Road work in north Florida


Published: Monday, January 26, 2009 at 8:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 26, 2009 at 8:01 a.m.

Several area road projects around the area could impact traffic, according to the Florida Department of Transportation and the city of Gainesville. Those projects include:

ALACHUA COUNTY:

Interstate 75 - The southbound rest area at Paynes Prairie will be temporarily closed for one month beginning Feb. 2 so the exit ramp can be safely rebuilt. Motorists are encouraged to use the rest area in Columbia County 32 miles to the north or the rest area in Marion County, 37 miles south.

NE and NW 39th Avenue - Daytime lane closures possible between NW 24th Boulevard and the Gainesville Regional Airport as crews repair sidewalk and concrete driveways in preparation for resurfacing. Nighttime paving operations are expected to begin in late February, pending weather.

State Road 26 - Daytime lane closures from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 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. 27/41 - Crews will be repainting the roadway lines from the Levy County line to U.S. 441 in High Springs.

U.S. 301 - Daytime lane closures from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 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 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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:

SR 230 - Crews will be repainting the roadway lines between U.S. 301 and the Clay County line.

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 repaint the roadway markings between U.S. 90 East and W. Duval Street.

Branford Highway - Possible daytime lane closures to finish work on installing a new traffic signal at the intersection with CR 252B and Callahan Road.

Main Boulevard - Daytime lane closures as inmate crews repaint the roadway markings between SR 47 and north of CR 100A.

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 place the final layer of asphalt on the eastbound lane.

SR 47 - Daytime lane closures to place asphalt south of U.S. 27 in Fort White and to work on guardrail at the Santa Fe River Bridge at the Gilchrist County line.

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

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.

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

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 Stret 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 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. between SW 14th Avenue and SR 320 in Chiefland to landscape the medians.

PUTNAM COUNTY:

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 and on SR 20 between CR 315 to Sun Avenue for drainage work. Traffic impacts will be between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Please be aware of vehicles entering and leaving the roadway.

SR 207 - Daytime lane closures are scheduled Monday through Friday on SR 207 northbound from approximately one mile north of U.S. 17 to just south of CR 207A North (approximately 3 miles total) while crews resurface the outside lane. This project should be complete in 45 days.

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:

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 northbound. 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 should start mid-week depending on weather. No lane closures are allowed from Friday at 6 a.m. through Sunday at 9 p.m. The speed limit is reduced to 60 mph during lane closures, and the Florida Highway Patrol is patrolling the construction zone. Large trucks are encouraged to use the inside left lane, which they are normally prohibited from using, when the outside lane is closed because of the placement of traffic cones extending into the center lane.

SR 247 - Daytime lane closures after 8:30 a.m. from Branford to the Columbia County line to finish placing the final layer of asphalt (was delayed because of cold temperatures). Two short sections of pavement will be removed and replaced to correct bad asphalt. Pavement testing will take place on Tuesday. Cleanup and pavement markings continues along the limits of the project.

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