Road projects for north Florida


Published: Monday, January 12, 2009 at 10:44 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 12, 2009 at 10:44 a.m.

Area road closures this week, according to the Florida Department of Transportation and the city of Gainesville, include:

ALACHUA COUNTY:

State Road 26 - Daytime lane closures between NE 39th Avenue and U.S. 301 at Orange Heights to resurface the roadway. Motorists should be aware that eastbound NE 39th Avenue traffic 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.

U.S. 301 - Daytime lane closures for resurfacing between County Road 325 and SE 203rd Street, south of Hawthorne. Also, crews will be repainting the roadway lines between the Marion County and Alachua County lines.

Williston Road - Daytime lane closures between E. University Avenue and SW 34th Street to landscape the medians.

BRADFORD COUNTY:

U.S. 301 - Crews will be repainting the roadway lines between the Alachua and Clay county lines.

CLAY COUNTY:

SR 21 - Daytime lane closures will be necessary on SR 21 from the end of the sidewalk near Hardees Restaurant to Gold Head State Park Monday through Friday while crews work on miscellaneous items. Vehicular traffic is prohibited on the trail. The entire trail is closed to pedestrians and bicyclists until construction is completely finished.

COLUMBIA COUNTY:

Baya Drive - Daytime lane closures as inmate crews will be repainting the roadway markings between U.S. 90 East and W. Duval Street.

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

SR 2 - Daytime lane closures after 8 a.m. to from the Baker County line to about a half mile west to mill and resurface the eastbound lane.

GAINESVILLE:

NE 8th Avenue Along the roadway from Main Street to NE Boulevard, certain curb ramps, driveways and sections of sidewalk will be modified or repaired. Be alert to this work along the sides of the road. Work is scheduled over the next few months.

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. 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.

LEVY COUNTY:

U.S. 19 - Daytime lane closures between SW 14th Avenue and SR 320 in Chiefland for landscaping the medians.

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. Daytime lane closures are scheduled Monday through Friday on CR 315 north of SR 20 while crews work on miscellaneous asphalt and drainage. Please be aware of vehicles entering and leaving the roadway.

U.S. 17 - The road is scheduled to be reduced to one lane from the Volusia County line to SR 100 West Monday through Thursday while crews repaint the roadway symbols such as turn lane arrows. One lane of traffic will be maintained using flaggers.

SUWANNEE COUNTY:

High School Road, Marymac Road, Primary School Road and Silas Drive in Live Oak - Daytime lane closures in the vicinity of Suwannee Primary School, Suwannee High School and the Suwannee Sports Complex to allow crews to build a new sidewalk.

Interstate 75 - Daytime and nighttime lane closures to resurface from the Columbia County line to the Hamilton County line. Currently, work involves closing the outside lane. Beginning J. 19, the center lane will be resurfaced and two lanes will be closed at night between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. with one lane closed during the daytime. No lane closures allowed Friday through Sunday. The speed limit is reduced to 60 mph during lane closures and the Florida Highway Patrol is patrolling the construction zone.

SR 247 - Daytime lane closures after 8:30 a.m. from north of Branford to the Columbia County line to place the final layer of asphalt. In the town of Branford, there may also be daytime lane closures to clean up and place sod around the new sidewalk.

U.S. 129 - All work has been completed between U.S. 27 in Branford and McAlpin and there should be no traffic impacts.

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