Media Release

I- 75 Relief Public Engagement Meeting

Monday, June 13, 2016 12:00 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Commission is holding a Public Engagement Meeting on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting is to discuss and seek input from citizens on a potential new highway through Alachua County being discussed by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the I-75 Relief Task Force. The meeting is in the Jack Durrance Auditorium (room 209), located on the second floor of the Alachua County Administration Building (12 S.E. 1st Street, downtown Gainesville). Public comment will end no later than 10:30 p.m.

The area under consideration by the Task Force for a potential new highway would run somewhere through Western Alachua County. The road would potentially be located near Archer, Newberry/Jonesville, and Alachua/High Springs, eventually merging with I-75. At the meeting, County staff will explain the proposal and its potential impacts on residents, traffic patterns, the environment, and future development relative to the Comprehensive Plan. County staff will also distribute comment cards for the public to complete, then collect and submit them to FDOT.

Watch a video of Alachua County Transportation Planning Manager Jeff Hays present information about I-75 Relief Task Force.

The public is invited to attend the meeting. It will also be available to view live on Cox Channel 12 and the County's Video on Demand website. Citizens may leave comments on the County Facebook page during the meeting. Facebook comments will be collected and delivered to the FDOT.

Free parking is available to those attending the meeting in the S.W. Parking Garage (105 S.W. 3rd Street, Gainesville). Bring parking stubs to the meeting for a validation ticket.

On June 24, the I-75 Relief Task Force will meet at the Williston Crossings RV Resort (410 N.E. 5 St, Williston), from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. On August 12, the I-75 Talk Force will have its final meeting at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion in Marion County (2232 N.E. Jacksonville Rd, Ocala), from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be public comment periods at these meetings.

Visit the I-75 Task Force website for documents, maps, meeting announcements. Anonline public comment portal is also available (to make comments directly to FDOT).

For more information, contact Jeff Hays at 352-264-6971 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).