Repavement and Improvements to Northwest 23rd Avenue Underway

​​Alachua County is pleased to announce that the long-anticipated $9.4 million renovation project on Northwest 23rd Avenue has officially commenced. This crucial 1.7-mile stretch, located on the east side of Interstate 75, extends from Northwest 58th Boulevard to Northwest 83rd Street.

Project Highlights:

  • Extensive Road Upgrades: The project includes milling 1.5 to 3.5 inches of the existing road, complete resurfacing, and the adding of essential stormwater drainage systems.
  • Enhanced Traffic Flow: New turn lanes will streamline traffic, reducing congestion and improving safety.
  • Pedestrian and Cyclist Friendly: A new pedestrian crosswalk and a multi-use path will promote safer, more accessible travel for all.

The construction is scheduled for completion by January 2025, contingent on weather and other factors. To minimize the inconvenience, most of the work and lane closures will occur at night, ensuring minimal disruption to daytime traffic.

“This is just one of the many major road projects residents will see taking place over the coming months around Alachua County,” said Tom Strom, the county’s transportation engineering manager. “Thanks to several funding sources, including the voter-approved Wild Spaces Public Places surtax, Alachua County can now address many roadways needing repair.”

Other major repaving projects set to begin construction soon include:

  • Southwest 170th Street in Archer: $4.7 million 
  • Parker Road: $2 million
  • Southwest 20th Avenue: $1.8 million

View the 10-year Alachua County Transportation Capital Improvement Program.

For more information, contact Transportation Engineering Manager Tom Strom at or at 352-548-1223.​

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