Media Release

Third Interstate 75 Relief Task Force Meeting

Monday, February 22, 2016 2:30 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County is inviting citizens to participate in the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Interstate 75 Relief Task Force meeting. The next Task Force meeting is on February 26, 2016, at 9 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church (4000 N.W. 53rd Ave, Gainesville).

This meeting will discuss the preliminary identification of areas for avoidance and minimization, the purpose and need for enhanced or new transportation corridors in the study area, the approach for evaluating enhanced or new corridors, and plans for upcoming community workshops in late March 2016. A public comment period will begin at approximately 3 p.m.

The purpose of the Task Force is to provide consensus recommendations on maximizing existing and developing new high-capacity transportation corridors to serve the Tampa Bay-Northeast Florida study area with initial emphasis on the region west of Interstate 75.

Citizens can find out more information by visiting theI-75 Relief website.

Those not able to attend but wanting to communicate their viewpoints should contact the Alachua County Commission representative on the Task Force, Commissioner Charles S. Chestnut IV, at 352-264-6900 or The entire County Commission can be reached at

This meeting will not be available to view live on Cox Cable Channel 12 or on streaming video. It will be recorded and replayed on Cox Cable Channel 12 and will be available on the County’s Video on Demand website. Please view the Channel 12 schedule to see when the meeting will be replayed.

For more information or to submit comments to I-75 Relief, contact FDOT Project Manager Huawei Shen at 850-414-4911 or

Media inquiries should be directed to FDOT Communications Director Dick Kane at 850-414-4590 or


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

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).