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Plant City Courier

$5.8 million project under way on SR 39

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Published:   |   Updated: July 25, 2014 at 10:14 AM

PLANT CITY – Work crews will be a familiar sight through mid-2015 on a 3.1-mile stretch of State Road 39, also known as James L. Redman Parkway.

The Florida Department of Transportation is spending $5.8 million for improvements to the highway south of the city. The work by Lane Construction will continue through next summer.

The improvements include:

• Repaving the highway from State Road 60 north to Charlie Griffin Road

• Installing a traffic light at the Holloway Road/Colson Road intersection

• Adding highway lighting

• Constructing new sidewalks

Motorists should watch for periodic nighttime and daytime lane closures.

DOT spokeswoman Kris Carson said the highway was in need of resurfacing. The agency typically looks at other improvements that may be desirable when it knows it's going to hire a contractor for a repaving job, she said.

The light is being added at the Holloway Road/Colson Road intersection with S.R. 39 because traffic in the area warrants it, Carson said.

For information on the project, contact (813) 612-3300 or roadwork@dot.state.fl.us.

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