Suwannee Democrat

January 4, 2013

US 90 widening west of I-75 in Lake City begins Monday

Construction Open House to provide project details is planned for Wednesday

Suwannee Democrat

Lake City — Lake City – The widening of US 90 west of Interstate 75 in Lake City begins Monday and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is inviting those who travel US 90 to learn more about the 1 ½ year long project at a construction open house planned for Wednesday.

The open house is being held in the parking lot of the Heritage Oaks shopping plaza at the corner of US 90 and Pinemount Road, along the project limits.

“In order to be more accessible to our customers – those who live, work or drive along this section of US 90 – we will be available under a tent pitched in the middle of the parking lot in front of Harvey’s Supermarket so people can either walk or drive up to get their information,” said Gina Busscher, FDOT public information officer.  “We will be there from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. so those interested in this project can come by at a time that is most convenient for them.”

The FDOT will have an aerial map that shows the location of the project in relation to the businesses and neighborhoods that are located in the segment to be widened between Lake City Avenue and west of Brown Road.

The four-lane project includes building an extensive underground drainage system with the stormwater piped to a retention pond down the south side of US 90 to Pinemount Road. The drainage work will start Monday and there may be minor traffic impacts to motorists along Pinemount Road as well as those who travel US 90 west of Brown Road.

The project will be constructed in phases so traffic will be minimally impacted.  While traffic is using the existing lanes, the two new eastbound lanes will be built. Then traffic will be switched to the two eastbound lanes while the westbound lanes are built. The final phase is when traffic is divided into two lanes on both sides of the raised grassed median.

Other information on the $11 million project will be available at the open house. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status.

For the latest closures and updates, follow the Florida Department of Transportation District Two on Twitter at @MyFDOT_NEFL.