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HAWTHORNE – As part of the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) widening improvement project on State Road 20 from the Putnam County line to SW 56th Avenue, access to Gordon Chapel Road from State Road 20 is scheduled to close temporarily Monday, June 8 through midJuly, weather and schedule permitting. The closure is necessary to complete drainage and reconstruction work.

Eastbound and westbound traffic will detour via County Road 20A to Orange Avenue and Old Hawthorne Road to access Gordon Chapel Road. The improvements include widening State Road 20 from a two-lane roadway to a four-lane urban roadway with curbs, gutters, grassed medians, bicycle lanes, 5-foot sidewalk on the north side of the roadway, 10-foot multi-use path on the south side of the roadway and 5-span bridge at Fowlers Prairie. This segment will complete a 12-mile span of improvements on State Road 20 from Alachua County to Putnam County.

Lane closures will be allowed Monday through Friday after 8:30 a.m. Intermittent detours may be necessary to complete reconstruction work at access points to State Road 20. Periodic traffic shifts will be necessary to allow the contractor to safely complete work. Motorists should stay alert and adhere to posted construction and regulatory signs while traveling through the active construction zone.

Anderson Columbia Co. Inc is estimated to complete the $49 million widening improvements by late 2022, weather and unforeseen circumstances permitting.

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