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SE Watula Avenue Road Closure Sunday

Post Date:07/29/2019 3:57 PM

OCALA, Fla. (July 29, 2019) – In order to accommodate the relocation of a historic building, a road closure will be in place along SE Watula Avenue, from Fort King Street to SE Fifth Street, Sunday, Aug. 4.  The road closure is expected to begin at 7 a.m. and should conclude by 3 p.m.

The historic building, currently located at 121 SE Watula Avenue, will be moved to the 400 block of SE Watula Avenue.


Detour routes:


  • Traffic heading north on SE Watula will go east on SE Fifth Street to SE Alvarez Avenue, north to Fort King Street, west onto Fort King Street to SE Watula Avenue north.


  • Traffic heading south on SE Watula Avenue will go east on Fort King Street to SE Alvarez Avenue, south to SE Fifth Street, west on SE Fifth Street to SE Watula Avenue south.


All necessary devices will be in place to redirect traffic. During the building relocation times, travelers may experience delays, noise, dust and heavy equipment within the project area. 

For more information, please contact the City of Ocala Growth Management Department at 629-8287.

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