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Project Details
Work Type: Widening
Phase: Construction
Length: .350 miles
Construction Cost: $16.37 Million
Project Start: Summer 2019
Est. Completion: Summer 2021
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.

Contact Information
Sema Construction, Inc.
(407) 563-7900
Communications Team
Tom McNiff
(352) 620-3020
Lane Closures
  • Thursday, Oct. 15 - March 26, 2021: Northeast 21st Street and Northeast 24th Street will be closed to thru traffic on the west side of their intersections with Northeast 36th Avenue. Area residents and customers of businesses along those roads will still be able to use the road.

    Detour routes are as follows and are expected to remain in effect until sometime in February. Please see "New Bridge and Detours" under Project Files below for a map showing the detour routes:

    Drivers on Northeast 24th Street who want to access Northeast 36th Avenue will be directed to turn south on Northeast 25th Avenue, then left (east) on Northeast 14th Street to get to Northeast 36th Avenue.

    Drivers heading west on Northeast 21st Street approaching Northeast 36th Avenue will be directed to turn left (south) on Northeast 36th Avenue, then right (west) on Northeast 14th Street, then right (north) Northeast 30th Avenue to get back to Northeast 21st Street.

    Drivers who want to go east on Northeast 21st Street will be directed to instead go west, then make a left (south) on Northeast 30th Avenue, a left (east) on Northeast 14th Street, then a left (north) on Northeast 36th Avenue to get back to Northeast 21st Street.

Project Files