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:

ALACHUA COUNTY:

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

Supercenter.

BRADFORD COUNTY:

SR 18 Daytime lane closures between SR 121 and the CSX Railroad in

Brooker for crews to work on drainage culverts.

COLUMBIA COUNTY:

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

roadway markings.

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.

GAINESVILLE :

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.

GILCHRIST COUNTY:

U.S. 129 Daytime lane closures between Bell and the Suwannee County

line for resurfacing.

LEVY COUNTY:

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

their destination.

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

rail.

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.

MARION COUNTY:

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.

SUWANNEE COUNTY:

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

required.

UNION COUNTY:

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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