Road projects around N. Florida
Published: Monday, January 7, 2008 at 8:50 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 7, 2008 at 8:50 a.m.
With the holidays over, many road projects are underway around the North
Florida area including work on Interstate 75 in Columbia County, the
Florida Department of Transportation reported.
Traffic will be shifted or lanes closed on I-75 between the Alachua and
Suwannee county lines while inmate crews repaint the roadway markings,
according to the agency.
Road projects in several North Florida counties and the city of
Gainesville, which could cause lane closures and traffic delays, include:
• NW 6th Street — Daytime lane closures for resurfacing between NW 8th
Avenue and NW 39th Avenue. Also working on the sidewalks and
wheelchair-accessible ramps at the intersections.
• NW 8th Avenue — Possible daytime lane closures for sidewalk repairs and
to provide wheelchair-accessible ramps in preparation for the resurfacing
between N. Main Street and NW 6th Street.
• NW 143rd Street — Construction on the traffic signal at the NW 39th
Avenue intersection in Jonesville. Travelers should expect delays from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Work is expected to be completed by mid-February.
• NW 182nd Avenue — Milling and resurfacing of the road plus the addition
of paved shoulders along the road from the county line to U.S. 41. Daily
lane closures may be in effect during construction. Travelers through this
area should expect delays from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays. Work should
be completed by the end of February.
• SR 26 — The road will be totally closed to all through traffic between
Orange Heights and Melrose beginning Monday at 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. each
weekday for the next two months. Traffic will be detoured to County Road
219A if westbound and CR 1469 if eastbound. The detour will add about two
more miles to the normal route.
• SR 121 — Daytime lane closures as inmate crews repaint the roadway
markings between SW 13th Street and Levy County line. Also crews will be
repainting the roadway lines which will be a moving operation, but
motorists should not drive in between the paint truck and the safety truck
following to avoid getting wet paint on their vehicle.
• Waldo Road — Daytime lane closures between NE 12th and 16th avenues to
allow crews to provide driveway access and turn lanes for the new Wal-Mart
• SR 18 — Daytime lane closures between SR 121 and the CSX Railroad in
Brooker for crews to work on drainage culverts.
• Interstate 75 — Traffic will be shifted or lanes closed at interchanges
between the Alachua and Suwannee county lines and the Georgia state line
under the overpassses and at the ramps while inmate crews repaint the
• U.S. 441 North — Daytime lane closures after 8:30 a.m. for milling
(removing the asphalt) and repaving scheduled to being Tuesday between
Falling Creek and Deep Creek. Lane closures will be up to two miles long.
Lanes can not be closed between 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for school traffic. Law
enforcement will be enforcing the 60 mph speed limit. Speeding fines are
doubled in construction work zones when workers are present.
• SW 3rd Avenue — The roadway between SW 3rd and 5th streets will be closed
for several months.
• NE 12th Avenue — The roadway between Waldo Road and the Cedar Grove
subdivision will be closed until January 2008. Access into the subdivision
is provided via NE 8th Avenue.
• SE 15th Avenue — The roadway from SE 17th Terrace to SE 17th Drive is
open but may have temporary daytime closures for the next month.
• NW 18th Street — The roadway from University Avenue to NW 1st Avenue will
be closed until approximately June 2008.
• Depot Avenue — The Depot Avenue Rail Trail, from Main Street to SW 11th
Street, will be closed periodically for utility work until Feb. 1. Trail
patrons are encouraged to use alternative routes in the interim.
• U.S. 129 — Daytime lane closures between Bell and the Suwannee County
line for resurfacing.
• SR 24 — Daytime lane closures for resurfacing between the Channel Four
Bridge in Cedar Key and CR 345 in Rosewood. Lane closures begin after 9
a.m. Flaggers will direct traffic around the lane closures. Motorists
entering SR 24 from a side street without a flagger should wait for traffic
to go by in the direction in which they need to travel to avoid running
head-on into traffic. Motorists should allow an extra 15 minutes to reach
• SR 121 — Crews will be repainting the roadway lines between U.S. 19 and
the Alachua County line. This is a moving operation, but motorists should
not pass in between the paint truck and the safety truck following to avoid
getting wet paint on their vehicles.
• U.S. 19 — Daytime lane closures from just south of the Citrus County line
to the Cross Florida Barge Canal south of Inglis to replace the bridge
• U.S. 27A — Crews will be repainting the roadway lines between U.S. 129 in
Chiefland and the Marion County line. This is a moving operation, but
motorists should not pass in between the paint truck and the safety truck
following to avoid getting wet paint on their vehicles.
• Interstate 75 — Landscaping at the SR 236 project has begun, but no
traffic impacts are scheduled during the next week as crews are off the
roadway to layout the plants and drill temporary irrigation wells. Vehicles
may be entering and leaving the roadway.
• U.S. 90 — Daytime lane closures on Monday and Tuesday about three miles
west of Wellborn at 63rd Street to repair the pavement in the new turn
lanes for the new Suwannee Correctional Institution.
• U.S. 90 — Work is scheduled to being Jan. 21 on the resurfacing between
U.S. 90 in Live Oak and I-10. Daytime and nighttime lane closures will be
• SR 18 — Daytime lane closures between SR 121 and the Bradford County line
for crews to resurface and work on drainage culverts.
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