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Meeting on Alachua interstate interchanges May 31

ALACHUA – During the City of Alachua May 21 commission meeting, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) officials provided commissioners a cursory review of possible improvements to the Interstate interchange at U.S. Highway 441.

Not only did the FDOT official reference the U.S. 441 interchange, but also a possible future interchange at Peggy Road/County Road 2054.

The brief presentation Monday was the precursor for a public meeting slated for May 31 at Alachua City Hall.

FDOT District Two Public Information Director Gina Busscher said the agency is looking to the public for feedback specifically on a proposed new southbound I-75 access ramp that would eliminate a required left turn for motorists traveling toward Gainesville.

During the May 21 presentation, the FDOT official said the agency would also take feedback on the possible future interchange at Peggy Road.  He said funding for the improvements at U.S. 441 have already been set aside in future budget years.  The total cost was close to $30 million for that project.

The public workshop is being held in the City of Alachua commission chambers on Thursday, May 31at 4:30 p.m.

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