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Lake County Department of Public Works schedules public informational meeting for improvements along C.R. 42

RELEASE DATE: February 22, 2007

TAVARES — The Lake County Department of Public Works is hosting a public informational meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium of Umatilla High School, located at 320 N. Trowell Ave. The meeting is being presented to inform attendees about the current conditions and proposed improvements of County Road 42 from the Marion County line to County Road 450.

At the public meeting, representatives from the Department of Public Works and the transportation consulting firm of Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc. will be available to receive comments and address questions regarding this project. A brief presentation about the project will be made at 6:15 p.m.

This is the first kick-off meeting regarding this safety improvement project for County Road 42. Additional meetings will be scheduled when a preliminary design is completed. The estimated $1.8 million project includes adding paved shoulders, resurfacing and realigning the County Road 42 and State Road 19 intersection with improved signalization and drainage. A Florida Department of Transportation grant was secured to fund a portion of this project.

An informational mailing regarding the public meeting was sent to all residences within 300 feet of the project. For more information about this meeting, call the Lake County Department of Public Works, Engineering Division, at (352) 483-9043.

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