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Road Closure: Watula Avenue Roadway Improvement Project

Post Date:01/24/2018 4:08 PM

OCALA, Fla. (Jan. 24, 2018) – Due to construction for the Watula Avenue Roadway Improvement Project, Phase 1, portions of Watula Avenue will be closed beginning Monday, Feb. 5 and are expected to re-open in early April 2018. According to the City Engineer’s Office, this project will reduce flooding in the downtown area.

Beginning Monday, Feb. 5, Watula Avenue will be closed from Silver Springs Boulevard north to NE Second Street. Beginning in mid-February, SE Watula Avenue will be closed from E Silver Springs Boulevard to SE Broadway Street.

All necessary devices will be in place to redirect traffic. Construction will take place Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and will not take place during any City-recognized holidays. During construction times, travelers may experience noise, dust and heavy equipment within the project area.

Detour routes:

  • Northbound traffic will go north onto NE First Avenue, east onto NE First Street, ending on NE Watula Avenue.
  • Southbound traffic will go west onto NE First Street, south onto NE Magnolia Avenue, east on W Fort King Street, ending on SE Watula Avenue.

For more information, please contact City Engineer’s Office, Capital Projects Division at 352-629-8419.

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