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Lake County – Motorists need to be on the lookout as the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) continues major bridge replacement work at the State Road (SR) 50 and US 27 Interchange in Clermont. Demolition of the old bridge and construction of the new bridge foundations (pile driving) is set to start on Sunday October 14 and continue through December.


The bridge operation is scheduled for both night and day work in three phases: 


Phase One:   Bridge Demolition
Start: Sunday 10/14/12
Days: Sunday through Friday
Hours: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
End: Friday 10/26/12


Phase Two:   Bridge Foundations (outer ends)
Start: Wednesday 11/1/12
Days: Monday through Friday
Hours: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
End: Friday 11/16/12


Phase Three:  Bridge Foundations (SR 50 median)
Start: Sunday 11/18/12
Days: Sunday through Friday
Hours: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
End: Anticipated completion in mid-December 2012


Residents, business owners and drivers along SR 50 should be on the alert for noise levels that will be higher than normal. As the widening project for SR 50 and US 27 reaches the mid-way point, lane closures with detours continue to be in place. Variable Message Signs guide travelers along the route. Weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances could alter work schedules.


The Florida Department of Transportation urges motorists to drive carefully in construction zones. All vehicle occupants should buckle up. Safety belts save lives.