Media Release

Memorial Marker Program

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 12:35 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - In order to control activities within the right-of-way and increase public awareness in regards to highway safety, the Alachua County Public Works Department has established the Memorial Marker Program to commemorate those who have died because of a vehicle related accident on the County road system. 

The markers will consist of a round 15" in diameter, aluminum sign panel.  The signs have a white background and black letters mounted to a 5 ft. steel u-channel post.  All markers are uniformly inscribed "Drive Safely, In Memory" followed by the decedent's name.  They are manufactured at the County sign shop at no cost to the requestor for the construction, installation, or maintenance of the markers.  They will remain on the right-of-way for a minimum of one (1) year, but the Department will reserve the right to have them removed due to construction or other maintenance needs.

County staff will evaluate each request in a timely manner.  The requestor will be contacted with the results of the evaluation and given a timeline for the installation of the Memorial Marker. 

To view the sign specifications click here.

To view the sign request form click here.

For more information, contact Brian Singleton at (352)-374-5245 or



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