Brandon, Florida -- As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, motorists can now make use of the South Gornto Lake Road Expansion between SR 60 and Lumsden Road.
The newly-extended half-mile long roadway includes four 11-foot wide vehicle travel lanes and two 4-foot wide bicycle lanes, as well as a 5-foot wide sidewalk along both sides.
"This additional roadway expansion will improve traffic flow and help relieve congestion. Residents and visitors now have safer and easier access to numerous retail and small businesses in the area," said County Commission Chair Ken Hagan. "We are proud to have approved nearly $4 million from the Community Investment Tax needed for this Gornto Lake Road extension."
The Gornto Lake Road Expansion Project was completed $85,000 under budget, and was finished two weeks ahead of schedule.