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Blanding Boulevard widening underway in Middleburg

Bike lanes, sidewalks planned for stretch of Blanding near high school

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MIDDLEBURG, Fla. – A major road widening project is under way in Middleburg.

The Florida Department of Transportation is widening Blanding Boulevard (State Road 21) between Long Bay Road and Allie Murray Road -- not far from Middleburg High School.

There are many improvements planned for this project, which includes widening the road from four to six lanes.

There will also be a 4-foot-wide bike lane added in both directions, along with sidewalks.

The project is estimated to cost $19.1 million and finish up in Spring 2021. Weather could affect that completion date.

The DOT will update drivers with lane closures if they happen at: www.nflroads.com.