Media Release

Third Interstate 75 Relief Task Force Meeting Available Online

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 11:15 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – On Friday, February 26, 2016, the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Interstate 75 Relief Task Force held a public meeting at Trinity United Methodist Church in Gainesville.

The meeting is available to view online. It is also available on Cox Cable Channel 12. View the Channel 12 schedule to see when the meeting will be replayed.

In the meeting, the preliminary identification of areas for avoidance and minimization were discussed, as well as 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.

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 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

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).