Firm awarded $134.6M Suncoast Parkway Construction Project

Suncoast Parkway signs

Lane Construction Corporation, a U.S. subsidiary of Salini Impregilo, has won the $134.6 million contract for highway construction to build a section of Suncoast Parkway 2, a new highway leading north of Tampa.

The project will involve the construction of 15 bridges as well as the road, drainage and associated work.

Periodic night lane closures on U.S. 19 in Homosassa

Public Education Foundation of Marion County receives grant to aid schools

The Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) recently awarded The Public Education Foundation of Marion County $59,546.95 in matching funds through the School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Program.

The grant funds will be used to help support the following programs: 

TOP VIDEO: Hurricane Irma Lessons

Citrus County Commissioner Ron E. Kitchen Jr., District 3

Citrus County Commissioner Ron Kitchen Jr. on Tuesday told fellow commissioners about a Nov. 13 meeting of the Tampa Bay Regional Council to discuss lessons learned from Hurricane Irma.

Kitchen represents Citrus County on the council.

Out of those discussions, the council fomulated possible Legislative priorities to make the state more prepared for future hurricanes. Part of those discussions included hurricane evacuation routes and, Kitchen said, the Suncoast Parkway extension project through Citrus County was also discussed as being a priority.

MPO Technical Advisory Committee meets

MPO LOGOHernando Citrus Planning Organization (MPO) Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to hold public meeting
 
The Hernando/Citrus Planning Organization (MPO) Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, beginning at 10:00 a.m., at 1661 Blaise Drive, Hernando County Building Division Training Facility, Brooksville, Florida.
 

Date: 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 10:00am

Board to wait for lawsuit, Legislature to pass medical marijuana policy

The Citrus County Commission will wait until a lawsuit over medical marijuana winds its way through the courts, and for the state Legislature to make up its mind before the county passes an ordinance governing the dispensing of the substance.

The board had before it a draft ordinance that would spell out where medical marijuana dispensaries would be located in the county, among other restrictions.

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