Road projects around North Florida


Published: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 10:27 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 10:27 a.m.

Rain and cold has delayed some area road projects around the North Florida area, the Florida Department of Transportation reported.

The weather slowed work on U.S. 129 in Live Oak, according to the agency. Weather conditions also could impact construction at U.S. 441 North in Columbia County.

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 resurfacing between N. Main Street and NW 6th Street. Also working on the sidewalks andwheelchair-accessible ramps.

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 is totally closed to all through traffic between Orange Heights and Melrose each weekday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for the next two months for repairs to a depression. Westbound traffic is detoured to County Road 219A and eastbound traffic is detoured to County Road 1469. 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 resurfacing.

SR 100 The road is closed at the railroad crossing just east of U.S. 301 in Starke. A detour is set up with through traffic directed to SR 16. The road is expected to be reopened by Friday.

COLUMBIA COUNTY:

Interstate 10 The eastbound outside lane about three miles east of the I-75 interchange or around mile marker 300 is scheduled to be closed Tuesday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. to pressure grout and then mill and resurface the roadway.

I-75 Traffic will be shifted or lanes closed during the week at the interchanges between the Alachua and Suwannee county lines under the overpasses and at the ramps while inmate crews repaint the roadway markings. Looking ahead, the resurfacing project will begin on Jan. 27 about three miles north of the U.S. 441 interchange with the outside northbound lane closed and proceeding north to the SR 47 interchange. Lane closures will occur Sunday at 8 p.m. until Friday at 6 a.m. No work allowed to close lanes on the weekends.

U.S. 441 North Daytime lane closures after 8:30 a.m. for milling (removing the asphalt) and repaving from north of Falling Creek Bridge to just north of the Deep Creek Bridge including work on Sunday. Lane closures will be up to two miles long, and there may be more than one lane closure through the 8-mile-long project. Rain and cold temperatures may delay the work. Motorists should allow at least an extra 15 minutes to reach their destination in time.

U.S. 441 North The northbound outside lane will be closed starting Tuesday between Tammy Lane and Bell Road in the vicinity of the new Target Distribution Center, just south of I-10, for work on the driveways and right turn lanes into the new facility.

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.

NW 18th Street The roadway from University Avenue to NW 1st Avenue will be closed until approximately June 2008.

W. 6th Street Daytime lane closures for DOT resurfacing between NW 8th

Avenue and NW 39th Avenue. Also crews will be working on the sidewalks and wheelchair-accessible ramps at intersections.

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.

NW 8th Avenue Possible daytime lane closures for DOT resurfacing from between N. Main and NW 6th streets.

SW 62nd Boulevard Daytime lane closures due to road construction may delay RTS buses on routes 20 and 21. The construction will last until approximately Feb. 21.

GILCHRIST COUNTY:

U.S. 129 Traffic is expected to be shifted onto temporary pavement between NW 77th Place and NW 87th Street during the week. Also 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.

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 The roadway from just south of the Citrus County line, near the Cross Florida Bridge Canal Bridge to just south of CR 40 has been reduced from two lanes to one lane in each direction to replace the bridge railing. Also crews are working on the culverts off the roadway just south of the bridge and through the town of Inglis.

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. 129 Work is scheduled to being Thursday at 7 p.m. at the intersection with U.S. 90 in Live Oak and proceeding north to Winderweedle Street to resurface the roadway. This was delayed from earlier plans to start on Jan. 20 because of rain and cold temperatures.

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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