March 2024 

Happy Spring Clermont Champions! 

The process to update Clermont’s Comprehensive Plan continues and an outstanding number of folks have completed the community survey. Thank you for taking the time and providing your input on Clermont’s future growth and development. If you haven’t taken the survey, there is still time as the deadline has been extended. Please don’t miss this opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas on how we allow Clermont to grow. The survey will be available online through April 15 at 

While the City does not control State Road 50 (SR 50) or U.S. Highway 27 (US 27), I do have some updates on improvement projects. 

Thanks to a state, county, and city partnership, the nearly $500,000 of improvements to SR 50 between Grand Highway and the Orange County line are nearly complete. The work includes upgrading signal equipment at intersections and adjusting the timing for better synchronization along the entire corridor. The state purchased the equipment, Lake County has been installing and the Clermont community will surely benefit. On a recent trip to Winter Garden, I only had to stop for one red light so it looks like these improvements are beginning to work! 

The resurfacing of US 27 between Cluster Oak Drive and Lake Louisa Road also continues. Crews are working mainly overnight to remove and replace the road’s structural layer and will then add the top layer of asphalt. We reached out to FDOT regarding excessive roadway debris and have been told sweeping operations are regularly scheduled as part of this project. 

The Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) will host the official “ground-breaking” on April 4 for the much-anticipated Lake/Orange Expressway (SR 516). This new road will connect US 27 and SR 429 and was designed to help ease traffic through Lake and Orange counties. Construction is scheduled to begin later this year on the first of three sections of the 4.4-mile road. 

Duke Energy is upgrading its power grid in and around Clermont. The work includes replacing poles and lines and moving some lines underground. Much of this work will take place along some of our busiest roads. Please use caution and slow down when you see trucks and workers. 

Looking ahead, Clermont’s Special Election to fill the remaining term of Seat 2 is Tuesday, May 14. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and I encourage you to mark your calendar and exercise your right to vote. For a full list of polling locations, visit 

I always look forward to “Lunch with the Mayor” at noon on the first Tuesday of each month. I encourage you to join us if you can. You will have to buy your lunch, but I will provide a City update and answer questions. On April 2, we’ll be at Cantina’s Mexican Kitchen, 2507 S. US 27, and on May 7, at Salt Shack on the Lake, 846 W. Osceola Street. 

I remain thankful for the opportunity to serve as your Mayor. As always, you can reach me at with any questions or concerns. 

Until next time, 

Mayor Tim Murry 

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