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Detours and delays will continue for a while along New York Avenue in DeLand, but the roadway should be smoother once workers are finished.

Since December 2017, a contractor for the Florida Department of Transportation has been working to repair and replace concrete slabs on the roadway, also known as State Road 44, between Boundary and Hill avenues.

Drivers noticing indentation where new concrete slabs have been installed need not be alarmed, according to the agency.   

“Once the work placing the new slabs is done, the contractor goes back . . . to smooth it all out,” FDOT spokeswoman Sara Shepherd wrote in an email to The Beacon. “So, in the interim, it is bumpy, but it will not be staying that way.”

The $966,000 project is being completed by DeLand-based Faith Construction Group. It involves 2.3 miles of roadway along New York, as well as concrete replacement at the intersection of Woodland Boulevard and Plymouth Avenue.

The project is on-track to finish this fall, Shepherd said. Temporary lane closures are possible through the end, but may reduce in frequency as the project draws to a close. 

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