Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Aug. 1 included front row, left to right, Cindy Dunkle, FDOT Chiefland Maintenance Engineer; Mary Ellzey, Chiefland City Manager and Karen Webster, FDOT Contracts Coordinator. Second row, Mark Hanna, FDOT Contracts/Permits Manager and Paul Schmelz, Contractor. Third row is Milton Weeks, FDOT Highway Maintenance Supervisor II.
DOT makes walking in town a bit safer

By Tracy Hisler-Pace

Pedestrians walking along U.S. Highway 19 in Chiefland used to find stayting safe a bit dicey due to the lack of a continuous sidewalk.

But things have gotten a little safer for walking in the city's commercial district.

The Florida Department of Transportation District 2 Maintenance Office staff identified the need to extend the existing sidewalk from McDonald's to Bar-B-Q Bills. And the project is 95 percent complete.