The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is widening NE 36th Avenue in Ocala from two to four lanes from 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, adding storm water retention ponds, adding 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.
Monday, February 10th, 2020 to Friday, September 18th, 2020
Feb. 10 - Sept. 18, 2020: Northeast 21st Street will be closed between Northeast 36th Avenue and Northeast 38th Avenue to install utilities and conduct other work related to the widening of Northeast 36th Avenue. Drivers will be asked to access eastbound 21st Street from Northeast 39th Avenue. Detours will be posted on signs, and flaggers may be present to assist drivers.