May 15, 2024

Clermont Provide’s Update On U.S. Highway 27 Road Construction

1 min read| Published On: May 15th, 2024|

By Kyle Coppola

Clermont Provide’s Update On U.S. Highway 27 Road Construction

1 min read| Published On: May 15th, 2024|

There is much activity occurring on and around U.S. Highway 27, which is owned, maintained, and controlled by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Many residents of the area have voiced concerns with the rate of progress.”We share your frustration and have reached out to FDOT for an update on this improvement projects for this state-owned and maintained roadway. Here is what we have learned:” says Town of Clermont.

Resurfacing is underway on the nearly four miles of U.S. Highway 27 between Cluster Oak Drive and Lake Louisa Road. The project includes removing (milling) and replacing the top layers of asphalt as well as installing curb and gutter, adding pedestrian ramps, signals and other Americans with Disability Act (ADA) required features.

Work began in February, and the contractor has 306 days to complete it. Some of the nighttime milling and resurfacing has been completed, and that operation is scheduled to resume in May. Currently, the contractor is focusing on daytime concrete work.

To help reduce rocks and other debris, regular sweeping of the roadway has been implemented and the project team continues to monitor the road conditions. For more details on this project, including the process to file a damage claim, contact Matt Young at matta.young@dot.state.fl.usor 352-326-7744 or visit

DUKE ENERGY: In addition, work is underway along major Clermont roadways by Duke Energy to trim trees and upgrade its electric grid to help reduce the number and duration of power outages during severe weather. For information on this work, contact Rhonda Santana at or 352-531-1452.

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About the Author: Kyle Coppola

Kyle Coppola was born in Newton, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications from Curry College in 2016. After traveling to Florida on a family vacation, he decided he could not get enough of the warm weather and made the move from snowy Massachusetts to central Florida 8 years ago.

For the last decade Kyle has gained valuable experience in social media content creation, marketing and sales, writing, video production, sports announcing and even broadcasting for local radio stations, such as FM 102.9 in The Villages and FM 91.5 in Massachusetts. Every year he volunteers at The Villages Charter High School as a play-by-play sports announcer for the football games as well as a public address announcer for the basketball games, including the annual Battle at The Villages Tournament.

Outside the office Kyle is a husband and father to two beautiful girls along with their cat. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, travel, play golf and swim. He is also a huge sports junkie and even bigger motorsports fan and loves to attend racing events when he can.

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