North Florida road construction report


Published: Monday, December 1, 2008 at 8:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, December 1, 2008 at 8:30 a.m.

Area road projects are underway around the North Florida area. A listing of construction work that could impact traffic and close roads lanes, provided by the Florida Department of Transportation, includes:

ALACHUA COUNTY:

Newberry Road - Daytime lane closures from the Gilchrist County line to NW 34th Street to allow inmate crews to repaint roadway markings such as bike lanes, turn arrows, etc.

NW 34th Street - Daytime lane closures between U.S. 441 and Williston Road as inmate crews repaint the roadway markings.

State Road 26 - A new traffic pattern is in place at the intersection with NE 39th Avenue. Eastbound NE 39th Avenue no longer has to stop to continue east on SR 26. Now, eastbound SR 26 traffic must come to a complete stop at the intersection before turning left or right. Westbound traffic on SR 26 continuing west on NE 39th Avenue will not have to stop. Daytime lane closures will continue at the intersection as well as from Hawthorne Road and NE 55th Street for work on sidewalk. Crews are also widening SR 26 at County Road 234 for a left turn lane.

University Avenue - Daytime lane closures from NW 34th Street to Waldo Road to allow inmate crews to repaint roadway markings such as bike lanes, turn arrows, etc.

U.S. 301 - Daytime lane closures for resurfacing and guardrail replacement at the Lochloosa Bridge between CR 325 and SE 203rd Street south of Hawthorne. Also, inmate crews will be repainting the roadway markings from the Marion County line to the Bradford County line.

Waldo Road - Daytime lane closures from University Avenue to U.S. 301 to allow inmate crews to repaint the roadway markings.

BRADFORD COUNTY:

U.S 301 - Daytime lane closures between the Alachua County line and Clay County line as inmate crews repaint the roadway markings.

CLAY COUNTY:

SR 16 - Daytime lane closures are scheduled SR16 and CR 218 Monday through Friday while the new signal is installed. The traffic signal should be flashing the week of December 1.

SR 21 - Multiuse path from the end of the sidewalk near Hardees Restaurant to Gold Head State Park

Daytime lane closures will be necessary on SR 21 Monday through Friday from the end of the sidewalk near Hardees Restaurant to Gold Head State Park while crews continue paving the new multiuse path. This project should be completed by early 2009.

COLUMBIA COUNTY:

Marion Avenue - The road will be totally closed between Washington Street and Margaret Street on Monday from 6-8 p.m. for the Lake City Christmas parade. Lake City Police will detour traffic.

SW Little Road - The road is totally closed at the Rose Creek Bridge for the next five months to replace the bridge. All through traffic is detoured to SW Walter Avenue.

GILCHRIST COUNTY:

U.S. 129 - The road will be totally closed on Saturday in the Town of Bell between Bell Park and Pine Avenue from 1-3 p.m. for the Bell Christmas parade. Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Department will detour traffic.

LEVY COUNTY:

U.S. 19 - One lane will be closed in either direction from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. just south of NW 160th Street in Chiefland beginning Monday and continuing for two weeks until December 12. Crews will be replacing the traffic sensors embedded in the pavement that record traffic volumes.

U.S. 19 - The road will be totally closed between SW 4th Avenue and Northwest 11th Avenue in the city of Chiefland on Saturday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for the Chiefland Christmas and Winter Festival and parade. Chiefland Police will detour traffic.

PUTNAM COUNTY:

SR 19 - Lane closures are scheduled Monday through Thursday on SR 19 from the Marion County line to U.S. 17 while crews repaint the roadway symbols such as turn lane arrows. One lane of traffic will remain open in both directions.

SR 20 - Traffic has been shifted onto the new roadway at the intersection of SR 20 and CR 315 in Interlachen. The speed limit through the intersection has been reduced to 25 mph. Brief traffic impacts may be encountered Monday through Friday on SR 20 between C&W Trucking and Lake Ida as crews pave turn lanes. Please be aware of vehicles entering and leaving the roadway.

U.S. 17 - Lane closures are scheduled Monday through Thursday on U.S. 17 (Reid Street) from SR 100 West to Clay County line while crews repaint the roadway lines. This is a slow moving operation and motorists are asked to use caution when driving in this area.

SUWANNEE COUNTY:

Silas Drive - Possible daytime lane closures between Walker Avenue and the Suwannee Sports Complex to allow crews to build a new sidewalk.

SR 247 - A 24-hour a day lane closure is scheduled to begin Monday just south of the Columbia County line to rebuild a short section of pavement. Also, daytime lane closures after 8:30 a.m. in the town of Branford to finish work on the sidewalks and driveways between U.S. 129 and the northern city limits. Repaving in the town of Branford is expected to begin December 8. Possible daytime lane closures from north of Branford to the Columbia County line to pour concrete at some of the drainage pipes.

U.S. 129 - Daytime lane closures after 8:30 a.m. to pave the downtown area of Branford from U.S. 27 to the western city limits will continue through Wednesday. Also, daytime lane closures on the rural section from north of Branford to McAlpin continues for the placement of the final layer of asphalt. Crews are currently paving the southbound lane and by Wednesday should begin heading northbound.

U.S. 90 - The road will be totally closed from U.S. 129 to Houston Avenue in the city of Live Oak on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the annual Christmas on the Square festival. Live Oak Police will detour traffic.

U.S. 129 - The road will be totally closed both north and south of U.S. 90 in the city of Live Oak on Saturday, December 6 from 5:45 to 9 p.m. for the Live Oak Christmas parade. Live Oak Police will detour traffic.

UNION COUNTY:

SR 231 - Daytime lane closures between SR 100 and the Reception and Medical Center to paint the final roadway markings.

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