Media Release

NW 156th Ave Roadway Closure

Thursday, August 30, 2012 11:15 AM
Detour Map

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Public Works Department announces that construction for the demolition and replacement of a cross drain located at 8000 NW 156th Ave approximately ½ mile West of CR 237 (between NW 90th Street and NW 78th Terrace) is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, weather permitting.  The roadway has been closed since failure of the 8’ cross drain on June 15, 2012.  The roadway will be closed at this location for approximately 76 days.  The construction entails a new 8’ wide precast box culvert and retaining walls.

View a map that shows the detour route that has been in place since the emergency closure.

Another location at 9200 NW 156th Ave will be closed after the 8000 block roadway is opened to traffic.  The 9200 block location also entails the demolition and replacement of an 8’ cross drain that is the same age and close to same condition found at 8000 NW 156th Ave location.  During the 9200 block construction the roadway will be closed for approximately 60 days.   

John C. Hipp Construction is the contractor that will be completing the work.  Their bid of $911,696.40 was the low responsive bidder for emergency bids received on July 2, 2012.  The Board approved the construction contract with John C. Hipp Construction on July 17, 2012.

For more information, contact Ruth Findley, Alachua County Stormwater Engineer at 352-548-1313 or


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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