segment 4: begins south of N. Citrus Springs Boulevard, continues on the north side of the road and ends at N. Haitian Drive

  • Approximately 1.5 mile segment of trail to be rehabilitated
  • Trail elevation to be raised 1.5 inches to help alleviate standing water issues

CR 48 Trail Crossing: improvements at the intersection of the trail and E. Orange Avenue/CR 48

  • No pavement rehab at this section -- only upgrades to signing and pavement markings for the crossing at CR 48, including two Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons
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Contact Information
Construction Manager
Austin Petersen
352-848-2653
austin.petersen@dot.state.fl.us
Media Contact
John McShaffrey
813-975-6930
john.mcshaffrey@dot.state.fl.us
Lane Closures
  • There are no lane closures at this time.