Media Release

Fix Our Roads Website

Thursday, August 9, 2012 11:15 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - On the November 6, 2012 General Election ballot, the Fix Our Roads Alachua County sales surtax ballot question will be decided by voters. The sales surtax is on the ballot to create a new funding source for road repair and maintenance throughout the County and in all County municipalities.

The ballot language is as follows:

Fix Our Roads Alachua County:
Funding Road Improvements by levying a ¾% sales surtax

Shall Alachua County implement a Road Improvement Plan to extend the life and improve the safety of county Roads by maintaining, paving and reconstructing Roads; and in the Cities of Gainesville, Alachua, Newberry, High Springs, Hawthorne, Waldo and Archer, and the Towns of Micanopy and LaCrosse, funding municipal Road maintenance, construction, reconstruction and paving projects; by levying a 3/4% sales surtax for 15 years subject to independent audit and citizen review?

In order to provide citizens with the information needed to make an informed decision, the County has launched a website which includes:

·         An Alachua County Talks video interview with County Engineer David Cerlanek

·         An interactive road projects map

·         A downloadable key fact sheet (PDF)

·         An upcoming presentation schedule

·         A downloadable slideshow presentation (PDF)

·         A more links and information section

View the Fix Our Roads Alachua County website.

For more information, or to schedule a presentation, email FixOurRoads@AlachuaCounty.US or call Tricia Kyzar, Public Works Administrative Assistant, at 352-548-1314.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).