By Kyle LoJacono
Road resurfacing work on the Suncoast Parkway in Pasco County is a few months from completion, according to Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) public information officer Christa Deason.
The $18.5-million project, which started last summer, includes milling and resurfacing of the travel lanes on the 20 miles of the Suncoast between the exits to SR 54 in the south and County Line Road in the north.
Deason said the project is the normal upkeep work that is done on all roadways.
“Most asphalt lasts 10 to 12 years, and it is inspected all the time for wear,” Deason said. “The Suncoast has been open 11 years. This project should be complete by late summer, barring any unforeseen weather events. We will be starting a similar project in Hernando (County) within the next week or so.”
Deason said the project also includes construction of median cable barriers and upgrades to the existing motorist aid call boxes.
She added that drivers should continue to watch for single-lane closures until the roadwork is completed.
For lane closure information, visit www.floridasturnpike.com/construction_update_CentralFla.cfm.
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