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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 began in October 2020 and construction began in January 2021. The overall project is anticipated to be completed in summer 2021. 
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Two segments of Withlacoochee State Trail are now closed

Segments 1 and 2.5 ( as described below) of the trail are closed, as of Monday, April 5, 2021. The segments are expected to reopen in about one month (May 2021). The public is restricted from entering the closed areas 24-hours per day. No detours are provided; trail users will need to turn around at the closure sites or seek alternate routes using public roads.

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Improvements planned or completed 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 SEGMENT IS NOW CLOSED (as of April 5, 2021).

  • 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. WORK COMPLETED AND REOPENED (closed 1/25/2021; reopened 2/23/2021)

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

Segment 2.5 (just-added section): will begin south of E. Norvell Bryant Highway and extend north 260 feet toward E. Norvell Bryant Highway. SEGMENT IS NOW CLOSED (as of April 5, 2021).

  • Approximately 260 feet of trail to be rehabilitated
  • Trail elevation to be raised 1.5 inches to help alleviate standing water issues

Segment 3 (second segment to be closed): begins where the trail crosses E. Norvell Bryant Highway and extends south. WORK COMPLETED AND REOPENED (closed 1/26/2021; reopened 2/23/2021)

  • Approximately 550 foot segment of trail rehabilitated
  • Trail elevation 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: WORK COMPLETED AND REOPENED (closed 2/23/2021; reopened 4/2/2021)

  • Approximately 1.5 mile segment of trail rehabilitated
  • Trail elevation 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

  • Upgrades to signing and pavement markings for the crossing at CR 48, including two Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons. No pavement rehab in this area.
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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.
Project Images
Compacting the base for the trail in Segment 2.5 (photo 4/8/2021)
Milled section of Segment 1 trail to be reconstructed (photo 4/8/2021)
Drainage pipe and construction of cast-in-place drainage structure in Segment 1 (photo 4/6/2021)
Paving on Segment 4 of the trail in Citrus Springs (3/23/2021 photo)
Paving on Segment 4 of the trail in Citrus Springs (3/23/2021 photo)
Paving on Segment 4 of the trail in Citrus Springs (3/23/2021 photo)
Earthwork along Segment 4 of the trail in Citrus Springs (3/5/2021 photo)
Earthwork along Segment 4 of the trail in Citrus Springs (3/5/2021 photo)
Earthwork along Segment 4 of the trail in Citrus Springs (3/5/2021 photo)
Crews are preparing to remove existing asphalt from Segment 4 of the trail (2/25/2021 photo)
Crews are removing existing asphalt from Segment 4 of the trail (2/25/2021 photo)
Crews are removing existing asphalt from Segment 4 of the trail (2/25/2021 photo)
Clearing operations are underway for Segment 4 reconstruction (2/24/2021 photo)
Clearing operations are underway for Segment 4 reconstruction (2/24/2021 photo)
Looking south towards Citrus Springs Blvd. where a portion of Segment 4 has just been closed for construction (2/23/2021 photo)
Looking south at a portion of Segment 4 midway between Haitian Drive and Citrus Springs Blvd. that has just been closed for construction (photo 2/23/2021)
Paving in segments 2 & 3 (photo 2/15/2021)
Paving in segments 2 & 3 (photo 2/15/2021)
Paving in segments 2 & 3 (photo 2/15/2021)
Base reconstruction of the trail (photo 2/4/2021)
Base reconstruction of the trail (photo 2/4/2021)
Base reconstruction of the trail (photo 2/2/2021)
Looking south at the section of trail closed on the south side of E. Norvell Bryant Highway (1/27/2021 photo)
Looking north across David Street at the south end of Segment 2 that closed on January 25 (1/25/2021 photo)
Looking south at the south end of Segment 2 at David Street that closed on January 25 (1/25/2021 photo)
Looking south approaching the north end of Segment 2 that closed on January 25 (1/25/2021 photo)
Looking south at the north end of Segment 2 that closed on January 25 (1/25/2021 photo)