Turnpike closing Oakland Avenue bridge

A detour has been established while the bridge and this section of the road are shut down for a year.

Courtesy of Florida's Turnpike Enterprise
Courtesy of Florida's Turnpike Enterprise
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Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise is closing the County Road 438/Oakland Avenue bridge over Florida’s Turnpike in Oakland Sept. 26 for demolition and reconstruction. The bridge is anticipated to be closed for 12 months.

Detours have been established, and drivers will have to use Tubb Street and West Colonial Drive while the bridge is out.

This closure is part of the project widening the turnpike from two to four lanes in each direction, from West Colonial/Clermont to Hancock Road/Minneola in Orange and Lake counties. This project is anticipated to be completed by mid-2026; however, the schedule could change due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.

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Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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