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LakeXpress route to be affected by festival in Mount Dora

RELEASE DATE: February 4, 2010

MOUNT DORA — Route 3 of LakeXpress will be modified on Friday, Feb. 5, after 4 p.m. in downtown Mount Dora due to the 35th Annual Mount Dora Arts Festival.

The new route for Friday after 4 p.m. will be turn left on Heim Road, which turns into 11th Avenue. The bus will then take 11th Avenue to Highland Street and turn right and resume the normal route. After turning right on Highland Street (for the return trip) instead of turning left on Fifth Avenue it will go up to Lincoln Avenue and turn right and resume the normal route.

The Lake County Public Transportation Division apologizes in advance for any inconvenience this may cause riders and has placed notices in buses alerting riders to this temporarily diverted route.

LakeXpress, the County’s public transportation service, includes four routes. Route 1 runs from The Villages to Eustis, primarily on U.S. Highway 441. Route 2 circulates in downtown Leesburg. Route 3 circulates in downtown Mount Dora. Route 4 runs from the Altoona Post Office on State Road 19 to the community of Zellwood on U.S. Highway 441 where passengers can transfer to LYNX route 44.

LakeXpress operates Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. Fares for LakeXpress are $1 for all trips. Half-fares are available for riders 60 years or older, students and individuals with disabilities (buses are equipped with lifts). Free fares are available for children under five years of age, who are accompanied by a fare-paying chaperone.

For more information about LakeXpress or to view a bus schedule, call (352) 326-8637 or log on to www.RideLakeXpress.com.

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