TAVARES – Beginning Wednesday, May 21, Alfred Street from Caroline Street to Joanna Avenue will be closed to through traffic. Drivers will only be able to access the Lake County Government Complex parking garage entrance on Sinclair Avenue via Main Street, as Sinclair Avenue at the intersection of Alfred Street will be closed for several weeks.
Detour signs will be posted to alert the public, and motorists are asked to use caution while in the area. Once complete, the Alfred Street project will establish one-way directional traffic between State Road 19 and Disston Avenue. The city of Tavares is also currently overseeing a utility project to replace water and sewer lines in the downtown area.
From May 15 - May 20, drivers should expect lane closures on Alfred Street from Joanna Avenue to Disston Avenue. The road will remain open to traffic, but drivers may experience delays.
Currently, drivers coming into downtown Tavares from Leesburg are being diverted from Alfred Street onto the newly paved Caroline Street. This route will remain open, with two more blocks of Caroline Street from Sinclair Avenue to Joanna Avenue opening to traffic.
For more information about the project, contact The Lake County Public Works Department Road Operations Division at 352-483-9007.