LAUREL HILL — The Florida Department of Transportation’s ongoing State Road 85 resurfacing project has taken a slight detour while contractor crews address a drainage issue in Laurel Hill.


LAUREL HILL — The Florida Department of Transportation’s ongoing State Road 85 resurfacing project has taken a slight detour while contractor crews address a drainage issue in Laurel Hill.



The work is on Second Avenue from S.R. 85 to the intersection with Third Street. As part of the roadwork, the Third Street spur between Second Avenue and S.R. 85 will permanently close, equipment operator Brandon Haveard said.



“It’s mainly to get everybody to stop using this road,” he said, indicating the short stretch of Third Street.



Excavation work alongside the avenue is for a drainage ditch that will connect to a drain near the state road, Haveard said.



Anderson Columbia has been resurfacing S.R. 85 since November began. The contractor has completed the northbound lane and is working on the southbound segment. Work should be completed by year’s end, barring weather-related delays, according to an FDOT project announcement.