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Judicial Center Renovations to Begin in September, Parking Shortages Expected

BROOKSVILLE – You may notice a lot of construction activity in and around the Hernando County Judicial Center, starting in September.

According to County officials, there will be upgrades to the Courthouse building, including expanding courtrooms, enhancing security, creating a brand-new entrance and lobby, and adding addition ADA parking spaces.

This project is set to begin on September 13, 2022 and is expected to continue through the spring of 2024. The new lobby entrance is projected to be completed and open to the public sometime in the fall of 2023. The public will be notified of any potential delays. A new temporary entrance for the main lobby will be put into effect for citizens to utilize while the Judicial Center is under renovations and the main entrance is under construction. The temporary entrance will be located off to the right-hand side of the Courthouse next to Jefferson St. The additional entrance located in-between the two buildings will still be accessible for public use.

The 1st entrance into the parking lot for the Judicial Center on Broad St. will be closed. The public will need to utilize the 2nd entrance to gain access into the parking area. The parking lot located on the east side of Broad St. and Magnolia St. will no longer be accessible to the public during construction. The parking lot next to the Records Storage building will also be closed at this time. These parking lots will be utilized as contractor staging areas.

Officials are asking the public to not use parking spaces dedicated to local businesses in downtown Brooksville.

While the renovations are in effect, the recycling containers will be removed from the Courthouse and no longer accessible. Recycling can still be dropped off to the Main Landfill or one of Hernando County's Convenience Centers.

 

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