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Jasmine Drive in Brooksville to close for widening

BROOKSVILLE — Jasmine Drive, a popular shortcut that connects east Brooksville with the city's north side, will shut down Monday so work can be done to improve traffic flow.

The narrow two-lane stretch of road that connects Cortez Boulevard and Mondon Hill Road will be widened, and a new portion will be added that will connect Jasmine Drive to McIntyre Road. The work will require closing a 1,200-foot section of the road to through traffic for as long as nine months.

Once finished, the road will provide quicker access from Cortez to Croom Road by eliminating a jog that drivers had to make at Mondon Hill.

Hernando County community relations coordinator Brenda Frazier said county engineers consider Jasmine Drive a collector road. The improvements will enable the road to handle increased volume more safely.

Located just east of the Brooksville city limits, Jasmine is considered one of the more beautiful scenic roads around Brooksville. From Cortez Boulevard near the eastern end of the State Road 50 truck bypass, it travels north past the Brooksville Wesleyan Church and the Wesleyan Village community toward neighborhoods such as Ludlow Heights and Forest Hills, as well as residences around the Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks.

Frazier said that an 8.5-acre parcel to the east of the road was purchased for the new spur that will connect to McIntyre Road, sparing a canopy of existing hardwood trees covering the road's northern end.

The project has been on the county's capital improvement list for some time. The $557,348.14 needed for construction is being paid for with impact fees.

During construction, traffic will be detoured along Jefferson Street to Broad Street, then north to Mondon Hill Road.

Logan Neill can be reached at lneill@sptimes.com or (352) 848-1435.

Jasmine Drive in Brooksville to close for widening 05/29/09 [Last modified: Friday, May 29, 2009 6:38pm]
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