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8th Avenue Construction Potentially Causing Car Damage

Construction on 8th Avenue has yielded to uneven roads that might be causing damage to cars.

The side road in front of the home of Anne Voyles, 88, is 3-inches tall.

Lisa Taylor, who drives Voyles and her husband, said there are scrapes on her tires and bottom of her car.

"You still hear kinda like a scraping sound," Taylor said.

Gainesville Public Works Spokesman Chip Skinner said construction workers plan to add ramps to smooth the impact of the drop offs as they move into the final phase next week. The construction is projected to be finished in July.

"People won't even notice there was drop off there when everything is completed," Skinner said.

James is a reporter who can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing