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CRYSTAL RIVER — After a couple of weeks of potential starts to work on Cutler Spur Boulevard, it appears Commercial Industrial Corp. of Reddick is poised to begin construction this week.
This means part of the road — between Paradise Point Road and Kings Bay Drive — will be closed to through traffic for about 90 days, the length of time for the first phase of improvements. Dave Burnell, the city’s public works director, said he got word that work will begin today.
Work also began Monday on the final phase of Fort Island Trail sewer line project, according to Burnell.
“They will start with the force-main lifts and it is going to be the neighborhood north of Fort Island Trail to as far north as North Palm Springs Terrace,” Burnell said.
Burnell said the nearly $4 million sewer project may cause some occasional lane closures in the area, but nothing significant during the year-long project.
Improvements to Cutler Spur Boulevard include the complete reconstruction of the road. The aim is to improve the vertical alignment, add drainage retention areas, improve the drainage collection system, replace utilities, widen the roadway, and add a 10-foot-wide walking and biking path.
Construction on the $2.6 million project was initially slated to begin March 25 by the city, but the contractor wanted to get the work on the culvert area of the project under way before the rainy season begins and moved the start date forward.
However, since the date change in late February, work hasn’t started. Burnell believes it is a go this week and motorists should expect the road closure signs up sometime during the week.
A copy of the construction drawings is available at www.crystalriverfl.org.
For questions, call Rod Darley, project coordinator at Stantec, at 813-223-9500.
If you have other questions, call the Crystal River Public Works Department at 352-795-4216.
Contact Chronicle reporter A.B. Sidibe at 352-564-2925 or firstname.lastname@example.org.