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CALENDAR ANNOUNCEMENT: May 24, 2011
CONTACT: DEP Press Office, (850) 245-2112

Trail Resurfacing and Stormwater Pipe Repairs to Begin on the Southern Portion of the Withlacoochee State Trail

~Trail improvements will temporarily require restricted public access on portions of the trail~

HERNANDO AND PASCO COUNTIES – Through efforts conducted by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Office of Greenways and Trails, improvements to the safety and usability of the Withlacoochee State Trail will take place beginning May 31, 2011.

Approximately six miles of the southern portion of the trail in Hernando and Pasco counties, from the SR 50 Ridge Manor Trailhead to the Trilby Trailhead, will be closed. Public access to this section of the trail will be fully restricted. The Ridge Manor Trailhead will remain open to the public for trail use to the north. The anticipated completion date for these improvements is July, 2011.

The project involves paving of the approach ramps to the SR 50 bridge overpass just south of the Ridge Manor Trailhead and stormwater pipe joint repairs at a location on the trail between the Ridge Manor Trailhead and the Trilby Trailhead.

For updates on the improvement project, visit FloridaGreenwaysAndTrails.com

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Last updated: May 24, 2011

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