Work at I-75/U.S. 441 underway

Published: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 5:21 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 5:21 p.m.

An $8 million safety improvement project began Monday in Alachua with construction of a new southbound Interstate 75 on-ramp from U.S. 441.

The Florida Department of Transportation project also includes building a park and ride lot, replacing high-mast lighting and realigning the southbound off-ramp. The existing southbound on-ramp for traffic heading east on U.S. 441 will be removed.

Once the new ramp is open, the eastbound left turn lane on U.S. 441 will also be removed.

Crews are working in the area where the new ramp will be built on the site of the former KFC restaurant on the south side of U.S. 441. No lane closures are expected for the next month as the work is off the roadway. Daytime lane closures will begin in January.

The project is scheduled to be completed by early 2015.

An average 47,500 vehicles travel this area of Interstate 75 and more than 21,000 vehicles travel on U.S. 441 each day.

For more information, visit or call 800-475-0044.

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