- Published on Saturday, 11 February 2012 20:27
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LAKE CITY -- The following is a list of roadwork underway by the Florida Department of Transportation that may impact traffic.
Archer Road (State Road 24) Nighttime lane closures at Southwest 40th Avenue to extend the left turn lane.
Archer Road (State Road 24) Nighttime lane closures Tuesday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. between Southwest 44th and 78th streets, west of Interstate 75, for paving.
East University Avenue (State Road 26) Daytime lane closures to repaint the roadway markings from Waldo Road (State Road 24) to Main Street (State Road 329).
Interstate 75 at Newberry Road (Exit 387) Nighttime lane closures Sunday night from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for northbound ramp traffic to westbound Newberry Road. All traffic will use the eastbound lane and the traffic signal. The speed limit is reduced to 60 mph on I-75 and semi-trucks are allowed to use the northbound inside lane approaching the Newberry Road interchange. The sidewalk on the south side of the overpass between the northbound and southbound exit ramps remains closed. Pedestrians are directed to use the sidewalk on the north side of the road.
Interstate 75 frontage road (April Boulevard) Daytime lane closures from US 441 to the end of the road for drainage and shoulder work.
Interstate 75 at Micanopy (County Road 234) Daytime lane closures at the Micanopy exit on and off ramps Thursday and possibly Friday for both northbound and southbound directions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for resurfacing.
Interstate 75 (Paynes Prairie) Daytime lane closures up to two lanes for the northbound direction on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and for the southbound direction on Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at mile marker 379 in the Paynes Prairie area to resurface damaged asphalt. The speed limit is reduced to 60 mph during lane closures. Note: The planned closures are subject to be rescheduled due to bad weather or other conditions.
Newberry Road (State Road 26) Daytime and nighttime lane closures Sunday through Tuesday for eastbound traffic at the Interstate 75 overpass for drainage work associated with the I-75 ramp widening.
North Main Street (State Road 329) Daytime lane closures to repaint the roadway markings from East University Avenue to Northwest Eighth Avenue.
Northwest Sixth Street (State Road 20) Daytime lane closures to repaint the roadway markings from Northwest Eighth Avenue to US 441.
Northwest Eighth Avenue (State Road 20) Daytime lane closures to repaint the roadway markings from North Main Street to Northwest Sixth Street.
Northwest 34th Street (State Road 121) Daytime lane closures from University Avenue (State Road 26) to US 441 near the FHP station to repaint the roadway markings.
Northwest 39th Avenue (State Road 222) Daytime lane closures Monday both east and westbound from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to trim trees in the median.
Southeast 171st Street Daytime lane closures Tuesday between Windsor and State Road 20 in Hawthorne from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. to take roadway samples for testing.
Southwest 34th Street (State Road 121) Daytime lane closures between Williston Road (State Road 331) and West University Avenue (State Road 26) to repaint the roadway markings.
State Road 26 at US 301 Possible daytime lane closures at the overpass for safety improvements.
State Road 26 Daytime lane closures from Hawthorne Road (State Road 20) to the Putnam County line to repaint the roadway markings. Also, crews will be repainting the roadway lines which is a moving operation.
State Road 121 Daytime lane closures to repaint the roadway markings from the Levy County line to Southwest 34th Street (State Road 121).
State Road 235 Daytime lane closures after 8:30 a.m. between County Road 241 and the Bradford County line near Brooker for drainage and shoulder work.
US 301 Daytime lane closures between the Bradford and Marion County line to repaint roadway markings. Also, crews will be repainting the roadway lines which is a moving operation.
US 301 Daytime lane closures for northbound traffic Tuesday through Thursday between the Marion County line and County Road 325 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. to take roadway samples for testing.
US 441 Daytime lane closures to repaint the roadway markings from Northwest Sixth Street to the Columbia County line.
Williston Road (State Road 331) Daytime lane closures for westbound traffic from Main Street to Southeast 16th Avenue (State Road 226) Monday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to take roadway samples for testing.
County Road 125 (Manntown Bridge) The Manntown Bridge, just south of Interstate 10, is closed to all traffic for four months to accommodate bridge replacement. Traffic is detoured to Mud Lake Road (County Road 130), State Road 121, I-10 and back to CR 125.
County Road 250A (Forest Road 42) Possible daytime lane closures to work on drainage between US 90 to Interstate 10 in preparation for resurfacing.
State Road 2 Crews will be performing some roadway testing between the Columbia County line and the Georgia line on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. which is a moving operation.
State Road 2 Daytime lane closures west of County Road 127 near the Georgia line on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for routine bridge maintenance.
State Road 2 Daytime lane closures east of the Columbia county line Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for resurfacing.
US 301 Crews will be repainting the roadway lines between the Alachua and Clay county lines which is a moving operation.
US 301 Daytime lane closures Wednesday and possibly Thursday between County Road 18 and 221 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. to take roadway samples for testing.
Baya Drive (State Road 10A) Daytime lane closures between US 90 East and West to repaint the roadway markings.
Branford Highway (SR 247) Work to add a northbound right turn lane onto Bascom Norris Road is underway and utility companies are moving their utility lines off the east side of the road which should not impact traffic.
Interstate 75 Daytime lane closures Wednesday from 1-4 p.m. for northbound traffic from south of US 90 (Exit 427) to north of I-10 (Exit 435) to take roadway samples for testing.
Interstate 75 Nighttime lane closures Monday night after 8 p.m. between US 441 and the Suwannee County line for repaving. Daytime lane closures for guardrail replacement.
- Tuesday night, the I-10 eastbound ramp to I-75 northbound will be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and traffic will be detoured to I-75 southbound to US 90, re-enter I-75 northbound. This adds 16 miles to the trip.
- Wednesday and Thursday nights, the I-75 northbound ramp to I-10 eastbound and westbound will be closed. Traffic will be detoured to SR 136 (Exit 439), re-enter I-75 southbound to I-10 eastbound or westbound. This will add eight miles to the trip.
All of the planned closures are subject to be rescheduled due to bad weather or other conditions.
Interstate 75 Daytime lane closures for northbound and southbound traffic between the Alachua County line and north of US 41/441 to replace guardrail. The speed limit is reduced to 60 mph during lane closures. No lane closures allowed from Friday at 6 a.m. through Sunday at 9 p.m.
Marion Street (US 441) The road will be closed Thursday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. through Saturday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. from US 90 to Franklin Street for the Olustee Festival. Also, the road will be closed Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. from the FDOT offices north to US 90 for the Olustee parade.
State Road 2 Daytime lane closures from the Georgia line to the Baker County line Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for resurfacing.
Interstate 75 No lane closures planned on this upcoming resurfacing project between the Suwannee River Bridge (Suwannee County line) and US 129 (Exit 451). Workers may be on the side of the road so use caution in the 10-mile long section of roadway.
Interstate 75 The southbound agricultural inspection station at mile marker 446 is closed while a new station is built. All livestock is redirected to the FDOT weigh station at mile marker 451 which is north of the closed agricultural inspection station.
US 41 Crews will be performing some roadway testing between State Road 6 and US 129 on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. which is a moving operation.
State Road 51 Daytime lane closures from the Dixie County line to US 27 in Mayo to trim trees.
State Road 349 Daytime lane closures from US 27 to the Dixie County line to trim trees.
Northeast 205th Avenue (County Road 331A) Daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to begin work adding a sidewalk from County Road 318 to Northeast Fourth Avenue for Williston Middle School.
US 19 Daytime lane closures for northbound and southbound traffic in Fanning Springs for work in the medians.
State Road 53 Daytime lane closures from US 90 to the Georgia line to repair the asphalt.
US 19 Crews will be repainting the roadway lines between the Jefferson and Taylor County lines which is a moving operation.
US 90 Daytime lane closures from Greenville to the Jefferson County line to clean ditches. Also, crews will be repainting the roadway lines between the Jefferson and Suwannee County lines which is a moving operation.
Interstate 10 Daytime lane closures between US 90 (Exit 275) and US 129 (Exit 283) to place guardrail in the median and work on the motorist aid call boxes. The speed limit is reduced to 60 mph during lane closures. No lane closures allowed Friday through Sunday.
State Road 51 Daytime lane closures from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. between Evergreen Avenue and Pinewood Drive for paving a turn lane onto a new side street location – Silas Drive.
State Road 51 Daytime lane closures from Steinhatchee to the Dixie County line to trim trees.
US 19 Crews will be repainting the roadway lines from County Road 30 to US 221 which is a moving operation.
US 98 Possible daytime lane closures Monday through Friday as work continues to build a temporary bridge across the Aucilla River at the Jefferson County line. No detours will be required for this project.
State Road 100 Work continues on the multi-use trail that follows the old Norfolk Southern rail corridor adjacent to SR 100 from State Road 238 to County Road 237. Motorists should watch for construction equipment and workers in the area Monday through Friday.
State Road 100 No lane closures scheduled at the intersections of Lake Avenue and State Road 121, however workers will be in the area to install new traffic signal equipment.
State Road 100 Crews will be repainting the roadway lines between State Road 121 and the Bradford County line which is a moving operation.Add a comment Add a comment
- Published on Tuesday, 07 February 2012 00:49
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GAINESVILLE- Average retail gasoline prices in Gainesville have risen 4.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.62/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.43/g, according to gasoline price website GainesvilleGasPrices.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Gainesville during the past week, prices yesterday were 47.0 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 16.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 10.2 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 31.9 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.
"The national average has continued on its upward trend as we move closer to spring and EPA-mandated cleaner burning gasoline," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "The smaller movements in gasoline prices as of late in areas of the country will certainly not hold much longer. Gasoline prices tend to start moving significantly higher towards the end of February and into mid-March, so motorists should be preparing for higher prices," DeHaan said.
GasBuddy operates GainesvilleGasPrices.com and over 250 similar websites that track gasoline prices at over 140,000 gasoline stations in the United States and Canada. In addition, GasBuddy offers a free smartphone app which has been downloaded over 20 million times to help motorists find gasoline prices in their area.Add a comment Add a comment
- Published on Thursday, 26 January 2012 01:31
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Integrated Pest Management Update – Feb. 8, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This statewide video conference is designed to provide training in Pest Management Updates for anyone working in the lawn, landscape, pest control, or municipal grounds areas. FNGLA and FDACS Pesticide Continuing Education Units will be awarded.
Cost to attend this class is $20 (lunch is included). Pre-register by Feb. 7.
Living on a Few Acres (12 part series) – Feb. 16, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This is a new program for 2012, and will be held on the third Thursday of each month. This class is entitled "Alternative Enterprises."
This monthly program is designed as an introduction to basic production techniques on a wide variety of topics from pasture management and livestock production to growing vegetables and alternative enterprises. The program is designed to provide information to individuals interested in beginning or improving a small scale agricultural operation.
Cost $10 for individuals and $15 for couples for entire series (notebook and materials provided). Pre-register by February 13.
Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance Workshop – Feb. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
This class includes six hours of the required training for LCLM license applicants. Participants needing recertification begin can attend the first four hours of class, but are encouraged to take the Advanced Landscape Training Workshop instead. The LCLM license exam will be given the same day as the class. You must have all of your license application paperwork completed to sit for the exam.
Continuing Education Units will be offered in the following categories: 3 General Standard/Core, 3 Ornamental & Turf, 3 Private Applicator Ag, 3 Limited Lawn & Ornamental, 3 Limited Landscape Maintenance, 3 Commercial Lawn & Ornamental.
The registration fee is $30 includes program materials, refreshments, and lunch for the day. Pre-register at least three working days prior to the event.
For more information or to register for any of these programs, visit http://alachua.ifas.ufl.edu/calendar.shtml or call 352-337-6209 (voicemail) or 352-955-2402.Add a comment Add a comment
- Published on Monday, 30 January 2012 23:33
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Gainesville, January 30- Average retail gasoline prices in Gainesville have risen 6.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.55/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.39/g, according to gasoline price website GainesvilleGasPrices.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Gainesville during the past week, prices yesterday were 42.1 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 23.2 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 13.5 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 30.4 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.
"Late last week we saw wholesale gasoline prices rise dramatically on some refinery issues, which leads me to believe that retail gasoline prices will rise in response," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "We continue to also watch how Iran responds to EU sanctions- there are some concerns that they may cut oil to the European region before the sanctions are to take effect to cause these countries hardship when they can't find new sources of oil quickly enough. That in itself could draw crude oil prices higher quickly at a moments notice," DeHaan said.GasBuddy operates GainesvilleGasPrices.com and over 250 similar websites that track gasoline prices at over 140,000 gasoline stations in the United States and Canada. In addition, GasBuddy offers a free smartphone app which has been downloaded over 20 million times to help motorists find gasoline prices in their area. Add a comment Add a comment
- Published on Monday, 23 January 2012 22:42
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GAINESVILLE – Jan. 20, the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Council for Economic Outreach (CEO) hosted hundreds of business leaders at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for the 2012 Toast to Business, an evening featuring big announcements and honors.
The event began with the announcement of the new Silver Airways facility at the Gainesville Regional Airport, a project CEO has been working on with the Gainesville Regional Airport since October.
Thomas McIntosh, 2011 Chairman of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, said: "We're thrilled that Silver Airways has chosen Gainesville as the site for its new service center, breathing new life into a state-of-the-art aviation facility. Silver carefully selected a home where the company could grow and provide centralized service to key markets. On behalf of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce and Council for Economic Outreach, we stand poised and totally committed to helping this new company grow and thrive right here in our community."
The Chamber welcomed 2012 Chairman of the Board Mike Gallagher, president and CEO of SantaFe Healthcare, the parent company of AvMed Health Plans, and honored its top 2011 volunteers.
- Diplomat of the Year – Steve Jeppson, Florida Credit Union
- Volunteers of the Year – Linda McGurn, McGurn Investments and David Day, UF Office of Technology Licensing
- Innovation Award – Community Bank and Trust
- Chairman’s Awards – University of Florida and Tom Mallini, M&S Bank
Former University of Florida President and founder of IFAS, E.T. York, was honored with the Legacy Award for his service in Alachua County and around the world.
The Chamber also screened the top three Community Video Challenge Contest finalists. The contest challenged community members to create a video about what they think makes Gainesville special. The winning video was created by Keith Perry and Co. and can be viewed on innovationgainesville.com.
The night ended with a toast by Angela Pate, president of the evening’s presenting sponsor, Focused Management Solutions.
“Focused Management would like to toast you all for working together to build our thriving business community,” Pate said. “We would like to Toast Silver Airways and welcome you to Gainesville. I think you will find that we really do make cool things happen in this community. We raise our glasses to all of you!”Add a comment Add a comment