Bumpy Road Will Stay Bumpy... For Several Years
Residents who live along one busy road in our area say all the traffic is damaging the road to the point that it's unsafe; but there's no end in sight because there's no money to fix the road right now.
County Road 231 in Northwest Alachua County is on a list to be repaired...but it's fifth, and if it stays in that spot it could take a long time. The county gets $2.7 million a year from the Nickel Gas Tax, but the first road project - repairing Northwest 16th Avenue in Gainesville - costs about $7 million alone meaning it'll take close to four years for them to even get that money.
That's why the Alachua County Public Works Department is trying to convince County Commissioners to make CR 231 second on that list; however, commissioners won't be able to approve it until August.
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