Media Release

Old Florida Heritage Highway Workshop

Thursday, April 10, 2008 1:00 AM
10:41 a.m.
ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - A public workshop at the Paynes Prairie Visitors Center on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 starting at 5:30 p.m. will discuss the Scenic Highway Master Plan, including the US 441 Ecopassage (a wildlife passage under the highway). All persons are welcome to share ideas for the Old Florida Heritage Highway, a nearly 50 mile roadway corridor in southeast Alachua County designated a Florida Department of Transportation state scenic highway in 2001.  The corridor includes the historic communities of Micanopy, Evinston, Cross Creek, Rochelle, and Island Grove, and traverses Paynes Prairie.
The Paynes Prairie Preserve Visitors Center is located off of US 441, 10 miles south of Gainesville and about 1 mile north of Micanopy.  The main entrance (100 Savannah Blvd., Micanopy) of the park is posted with a brown sign.  Click here for a map.
The Scenic Highway Master Plan design process is nearing completion.  All reports are online at or may be reviewed at the County Growth Management office.
For additional information, please contact Kathleen Pagan at Alachua County Growth Management at 352-374-5249 or
If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 or 352-374-5284 TDD.


  • 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).