Eiland Boulevard undergoing improvements

Eiland Boulevard is undergoing repaving between its intersections with Handcart Road and Fort King Road in Zephyrhills.

The project, which began the week of May 13, is a result of studies showing the road’s need for resurfacing because of crevices.

“We evaluated the condition of the pavement,” stated Ainsley Caldwell, chief project manager of Pasco County. “We did some ratings on [a] number of roads and we selected that (Eiland Boulevard) for repaving.”

Construction consists of shaving off 3 inches of damaged asphalt, then repaving it with two coats of new liquid asphalt, Caldwell explained.

The work schedule will run Sundays to Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Message boards, flag crews and law enforcement are on site because the road closures result in opposing traffic having to share one lane.

No detours are planned on Eiland Boulevard, the project manager added.

Construction has begun on the eastbound lane. The westbound land will be resurfaced next.

The $3.4 million development is expected to be completed by mid-June.

Published May 15, 2019

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