The Alachua County Public Works Department has announced that the resurfacing of S.W. 46th Boulevard is scheduled to begin after Thanksgiving and take approximately 30 days to complete. Resurfacing will start at the intersection of N.W. 75th Street, near Kimball Wiles Elementary School, and end at S.W 91st Street. Drivers should expect delays while traveling on this road during construction.
The resurfacing of S.W. 46th Blvd. is being funded by the new Wild Spaces Public Places Infrastructure Surtax that was approved by voters last year. The new tax is currently generating approximately $11.7 million annually for road and bridge rehabilitation projects. Combined with other funding sources, these dollars are part of a quarter of a billion-dollar, 10-year pavement management program that was approved by the County Commission in May of this year.
The S.W. 46th Blvd. project is budgeted at $1,244,643 and includes the milling and resurfacing of 1 1/2 inches of asphalt for approximately 1.2 miles. Local paving contractor V.E. Whitehurst & Sons is doing the paving and coordinating the project with Superior Roadway Services for milling, and P&P Striping, LLC for roadway striping.
For more information, contact Alachua County Civil Engineer II James Link, P.E. at 352-548-1289.