Due to a void under the highway, US 19 near W. Green Acres Street remains one lane in each direction, with both directions using the southbound roadway in that area. This configuration will remain in place until at least Friday, September 29 (morning), when void repairs are estimated to be completed and work will begin to reopen the northbound lanes.
A void was discovered underneath one of the northbound lanes Tuesday afternoon, September 26 and the left lane was closed for motorist safety and testing. The other northbound lane was closed late on September 26 to provide space for additional testing and repairs, which showed the void also was under the right northbound lane. Crews began filling the void with grout Wednesday morning and will continue this activity into tomorrow.
No major traffic issues or delays have been observed since the highway was put into the current traffic configuration on September 26. However, motorists can expect minor delays in each direction of US 19 approaching that area and may want to consider an alternate route below or other roads depending on the destination. Please note that the detours below are quite lengthy and will very likely take drivers longer than if they were to remain on US 19 through the work zone.
Alternative routes to avoid the work zone:
Northbound US 19: Turn right off northbound US 19 and go east on W. Cardinal Street, then turn left onto northbound S. Lecanto Highway (County Road 491). Go north on Lecanto Highway, then turn left onto W. Grover Cleveland Boulevard and go west back to US 19.
Southbound US 19: Turn left onto W. Grover Cleveland Boulevard and go east to S. Lecanto Highway (County Road 491). Turn right and go south on Lecanto Highway, then turn right onto W. Cardinal Street and go east back to US 19.
If traveling a longer distance between Homosassa Springs and Lecanto or Crystal River, drivers may also consider using Lecanto Highway between W. Cardinal Street and SR 44.