The Florida Department of Transportation will begin resurfacing the Interstate 75 frontage road in Alachua, locally known as April Boulevard. The road runs adjacent to the northbound lanes of I-75 just north of US 441. The resurfacing project will cost $1.2 million and is expected to last about 3 months. The project includes paving a new layer of asphalt, constructing five foot paved shoulders, improving drainage and adding guardrail at various locations.
Gainesville Fire and Rescue is reporting I-75 is shut down in both directions due to a crash involving two semi-tractors at Newberry Rd. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.