Work on 40th Blvd., Archer Road ahead


Published: Sunday, January 1, 2012 at 3:08 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 1, 2012 at 3:08 p.m.

The new year will bring something old in a section of southwest Gainesville — lane closures associated with the road construction along 40th Boulevard and 20th Avenue.

Facts

Roadwork

Archer Road: Daytime lane closures east of Southwest 34th Street for eastbound traffic to repair concrete drainage inlets.
Archer Road: Nighttime lane closures Tuesday through Thursday, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., to resurface and modify medians between Southwest 44th and Southwest 78th Streets. No daytime lane closures expected.
Archer Road: Nighttime lane closures at Southwest 40th Avenue to extend the left turn lane.
Interstate 75: Possible daytime lane closures at the northbound exit ramp to Newberry Road (SR 26) as crews widen the ramp. The speed limit is reduced to 60 mph. Semitrailer-trucks are allowed to use the northbound inside lane approaching the Newberry Road interchange. The sidewalk on the south side of the overpass between the northbound and southbound exit ramps remains closed. Pedestrians are directed to use the sidewalk on the north side of the road.
I-75 frontage road: Daytime lane closures from U.S. 441 to the end of the road to work on drainage and the shoulders for paving.
Main Street: Daytime lane closures from Williston Road (SR 331) to North Eighth Street to repaint the roadway markings.
Newberry Road: Daytime lane closures at the intersection of Southwest 98th Street for westbound traffic to repair concrete drainage inlets.
Southeast and Southwest 16th Avenue: Daytime lane closures to repaint the roadway markings from Archer Road (SR 24) to Williston Road (SR 331).
Southwest 13th Street: Daytime lane closures south of Archer Road (SR 24) to modify sidewalk and driveways on both sides of the road to make improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists. The work is being overseen by the Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).
Southwest 34th Street: Crews will be repainting the roadway lines between Williston Road (SR 331) and West University Avenue (SR 26), which is a moving operation.
SR 121: Crews will be repainting the roadway lines from U.S. 441 to the Union County line, which is a moving operation.
SR 235: Daytime lane closures between CR 241 and Bradford County line for resurfacing.
University Avenue: Daytime lane closures for eastbound traffic Tuesday in the 1700 block area for Gainesville Fire Rescue training.
U.S. 27/41: Daytime lane closures from the Levy County line to U.S. 441 in High Springs to repaint the roadway markings.
U.S. 301: Crews will be repainting the roadway lines between the Bradford and Marion county lines which is a moving operation.
U.S. 30: Daytime lane closures south of Waldo to repair concrete drainage inlets.
Waldo Road: Daytime lane closures just north of Northeast 39th Avenue for construction of a driveway and a right turn lane.

This round of nighttime lane closures and shifts will be from Tuesday through Jan. 12 on 40th Boulevard and Archer Road from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., according to the Alachua County Public Works department.

The closures are needed so that mast arms for traffic signal poles can be installed.

Work in the area, which includes features such as bus turnouts on 20th Avenue, is expected to be completed soon.

More Archer work

Meanwhile, on Tuesday the Florida Department of Transportation will begin resurfacing Archer Road west of Interstate 75.

The project also includes reconstructing the median openings at Arredondo Farms and at Tower Square on Archer Road. With the reconfiguration of the medians, traffic exiting Arredondo Farms and Tower Square will be allowed only to turn right onto Archer Road.

A second median at Southwest 78th Street will be modified and extended. Changes to both medians are necessary to improve safety and the flow of traffic in the area, DOT reported in a press release.

The asphalt will be removed between Southwest 44th and Southwest 78th streets and replaced with two layers of new asphalt. Damaged sidewalks and handrails along the sidewalks will also be replaced.

Crews will first work on the median modifications and sidewalks. Lane closures will be allowed at night Sunday through Thursday between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.

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