ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Public Works is keeping citizens informed about the "NW 16th Avenue Transformation Project" by issuing a monthly press release giving updated information on the project's progress.
The 4 mile project includes milling, resurfacing, and reconstruction of NW 16th Avenue from NW 57th Terrace to NW 13th Street. It also includes widening 16th Avenue to 4-lanes from NW 57th Terrace to NW 55th Street, widening the sidewalks, upgrading the pedestrian facilities to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, addressing safety and operational issues through intersection and median opening modifications, and stabilizing the retaining walls along the corridor.
During the month of March, the contractor completed the drainage work at the Richmond Subdivision and the reconstruction work of the northern two lanes of NW 16th Avenue, from NW 31st Drive to NW 22nd Street. For this work, the corridor has been reduced to one lane in each direction at this section of roadway. The contractor is in the process of completing the work required to switch the traffic to the completed northern lanes; reconstruction (clay removal) of the southern lanes will commence this month. Additionally, traffic patterns have been altered from approximately NW 58th Boulevard to NW 54th Terrace to completed roadway widening and reconstruction; the work will commence this month. Motorist should expect delays when traveling through these areas and staff encourage motorists to adhere to the reduced speed limit of 30 MPH through these work zones for the safety of construction personnel and for the safety of motorists entering and exiting the roadway. In addition to the previously mentioned altered traffic patterns, motorist should expect nighttime lane closures along the project corridor.
The contractor is scheduled to have traffic restored to four lanes by the end of May. The final layer of asphalt, final striping and final punch list, which will have minimal impact to the traveling public, are scheduled to be completed by the end of August.
Click to view the Northwest 16th Avenue Transformation project report (PDF). This document will be updated monthly and changes/new information will be highlighted in red.
For more information, contact Alachua County Transportation Engineering Manager, Brian Singleton at 352-548-1306 or firstname.lastname@example.org.