Weekly road report for Jan. 24


Published: Monday, January 25, 2010 at 7:40 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 25, 2010 at 7:40 a.m.

The following road work by the Florida Department of Transportation and the city of Gainesville could impact traffic this week.

Alachua County:

County Road 235A - Possible daytime lane closures from U.S. 441 to north of Santa Fe High School to construct sidewalks.

Interstate 75 - Daytime lane closures for northbound traffic just north of CR 236 Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to repair asphalt.

North Main Street - Traffic has been shifted onto the new paved lanes on the west side of the road between University and Eighth avenues. One lane in each direction will be maintained while crews reconstruct the east side of the roadway. Sections of sidewalk are closed and pedestrians should cross Main Street at designated crosswalks only. Traffic is detoured around the intersection with Depot Avenue for underground utility work. Motorists will be directed to Southwest Fourth Avenue, Southwest Sixth Street, Southwest 16th Avenue and back to Main Street. Local traffic has access, but will be unable to cross the intersection.

Southwest Eighth Avenue - Daytime lane closures between Southwest 75th Street (Tower Road) and Southwest 67th Terrace while crews work on drainage and construct new sidewalk.

Southwest 13th Street - Daytime lane closures just south of Archer Road near the new Shands parking garage to install sidewalk and brick pavers.

Southwest 122nd Street - Daytime lane closures between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. while crews begin widening the road to provide a 5-foot bike lane. The contractor intends to work Monday through Saturday.

U.S. 301 in Orange Heights - Possible daytime lane closures just south of State Road 26 while crews work on the roadway shoulder and in the median to build a new overpass.

U.S. 41 Possible daytime lane closures at Southwest 30th Avenue south of Newberry for construction of a westbound turn lane and to pave a small section of Southwest 30th Avenue.

Waldo Road - Daytime lane closures south of Northeast 23rd Avenue near the University of Florida Eastside campus for work on turn lanes in the median.

West University Avenue - Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. between 13th Street and Gale Lemerand Drive (by the O’Connell Center) for sidewalk repairs. Daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. between East Third Street and Waldo Road for sidewalk repairs.

Gainesville:

Depot Avenue - The roadway between Main Street and Southeast Seventh Street is closed for Gainesville Regional Utilities remediation work and city road work. Eastbound Depot Avenue traffic will be detoured to Southeast Fifth Avenue. Westbound Depot Avenue traffic will be detoured to Southeast Fifth Avenue at several cross streets. Northbound traffic on Southeast Fourth Street will be detoured to Southeast 10th Avenue.

Southwest Eighth Avenue Sidewalk – Expect sidewalk closure from Southwest 11th Street, east for half a block on the south side of the road through July 2010.

Southwest 11th Street Sidewalk – Expect sidewalk closure from Southwest Eighth Avenue, south for one block on the east side of the road through July 2010.

Southwest 12th Street - Occasional closure in the 400 to 600 blocks for repairs until approximately Feb. 1.

Northeast 24th Street – Intermittent daytime road closures between Northeast Sixth Avenue and Northeast Eighth Avenue through January due to construction of drainage pipe and pond. Access to residents will be made available at all times. Residents should use caution as large trucks are entering the roadway at Northeast Eighth Avenue and Northeast 25th Street.

Northwest 17th Street – The roadway and sidewalks will be closed between First and Third avenues. The roadway between First and Second avenues is expected to reopen on Friday.

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