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Updated: 05/07/2014 08:00:02AM

Sumter: The long and widening road

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North Port is expanding Sumter Boulevard to a four-lane road with a median, between Heron Creek and City Center boulevards. The city has been working on the expansion project in segments since the mid-1990s.

By IAN ROSS

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NORTH PORT — The city’s Sumter Boulevard widening project, while delayed slightly, is progressing as planned, according to North Port Road and Drainage officials.

“The contractor for the project (AJAX Paving Industries), was recently awarded 19 additional days to their contract for delays due to weather and added work, which places the contract completion date at Dec. 26, 2014,” Public Works project manager Ben Newman wrote in an email.

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