Road projects around North Florida

Published: Monday, September 1, 2008 at 7:08 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, September 1, 2008 at 7:08 a.m.

Work on depressions in the roadway could cause traffic delays on sections of Archer Road and Newberry Road in Alachua County this week, the Florida Department of Transportation reported.

Road projects in several North Florida counties including Alachua County and the city of Gainesville that could cause lane closures and traffic delays include:


Archer Road Works begins Tuesday on repairing the pavement at the site of a depression under the roadway just east of SW 34th Street near Radio Shack. Daytime lane closures should be expected between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Newberry Road Work begins Tuesday on repairing the pavement at the site of a depression under the roadway near NW 43rd Street. Daytime lane closures should be expected between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

NW and SW 13th Street Daytime lane closures to allow inmate crews to repaint the roadway markings between the Marion County line and NW 6th Street.

NW 34th Street Nighttime lane closures begin at 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. each weekday to resurface from north of University Avenue to US 441 by the Florida Highway Patrol station. Crews are also working in the ditches along the roadway and the sidewalk may be closed in areas during the daytime.

SW 2nd Avenue Daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. between University Avenue near the O'Connell Center and SW 34th Street to repair concrete sidewalks. Work is expected to be completed Thursday.

SW 13th Street The southbound lane between SW 12th and 14th avenues will be closed for utility work. They may work Saturday and Sunday.

U.S. 301 Work begins Tuesday between County Road 325 and SE 203rd Street. No traffic impacts expected as crews will be working in the median on the drainage structures. Vehicles may be entering and leaving the roadway.


State Road 18 Daytime lane closures between SR 121 and the CSX Railroad in Brooker to mill and resurface the curves and for cleanup.


SR 100 Rails to Trails SR 100 sidestreet traffic between the Bradford County line to the Putnam County line may be impacted periodically while the contractor completes miscellaneous items along the trail. Vehicular traffic is prohibited on the trial. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. in Twin Lakes Park.

SR 21 Multi-use path Intermittent daytime lane closures may be encountered Tuesday through Friday from the end of the sidewalk near Hardee's restaurant to Gold Head State Park while crews work on drainage modifications and the new pedestrian barrier wall at the Brooklyn Lake Bridge. This project should be completed by early 2009.


SW Walter Avenue The road is closed at the Rose Creek Bridge for bridge replacement. All traffic is detoured to SW Little Road for the next three weeks.

U.S. 90 West One lane will be closed in either direction under the Interstate 75 overpass Tuesday through Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. for routine bridge maintenance.


NE 19th Terrace The roadway from NE 8th Avenue through NE 10th Avenue will be closed to all through traffic until the end of December for construction.

SE 1st Avenue Due to the construction of the Hampton Inn. SE 1st Avenue is one-way, westbound, between SE 1st and 3rd streets until approximately April 2009. On-street parking on the east side of the 100 block of SE 1st Street and the north side of the 100 block of 2nd Avenue has been removed. Parking has been temporarily added on the south side of the 200 block of SE 1st Avenue.

SW 11th Avenue Due to Tropical Storm Fay, Gainesville Regional Utility construction of the reclaimed water main in the 1100-1300 block of SW 11th Avenue has been delayed. GRU expects to complete this work on Saturday and will reopen the roadway thereafter.


U.S. 19 Daytime lane closures between Inglis and Lebanon for resurfacing. Also, traffic impacts at the intersection with CR 40 to Inglis to work on traffic signals.


SR 26 The traffic shift at SR 20 and CR 315 has been delayed due to poor weather the last few weeks. It is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 13. Motorists should expect daytime lane closures in this area Tuesday through Friday as crews prepare for the shift. Be aware of vehicles entering and leaving the roadway.

SR 20 Daytime lane closures are scheduled on SR 20 from the Alachua County line to U.S. 17 Tuesday through Thursday while crews repaint the roadway lines. This is a slow-moving operation, and motorists are asked to use caution when driving in this area.


CR 248 Daytime lane closures between U.S. 129 and SR 247 to pave the roadway and to work on the drainage pipes in preparation for resurfacing. The contractor plans to begin paving at the end of the week. The contractor is not working Fridays.

SR 247 Possible daytime lane closures begin after 8:30 a.m. for work on drainage pipes from U.S. 129 in Branford to the Columbia County line. The contractor does not intend to work on Fridays.

U.S. 129 Daytime lane closures as crews prepare the shoulders for paving from north of the Branford city limits to McAlpin. If entering the road from a driveway in the middle of a lane closure, make sure the traffic is headed in the same direction you wish to travel to avoid a head-on collision. The contractor does not intend to work on

Fridays. Also, crews are working on drainage pipes but no lane closures expected.

U.S. 129 Work begins Tuesday at the I-10 interchange area to landscape. No lane closures expected.


SR 18 Daytime lane closures scheduled between SR 121 and the Bradford County line to mill and resurface the curves and for cleanup.

SR 100, 231 and 238 Possible daytime lane closures as crews work to replace the traffic signals and add asphalt to make the turns wider at the intersections of SR 100 and 238 and at SR 121 and 231 in Lake Butler. Possibly, work could begin on adding asphalt to the curves on the roadway between the Reception and Medical Center and SR 100.

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