Media Release

“Northwest 16th Avenue Transformation" January Project Update

Thursday, January 8, 2015 2:00 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Public Works is informing citizens on the “Northwest 16th Avenue Transformation Project” with a monthly press release giving updated information on the project’s progress.

The 4 mile project includes milling, resurfacing and reconstruction of Northwest 16th Avenue from Northwest 57th Terrace to Northwest 13th Street. It also includes widening 16th Avenue to 4-lanes from Northwest 57th Terrace to Northwest 55th Street, widening the sidewalks, upgrading the pedestrian facilities to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, addressing safety and operational issues through intersection and median opening modifications, and stabilizing the retaining walls along the corridor.

During the month of December, the contractor completed the median modifications from Northwest 43rd Street to Northwest 40th Terrace and continued with water main relocation, clay removal and gravity wall replacement from Northwest 31st Drive to Northwest 22nd Street. Signal work, water main relocation, clay removal and gravity wall replacement will continue throughout January. Motorists should expect nighttime lane closures along the project corridor and daytime lane closures at Northwest 51st Street. Additionally, the corridor has been reduced to one lane in each direction from approximately Northwest 31st Drive to Northwest 22nd Street. Staff encourages motorists to adhere to the reduced speed limit of 30 MPH through this section for the safety of construction personnel and for the safety of motorists entering and exiting the roadway. Public Works also encourages motorists to stay informed about the project by viewing the project report sheet.

Click to view the Northwest 16th Avenue Transformation project report (PDF). This document will be updated monthly and changes/new information will be highlighted in red.

In addition to previously mentioned nighttime lane closures and lane reductions, traffic patterns will be altered from approximately Northwest 58th Boulevard to Northwest 54th Terrace to complete roadway widening and reconstruction. The work required to implement the new traffic patterns has commenced and is on-going.

The current estimated completion date for the entire project is May, 2015.

For more information, contact Alachua County Transportation Engineering Manager, Brian Singleton at 352-548-1306 or


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

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