27-mile detour begins in July
Starting in early July, a culvert replacement project will cause a 27-mile detour on County Road 121.
The Florida Department of Transportation project will inconvenience residents living near Carroll Corner Road and Turkey Trot Trail as well as those who need to travel the area. The construction project is in the vicinity of where the two county roads intersect.
The detour will reroute motorists to U.S. 1 via County Road 108 and Henry Smith Road, according to a press release from FDOT.
Motorists who frequent C.R. 121 to access Hilliard or other points of interest have to take the detour to access the main areas of town.
“The bridge box culvert and roadway need excavated and repaired,” FDOT spokeswoman Bianca Speights said Thursday.
She described the project’s scope,
saying, “It’s pretty extensive.” The closure will be in place until rehabilitation work is completed on a bridge culvert damaged from erosion.
The $387,000 project should be finished by winter, pending weather and unforeseen circumstances, according to FDOT.
Electronic message boards will be placed on C.R. 121 in both directions, notifying motorists in advance of the project. Cell phone users are urged to download the Florida 511 app to plan ahead.