Road projects around North Florida


Published: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 7:53 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 7:53 a.m.

Troopers will be patrolling a stretch of Interstate 75 in Columbia County, where crews are working on interchanges this week, the Florida Department of Transportation reported.

The work on interchanges may include some temporary ramp closures at State Road 47 and lane closures along the interstate, according to the agency. But no lanes will be closed from Friday at 6 a.m. through Sunday at 8 p.m.

Other 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 Nighttime lane closures for milling and resurfacing between NW 8th and 10th avenues. Daytime lane closures for work on the sidewalks and wheelchair-accessible ramps at the intersections.

NW 8th Avenue Nighttime lane closures for resurfacing between N. Main Street and NW 6th Street. Also working on the sidewalks and wheelchair-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.

U.S. 441 A resurfacing project in the city of Alachua between the CSX railroad overpass and just north of the I-75 interchange is scheduled to begin Monday. A construction open house will be at the Alachua City Hall Commission Chambers on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nighttime lane closures are scheduled to begin Feb. 4.

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.

COLUMBIA COUNTY:

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

I-75 Daytime and nighttime lane closures begin Sunday at 8 p.m. for northbound traffic at mile marker 417, about three miles south of the U.S. 441 or exit 414 interchange. The work proceeds north to the SR 47 or exit 423 interchange. The SR 47 on and off ramps will be temporarily closed for paving during the late night and early morning hours. It is possible that crews will reach the SR 47 interchange during the week, and if so then work will proceed to the southbound outside lane. No lane closures will be allowed from Friday at 6 a.m. until Sunday at 8 p.m. When lanes are closed the speed limit will be reduce to 60 mph and speeding fines will be doubled in the work zones. FHP will be patrolling the work zone. Also 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.

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. 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 beginning 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 due to construction.

NE 12th Avenue The roadway between Waldo Road and the Cedar Grove subdivision will be closed until Feb. 1. 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 Gainesville Regional Utilities will close one lane of Depot Avenue between SW 6th and 9th streets to install utilities. Also the Depot Avenue Rail Trail between 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.

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.

NW 8th Avenue Possible daytime lane closures for DOT resurfacing from between N. Main and NW 6th streets. Also crews will be working on the sidewalks and wheelchair-accessible ramps at intersections.

GILCHRIST COUNTY:

U.S. 129 Traffic is expected to be shifted onto temporary pavement between NW 77th Place and NW 87th Street north of Bell. Daytime lane closures between Bell and the Suwannee County line for resurfacing.

LAFAYETTE COUNTY:

A resurfacing project is scheduled to begin between Mayo and CR 53 at Buckville on Feb. 4. Daytime lane closures will occur after 8 a.m. each weekday.

LEVY COUNTY:

SR 24 Daytime lane closures as crews completed the 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. 41 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 Inglis to Lebanon Station for work on the shoulders on the roadway. Also from just south of the Citrus County line near the Cross Florida Bridge to just south of County Road 40 the road has been reduced from two lanes to one lane in each direction to replace the bridge railing. Crews are also 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. Vehicles may be entering and leaving the roadway.

PUTNAM COUNTY:

SR 21 Daytime lane closures are scheduled from Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p .m. on SR 21 while crews continue constructing the roadway shoulder and resurfacing the roadway. Crews will work from SR 20 moving north to the Clay County line and will turn around once the crews have reached the end of the project. Motorists will be directed through the lane closures by a flagger.

U.S. 17 Daytime lane closures are scheduled on U.S. 17 from SR 100 to the Clay County line Monday through Thursday while crews repaint the roadway symbols, such as turn lane arrows.

SR 20 The traffic shift onto the new roadway between Whispering Pines Road and Willis Road has been postponed due to poor weather until the week of Feb. 4. No other traffic impacts are scheduled for the week of Jan. 28, although motorists should be aware of construction vehicles entering and leaving the roadway.

SR 20 Intermittent daytime lane closures are scheduled Monday through Friday on SR 20 eastbound between Sand Lake Road and SR 19 while plants are delivered and crews begin planting in the median. One lane will remain open in both directions.

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. The outside lane will be closed and on-street parking temporarily removed. Once crews reach Winderweedle, they will switch to the southbound outside lane and proceed to U.S. 90. This is part of a project to resurface U.S. 129 from U.S. 90 to north of the I-10 interchange.

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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