North Florida road projects


Published: Monday, January 19, 2009 at 7:05 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 19, 2009 at 7:05 a.m.

Road projects for the north Florida area including Gainesville this week include:

Alachua County:

E. University Avenue and Waldo Road - The road will be closed between NE 1st Street and Waldo Road and along Waldo Road from University Avenue to Citizen's Field on Monday between 12-2 p.m. for the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative March. Gainesville Police will detour traffic.

NE and NW 39th Avenue - Daytime lane closures possible between NW 24th Boulevard and the Gainesville Regional Airport as crews prepare for resurfacing.

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 between County Road 325 and SE 203rd Street south of Hawthorne for placing sod and cleanup. The paving has been completed. Also, crews will be repainting the roadway lines between the Bradford and Marion County lines.

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

Williston Road - Daytime lane closures between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. from Interstate 75 to the Levy County line for crews to work on drainage in preparation for resurfacing.

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 may be necessary on SR 21 from the Hardees Restaurant to Gold Head State Park Monday through Friday while crews work on the new multi-use path. Vehicular traffic is prohibited on the trail, which is also 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 West Duval Street.

Marion Avenue - The road will be closed beginning at the DOT office and ending at Washington Street on Monday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for the Martin Luther King Jr. parade. Lake City Police will direct traffic.

SW Little Road - The road is totally closed at the Rose Creek Bridge 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.

Suwannee Valley Road - The road is totally closed at the I-75 overpass for the next two months because of damage to the overpass. Traffic is detoured to White Springs Road to State Road 136 west to CR 137 south to Adams Road east to Northwest Bermuda Place to NW Lester Way and back to Suwannee Valley Road.

Dixie County:

U.S. 19 - The road will be closed between Dixie County High School and NE 210th Avenue in Cross City on Monday from 12-1 p.m. for the Martin Luther King Jr. parade. Cross City Police and the Dixie County Sheriff's Department will detour traffic.

Gainesville:

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.

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.

NW 15th Avenue Expect daytime road closures between NW 34th Street and NW 31st Terrace through most of 2009. The roadway will be open during the night and on weekends.

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 - 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.

I-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. Cold temperatures have moved back the start of resurfacing the center lane which will require two lanes closed in one direction at night between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. The double lane closure could start mid-week depending on weather. No lane closures are allowed Friday through Sunday. The speed limit is reduced to 60 mph during lane closures and the FHP is patrolling the construction zone.

SR 247 - Daytime lane closures after 8:30 a.m. from Branford to the Columbia County line to place the final layer of asphalt and to replace the sensors embedded in the pavement in specific locations used to count vehicles.

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