TAVARES — The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, Nov. 6, at 10 a.m. for newly paved roads in the Hilltop-Sorrento Subdivision, located off Country Road 437 about one-half mile north of Wolf Branch Road.
To locate the ceremony site, turn off Country Road 437 to Shetland Trail and continue until the intersection of Thoroughbred Trail. The ceremony will be attended by Lake County Commissioner and Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners Catherine Hanson.
“These improved roads will enhance safety for residents and increase property values in this community,” Hanson said.
The Hilltop-Sorrento special-assessment project included a double surface treatment to five dirt roads, Gene Lane and Shetland, Thoroughbred, Appaloosa and Welsh trails. A double surface treatment includes layers of clay, lime rock, granite rock and liquid asphalt.
The $607,000 construction job was a special assessment project. The majority of the property owners in the neighborhood voted in favor of the project and the accompanying special-tax assessment to pay for the community’s approximate 55 percent of the project cost. In addition to the benefits of paved roads over dirt, the project also increased road widths in several locations. The engineering and right-of-way costs for this project were about $51,000 for a total project cost of $658,000.
For more information about the ceremony or this special assessment project, call the Lake County Department of Public Works at (352) 483-9000.