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List of road closings

Road & Bridge Closures Update: 1 p.m. June 28, 2012  Lake City  – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is providing an update on road and bridge closures in Northeast Florida due to Tropical Storm Debby.  Baker and Columbia County I-10 east of I-75 (Exit 296) to US 90 (Exit …

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Sharpes Ferry Bridge remains closed

The Sharpes Ferry Bridge on County Road 314 near Ocala will remain closed to traffic for an additional and undetermined period of time. The FDOT reports this comes after inspection of the other retaining walls along the roadway Wednesday raised concerns.

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Listings of road closings

Because of the conditions Tropical Storm Debby is creating, roads or portions of roads are being closed in many parts of the state.  For a state map of roads, link to www.flhsmv.gov/fhp/traffic/ and select the region of the state you are concerned about.   A long listing of road closings will …

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Improvements in store for Gainesville Regional Airport

Over the years, area business and government leaders have been trying to help make the Gainesville Regional airport more competitve, both from a facilities standpoint, and from the number of flights that operate out of the airport.  Summer is a travel time, and as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Strasser reports, more …

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Lake City gets airport improvement

Commercial airlines may soon be coming to the Lake City Gateway Airport.  The airport will be opening a new terminal next week that will have many new features to improve travel for pilots and travelers, including an automated weather operating system that allows them to receive weather updates throughout the lobby …

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Some road closures in Alachua County

State Road 235 is closed in order to replace and repair the railroad crossing between Alachua and La Crosse. Florida Department of Transportation Spokeswoman Laurie Windham says it was critical to get started on this project to prevent possible accidents. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/Windham2.mp3] Windham adds Road 235 has been closed since Saturday …

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Gas prices may hamper summer travel plans

Retail gas prices in Florida and nationwide continue to inch their way up.  AAA South spokeswoman Jessica Brady says there are a number of reasons why retail gas prices continue to rise as we enter the summer driving season. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/Brady1.mp3] The average price in Gainesville is averaging $3.85. Brady says …

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