Weekly road report for June 1, 2009


Published: Monday, June 1, 2009 at 9:04 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, June 1, 2009 at 9:04 a.m.

The following road work by the Florida Department of Transportation and other agencies could impact traffic this week:

ALACHUA COUNTY:

East University Avenue (State Road 26) - Minimal daytime lane closures from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. between Northeast 14th Street and the end of the four-lane section to finish the resurfacing project.

Interstate 75 - Nighttime lane closures expected beginning Monday between the Marion County line and County Road 234 (Exit 374) at Micanopy as crews place the final roadway pavement markings (weather permitting).

Northeast and Northwest 39th Avenue (SR 222) - Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Thursday from 7 p.m. until 6:30 a.m. to remove and replace the first layer of asphalt between Northwest 23rd Terrace and the end of the four-lane (east of Waldo Road) near Gainesville Regional Airport.

Williston Road (SR 121) - Daytime lane closures after 8:30 a.m. from I-75 to the Levy County line to place the final layer of asphalt. Between I-75 and Southwest 40th and 62nd streets, lane closures should end by 4 p.m. but west of Southwest 40th and 62nd streets will extend into the early evening hours. Motorists should add 15 minutes to their travel time or use alternate routes such as Archer Road and Newberry Road if possible.

CLAY COUNTY:

SR 16 - There are no lane closures scheduled on SR 16 in Penney Farms for the week of June 1.

COLUMBIA COUNTY:

East Duval Street (U.S. 90) - The westbound outside (right) lane may be closed between Church Avenue and Gordon Place (near Ronsonet Buick) for work on access into the new O'Reilly's Auto Parts. Daytime lane closures will occur from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SR 100 - Crews will be repainting the roadway lines from U.S. 90 to the Union County line. This is a moving operation, but motorists are advised to not pass in between the paint truck and the safety truck following to avoid getting paint on their vehicles.

South Marion Avenue (U.S. 441) - The southbound lane is closed between Baya Drive and Duval Street for the next week to repair the concrete pavement. All southbound through traffic is detoured to South Main Boulevard (U.S. 41). Businesses and homes located along this segment can still be reached via side streets and the northbound lane. On-street parking has been permanently removed on this section of roadway.

Daytime lane closures after 8:30 a.m. are scheduled to begin Tuesday to repave the roadway beginning at Columbia High School and proceeding north toward Baya Drive. Motorists should allow extra time to reach their destination or use U.S. 41 as an alternate route if possible. Flaggers will be posted at all side streets and motorists should follow their directions and use their traffic signals to indicate which direction they wish to turn.

U.S. 90 - Daytime lane closure between the Suwannee and Baker County lines as inmate crews repaint the roadway markings. Also, crews will be repainting the roadway lines, however, this is a moving operation but motorists should not pass in between the paint truck and the safety truck following to avoid getting paint on their vehicles.

GAINESVILLE:

Northeast Eighth Avenue - Certain curb ramps, driveways and sections of sidewalk from North Main Street to Northeast Boulevard will be modified or repaired over the next few months.

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

Southeast First Avenue - Due to the construction of the Hampton Inn, Southeast First Avenue is one-way, westbound, between Southeast First and Third streets. On-street parking on the east side of the 100 block of Southeast First Street and the north side of the 100 block of Second Avenue has been removed. Parking has been temporarily added on the south side of the 200 block of Southeast First Avenue.

Southeast 12th Street - Roadway construction of Southeast 12th Street and Southeast Second Avenue will continue until approximately November. The Southeast 12th Street roadway between University Avenue and Southeast Second Avenue is closed to through traffic. Additional road closures on Southeast 12th Street and Southeast Second Avenue may be necessary through completion of the project to ensure the safety of the workers and the public. Related work includes:

. Reconstruction of Southeast 12th Street roadway between University Avenue and Southeast Second Avenue

. Widening, milling and resurfacing of Southeast Second Avenue between Rosewood Branch creek and Southeast 11th Street (Williston Road)

. Construction of a retention pond east of Southeast Second Avenue at the intersection with Southeast 12th Street

. Rosewood Branch creek restoration.

LAFAYETTE COUNTY:

U.S. 27 - Crews will be repainting the roadway lines between the Suwannee and Taylor County lines. This is a moving operation, but motorists should not travel in between the paint truck and the safety truck following to avoid getting paint on their vehicles.

LEVY COUNTY:

SR 121 - Daytime lane closures between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to place the final layer of asphalt between U.S. 41 in Williston and the Alachua County line. Lane closures may be up to two miles long and motorists are encouraged to add 15 minutes to arrive at their destination on time.

U.S. 19 - Daytime lane closures from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (except in school zones between 1:45 and 3:30 p.m.) between Southwest 14th Avenue and Rodgers Avenue (U.S. 129) in Chiefland to work on drainage, driveways, sidewalks and traffic signals. On-street parking will be temporarily removed while construction is occurring.

U.S. 19 - The outside southbound lane is closed around the clock at the bridges over Ten Mile Creek, Waccasassa River and Flat Branch between Lebanon Station and Otter Creek to replace the barrier wall and guardrail. Tentatively scheduled to reopen the southbound lane and close one of the northbound lanes on Tuesday.

PUTMAN COUNTY:

SR 20 - Daytime lane shifts are scheduled between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday, through Friday on SR 20 from Hollister to County Road 315 in Interlachen while crews work on concrete and drainage. With the recent shift in traffic, motorists are now traveling on both the east- and westbound travel lanes, so vehicles coming off of the side streets must stop prior to crossing to the median. Please use caution in the area and be aware of the new traffic pattern.

U.S. 17 Resurfacing of U.S. 17 from CR 309 in Satsuma to Currie Road in San Mateo is scheduled to begin Monday. Daytime lane closures are allowed between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and nighttime work is scheduled between 7 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. Daytime lane closures are scheduled on U.S. 17 south of Dunns Creek Bridge from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. while crews place barrier wall for drainage work. No other lane closures are scheduled on this project for the week of June 1. However, crews will begin placing construction signs.

SUWANNEE COUNTY:

I-75 - Daytime lane closures expected with one lane closed between the Columbia County line and the Suwannee River Bridge (Hamilton County line) to place the final roadway markings and miscellaneous cleanup. The speed limit is reduced to 60 mph during lane closures and the FHP is patrolling the construction zone.

SR 51 - Crews will be repainting the roadway lines from the Lafayette County line to U.S. 129. This is a moving operation but motorists are advised to not pass in between the paint truck and the safety truck following to avoid getting paint on their vehicles.

SR 136 - Daytime lane closures expected at the I-75 interchange to place the final roadway markings.

UNION COUNTY:

SR 100 - Crews will be repainting the roadway lines from the Columbia County line to CR 231. This is a moving operation, but motorists are advised to not pass in between the paint truck and the safety truck following to avoid getting paint on their vehicles.

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