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One of the things that impresses me the most about The Villages is the constant at- tention to aesthetics and upgrades.  From the older areas in the north to the brand spanking new southern section, there is a consistency to the beauty and maintenance that we all enjoy. As an example of proactive maintenance, the golf cart tunnel near Laurel Manor has recently been painted and cleaned to increase brightness and visibility. Other tunnels are scheduled to follow:

The multi-modal path tunnels located under Buena Vista Boulevard and El Camino Real are scheduled to be painted January 4, 2021 through January 17, 2021. These dates may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather.

All work is scheduled between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. There will be short periods during the night where the tunnels will be closed and an alternate route must be taken.

  • B1 – 16680 Buena Vista Blvd (Buena Vista/Mulberry)
  • B4 – 1700 Buena Vista Blvd (Buena Vista/Belle Aire/Alhambra)
  • B2 – 17200 Buena Vista Blvd (Buena Vista/Legacy)
  • B5 – 2890 El Camino Real (El Camino/Alhambra/Savannah)
  • B3 – 17700 Buena Vista Blvd (Buena Vista/Belle Meade)
  • B6 – 1530 Buena Vista Blvd (Buena Vista/Savannah)

Everything possible will be done to minimize your inconvenience. For the SAFETY of the crews and all residents, we ask that you please use caution and pay attention to all signage.

Christmas Tree Collection Village Community Development Districts No. 1 – No. 11 in the Sumter County, Marion County or Fruitland  Park portions of The Villages: Discarded live Christmas Trees can be placed at the curb and will be collected with your regular household trash on your designated day. The trees must follow the procedures for yard waste. Tree limbs and branches may not exceed four (4) feet in length, four (4) inches in diameter or exceed 40 pounds. Artificial trees should be taken apart and placed curbside in sections and will be collected with your regular household trash on your designated day. If you live in the Lake County portion of The Villages (not including District No. 11), live trees can be placed at the curb on your assigned yard waste day and must be in 4’ lengths and no more than 6” in diameter. To discard artificial trees, please call Lake County Solid Waste to schedule a bulk pick up at 352-343-3776. If you live in the Town of Lady Lake portion of The Villages, live and artificial trees can be placed at the curb and will be collected with your regular household trash on your designated day. If you have any questions, please contact Waste Management at 352-787-4416. (Information gathered from the District Gov website, where more details are available: www.districtgov.org).

Wishing you all the best in 2021,
Jan Palmer Editor, The VHA Voice