Slow go in Homosassa

The southbound lanes for traffic on U.S. 19 in Homosassa, at right, are temporarily closed due to construction forcing southbound motorists into a detour onto the northbound lane of travel. The bottleneck has created a slow-go for motorists along the busy section of highway.

West Green Acres Street will be closed at U.S. 19 through Friday, according to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

Traffic can use U.S. 19, South Suffolk Terrace, West Otter Street and South Memorial Drive to get around the closure.

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The speed limit has been reduced to 20 mph on U.S. 19 leading up to Homosassa Trail while widening continues. For the next phase of construction, traffic is in a two-way traffic pattern on U.S. 19 from Jump Court to Homosassa Trail. All traffic is sharing the northbound lanes — one lane in each direction.

Two lanes are open in each direction south of Homosassa Trail.

Contact Chronicle reporter Michael D. Bates at 352-563-3205 or