RTS routes affected by Main Street construction


Published: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 6:39 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 6:39 p.m.

Gainesville Regional Transit System bus routes along Main Street will have five- to 10-minute delays due to detours for construction at the intersection of Main and Depot Avenue.

The road closing at the intersection is expected to last a month to accommodate the removal of contaminated soil and installation of new underground utilities. It will be the first of 11 expected detours between Depot and University avenues.

Following is information RTS provided on specific routes affected by the construction::

Stops closed on Route 2:

All stops on Southeast Fourth Street between Depot Avenue and Williston Road; all stops on Southeast Seventh Avenue and Southeast 11th Avenue; stops on Southeast 15th Street between Eighth Avenue. and Southeast 12th Avenue.

Routes 6, 401, 402, 403:

All stops on South Main Street between University Avenue and Southeast Fifth Avenue are closed.

Instead of the courthouse stop, use the stop at Southwest Second Avenue and Southwest Second Street

Instead of the St. Francis House stop, use the Rosa Parks Downtown Station.

Route 406:

All stops on Southeast Fourth Street between Depot Avenue and Williston Road are closed.

Use the Rosa Parks Downtown Station to catch all city and campus routes.

Routes 15, 407:

All stops on northbound Main Street between University Avenue and North Eighth Avenue are closed.

The Gainesville Clock Tower stop is closed. Instead use the stop at Southeast Second Avenue and Southeast First Street; stops on University Avenue or the stop at the Gainesville Shopping Center at Publix.

Route 17:

All stops on South Main Street and on Southwest 16th Avenue between South Main Street and Southwest Sixth Street are closed.

Route 43:

All stops on South Main Street; Southwest 16th Avenue between Main Street and Southwest Sixth Street and Southwest Sixth Street between Southwest 16th Avenue and Depot Avenue are closed.

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