Project to Close City Roads
The next phase of the $6.53 million Master Stormwater Project in Downtown Eustis could see sections of Grove Street closed for the next few weeks, with hopes the work can be completed in time for the city's Georgefest Celebration.
The contractor could begin the left-lane closure of Grove Street from Orange Avenue to MacDonald Avenue as early as Tuesday, city officials said. Temporary access to Magnolia Avenue will be maintained as long as the work is not being performed at that intersection.
Completion of the work is expected by Feb. 20, and is being expedited to ensure completion before Georgefest beginning Feb. 24, officials said.
The downtown work has been under way for some time now as a means to reduce localized street flood and clean up stormwater before entering Lake Eustis. The project would also eliminate the requirement for properties developing in the downtown area to have individual stormwater retention areas, thus providing more buildable land.
Final completion of the $6.53 million project is scheduled for July.
The city is contributing $2.68 million, with the rest of the money coming the county, the Lake County Water Authority, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Florida Department of Transportation and the St. Johns River Water Management District.