FDOT Begins On-Ramp Construction in Alachua
Published December 5th, 2013
ALACHUA- The Florida Department of Transportation, has begun their interstate ramp construction project in Alachua.
The project comes at a price of 8 million dollars and has been a topic of discussion for at least 7 years.
The end result will be a new south bound on ramp to I-75 from US 441
Florida Department of Transportation Spokesperson, Laurie Windham says driver safety was one of the biggest concerns while planning the project.
"the new ramp will be much longer more straight and a better area for all vehicles especially large truck to accelerate into the travelling speed of the interstate."
More than 47,000 vehicles travel that stretch of the interstate every day.
Part of the land under construction will be converted into a park and ride area.
Partial lane closure around the construction are should be expected around January.
The construction is expected to be complete by 2015.
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