ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - On October 22, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. there will be a short groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the 1.8 million dollar mill and resurfacing of NW 182 Ave. project near Highsprings. The ceremony will take place on the northeast corner of the intersection at NW 182nd Street and US 27/41.
On August 28, 2007, the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners awarded a contract to APAC - Southeast Inc. for the mill and resurface of NW 182nd Avenue (Poe Springs Road) in High Springs. The project consists of the milling and resurfacing of NW 182nd Avenue from the County Line to US 41/27. The project also includes the addition of four feet wide, paved shoulders on each side of the road. The estimated cost of this project is $1.8 million. Funding for this project comes from Gas Tax Bond Revenues approved by the Board of County Commissioners in April of 2005.
Construction will last approximately 85 calendar days. Daily lane closures may be in effect during construction. Travelers through this area should expect delays from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays.
The groundbreaking ceremony will include comments from Alachua County Commission Chair Paula M. Delaney, County Manager Randal H. Reid, and Alachua County Engineer David Cerlanek. The press/media and the public are welcome to attend the groundbreaking. It will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m.
Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact Alachua County Communications Coordinator Mark Sexton at 352-374 5226.