Paving to begin on Fort Island Trail

(Updted) -- The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners has contracted D.A.B. Constructors, Inc., to perform the Fort Island Trail Resurfacing (SCOP) Project.

Paving is expected to start on Tuesday April 18, and anticipated date of completion is May 5.

Shoulder work and final striping will be completed by June 5. The Project area starts at West Dixie Shores Drive, and extends approximately five miles west.

If you have any questions, call Quincy Wylupek at 527-5446.

Fort Island Gulf Beach Park reopens Oct. 1

Citrus County Road and Grounds Maintenance crews have been working diligently to complete some additional details such as signage, placing trash cans, sanitizing restrooms, raking of the beach, and building the wall around the septic station to get Fort Island Gulf Park Beach operational. (PHOTO: Cynthia Oswald. Sept. 30, 2016)

By Cynthia Oswald,
BOCC Public Information Officer

The Division of Parks and Recreation is prepared to reopen the Fort Island Gulf Beach Park on Saturday, Oct. 1.  

The park received extensive damage due to Hurricane Hermine the first weekend of September and has been closed to the public since then.

Fort Island Gulf Beach Park closed until further notice

Damaged building and grounds at  Fort Island Gulf Beach Park and Boat Ramp in Crystal River. (PHOTO: Cynthia Oswald, BOCC PIO on Sept. 3, 2016)

The Fort Island Gulf Beach Park and Boat Ramp has been closed until repairs can be completed from Hurricane Hermine damage.

West Fort Island Trail has been closed just west of the Marine Science Station at the Salt River Bridge.

Closure postings have been placed on West Fort Island Trail just west of U.S. 19, and at the closure location.

Body recovered in water off Fort Island Gulf Beach

Todd Philip Ginestra

The body of 48-year-old Todd Philip Ginestra has been recovered in the water off Fort Island Gulf Beach in Crystal River.

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office said foul pay is not suspected, and final cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner's office.

The Sheriff's Office said his vehicle was found at Fort Island Beach, and that he had been reported missing and endangered.

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