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Road to be closed again for reconstruction

Road to be closed again for reconstruction

The CR 486 Contractor plans on closing North Crooked Branch Dr. just south of West Norvell Bryant Hwy. to complete the reconstruction on Sept. 14 and 15.

The original planned closing on Sept. 6 - 8 was impacted because of bad weather making it necessary for this additional closure.

Access to the neighborhood will be available by using Squirrel Tree Avenue which forms a loop with North Crooked Branch Dr. This is the last side street tie-in on the south side of the roadway between Lecanto Hwy and the east end of the project at West Ottawa.

Inverness gas prices

Inverness gas prices

Inverness, FL -- Gas prices are still climbing. In Florida, the average for a gallon of regular unleaded, is $3.66.

You can find the price at the pump cheaper in your neighborhood. Hess, 9515 E. Gulf to Lake Highway, has gas for $3.61 a gallon. RaceTrac, 2120 E. Gulf to Lake Highway, and Murphy USA, 2419 E. Gult to Lake Highway, both have gas for $3.61 as well.

However, on the higher end of the spectrum, BP, 742 S. Florida Ave., is selling their gas for $3.68.

For more gas prices innyour area visit wtsp.com/gas.

Orange Line bus service free to residents in July

Orange Line bus service free to residents in July

Citrus County, FL -- The county's weekday fixed bus line service between Beverly Hills, Lecanto and Inverness will be free to residents the whole month of July.

The Orange Line bus service offers convenient, free shopping and recreation opportunities for residents - without the cost and bother of driving.

County officials are offering the service free to entice more residents to use the fixed bus line. The county has a point to point appointment/pickup bus service, but the Orange Line is the county's step into creating a fixed route system for the greater county in the coming years. The busses operate Monday through Friday, starting at 6 a.m. and run until about 7 p.m. The complete circuit takes about two hours. 

Tompkins Street gets ready for Phase II

Tompkins Street gets ready for Phase II

Inverness, FL -- The City of Inverness will celebrate the groundbreaking for Tompkins Street Phase II on Thursday, June 30.

The ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. at the corner of Cherry Avenue & Thompkins Street.

Construction of the street is planned to begin shortly after the 4th of July and will add sidewalk/bike mixed use lanes, streetscape with medians and update stormwater facilities from Cherry to Ella Avenue.

Lane closures announced in Citrus County

Lane closures announced in Citrus County

According to the Department of Transportation, this week Citrus County residents should plan around the following road closures:

US 19 (Suncoast Blvd.) at  Ozello Trail

Mast-arm and signal installation – Intermittent nightly lane closures Monday – Thursday between 7:00 pm and 7:00 am.

US 41 between SR 44 and SR 200

Resurfacing – Nightly lane closures Monday – Thursday from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am.

Man on riding lawn mower dies in crash

Man on riding lawn mower dies in crash

Citrus County, Florida -- A 45-year-old man died on Friday, April 8, when attempting to cross traffic on his riding lawn mower. His vehicle was pulling a small homemade trailer when he attempted to cross State Road 200 from the west shoulder to travel down East Brave Lane.

A 30-year-old driver in a Ford F-350 was traveling north on State Road 200 approaching the same intersection when the lawn mower failed to yield the right-of-way. The front of the truck struck the right side of the mower, and both vehicles came to final rest on the east shoulder of State Road 200.

Road closures this week

Road closures this week

Citrus County, FL -- There will be road closures this week in Citrus County.

US 19 (Suncoast Blvd.) at Ft. Island Trail and at Ozello Trail

Mast-arm and signal installation – Intermittent nightly lane closures Sunday – Friday between 7:00 pm and 7:00 am.

US 41 between SR 44 and SR 200

Resurfacing – Nightly lane closures Sunday – Thursday from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Please call the Public Information Office at (813) 975-6060 with any questions.