Media Release

SW 62nd Blvd. Connector Meeting

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 12:00 AM
3:15 p.m.
ALACHUA COUNTY - On February 26, the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners will discuss the Southwest 62nd Boulevard Connector from SR 26 (Newberry Road) to SR 24 (Archer Road) during the morning portion of their regular meeting. The public is invited to the meeting which begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Jack Durrance Auditorium on the second floor of the Alachua County Administration Building, 12 SE 1st St, Gainesville.
The Southwest 62nd Boulevard Connector project is a study of alternatives for a north-south connector between Archer Road and Newberry Road to relieve congestion on I-75, Archer Road, Newberry Road, Southwest 34th Street, and Southwest 20th Avenue. This study is being funded by the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). This Federal legislation included a specific item for the funding of this project for $6.5 million.  This funding is not anticipated to be sufficient to fund the construction of the connector from Archer Road to Newberry Road.
"We encourage citizens to attend the meeting to learn about the project and offer their ideas and suggestions," said Jennifer Spagnoli, the County's project manager. County staff will be presenting a technical evaluation of alternative corridors under consideration and recommending a preferred corridor for consideration by the Board, she said.
"A number of groups have discussed the best way to handle increased vehicle, transit, pedestrian and bicycle traffic in this area over the past years," said Spagnoli. "Public input is important as we study the best way to protect the quality of life and meet the mobility needs within the study area," she said.
For more information, please contact Jennifer Spagnoli of the Alachua County Public Works Department at 352-374-5245.
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  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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