Construction of a bridge over the CSX railroad crossing in Ocala is forcing road closures and detours.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) project at NE 36th Avenue involving the bridge construction is forcing the closure of the east side of NE 21st Street to north of NE 25th Street. The closures will last through September and detours will be in effect.

All necessary devices will be in place to redirect traffic. During construction times, travelers may experience delays, noise, dust and heavy equipment within the project area. Access will be granted to residential properties and businesses and flaggers will be present to direct traffic.

The detour routes that will be in place include:

  • Drivers on NE 21st Street east of NE 36th Avenue heading westbound will be detoured left at NE 39th Avenue heading southbound to NE 14th Street (State Road 492) will turn right onto northbound NE 36th Avenue, allowing drivers to travel left onto NE 21st Street.
  • Drivers on NE 21st Street east of NE 36th Avenue heading westbound and wanting to take northbound 36th Avenue will turn left onto southbound NE 39th Avenue, turn right onto westbound NE 14th Street, and turn right onto NE 36th Avenue and continue traveling northbound.
  • Drivers on northbound NE 36th Avenue that want to access the portion of NE 21st Street east of NE 36th Avenue will have to turn left onto westbound NE 21st Street, turn left onto southbound NE 30th Street, turn left onto eastbound NE 14th Street, and continue past NE 36th Avenue to turn left onto northbound NE 39th Avenue, allowing drivers to travel on NE 21st Street.
  • Drivers on southbound NE 36th Avenue who want to access the portion of NE 21st Street east of NE 36th Avenue will continue past NE 21st Street, turn left onto eastbound NE 14th Street, and turn left onto northbound NE 39th Avenue, allowing drivers to travel on NE 21st Street.

For additional information, contact the City Engineer’s Office at (352) 351-6795.