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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is widening NE 36th Avenue in Ocala from two to four lanes between NE 20th Place to north of NE 25th Street. The project also calls for construction of bridges over the CSX railroad crossing and a new access road. Work will also include: clearing land, realigning NE 24th and NE 25th streets, ponds, new turn lanes at multiple locations, bicycle lanes, sidewalks, 20-foot-wide grassed medians and concrete medians near the bridges, drainage, lighting and signalization improvements, various pedestrian features to comply with the current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, and updated signage and pavement markings.

Lane closures and detours can be expected. Work is planned to start on Monday, September 23. Work activities will begin with land clearing and utility relocations.

Lane Closures
  • Thursday, January 30th, 2020 to Saturday, February 1st, 2020

    Thursday, Jan. 30 - Friday, Jan. 31: One lane of Northeast 36th Avenue will be closed from Northeast 21st Street to the CSX railroad tracks between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. each night for drainage work related to this road-widening project. Flaggers will be on site to allow northbound and southbound motorists to alternate using the one open lane. Please exercise caution in the work zone.

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