Media Release

Updated: NW 156th Ave Roadway Closure

Thursday, December 20, 2012 1:30 PM

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 reopen to traffic the week of December 19, 2012.  The roadway has been closed since failure of the 8’ cross drain on June 15, 2012. 

The second portion of the project located at 9200 NW 156th Ave will be closed after January 1, 2013 and will include 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 for the construction pending weather conditions during construction.  

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, please contact Ruth Findley, Alachua County Stormwater Engineer at 352-548-1313, 


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

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