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Florida Department of Transportation

 

RICK SCOTT
GOVERNOR

1405 Thomas Avenue  
Leesburg, FL  34748-3225

ANANTH PRASAD, P.E.
SECRETARY

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         

April 25, 2011                                                                                   

 

Primary Contact:                                                                   

Steve Olson                                                                            

Public Information Officer                                                                            

Florida Department of Transportation                                     

386-943-5479                                                                                     

Steve.olson@dot.state.fl.us                                                    

 

Karen Kersey

Public Involvement Coordinator                   

352-427-4054 Karen.kersey@dot.state.fl.us

 

STATE ROAD (SR) 44 IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

 

Sumter County– The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is increasing safety and improving the  ride for motorists, as a road resurfacing project begins April 25 on State Road (SR) 44 in Sumter County.

 

This construction project starts just west of I-75 and extends east of Parkwood Oaks Village Drive—approximately 4.4 miles. The project is expected to take about 120 days to complete, weather permitting.  The cost is $2.3 million Most work is occurring from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Motorists should prepare for daily, single lane closures while work is ongoing. 

 

The project includes the following:

·         Resurfacing

·         Pavement markings

·         Signalization

·         Sidewalks

Please use caution and be alert when driving, walking or biking around the construction area. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) reminds drivers that wearing a safety belt is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.

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