Gainesville road project on NW 16th Blvd continues to draw mixed reactions


Controversy over a proposed road project continues to brew in Alachua County. County Commissioners and some supporting citizens are on one side in support of the project and many others stand on the other side in strong opposition. As of right now, project proposals stand at just 30 percent and have a long way to go before receiving approval. County commissioners insist they are ready and willing to listen to citizens’ concerns on the issue. WUFT FM’s Laura McKeeman reports.


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Florida Department of Transportation crews began rock and sand revetment Wednesday on the shoreline along State Road A1A as part of its emergency recovery effort after Tropical Storm Ian ravaged the state’s Atlantic coast. Rock revetment absorbs energy from incoming waves and prevents damage from coastal erosion by layering stone and sand on shorelines to create a barrier between the ocean and the shore. FDOT crews will use coquina rock between South 9th Street and South 23rd Street to return the beach’s shoreline to its pre-storm conditions. The crews will work during the day, and the project is estimated to take about two weeks to complete. FDOT asks pedestrians and motorists to use caution and obey traffic signs directing them through the work area.