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Homecoming parade road closures

A major parade means major road closings.  If you plan to travel through parts of Gainesville today, you’ll have to adjust your route starting at 10:00am, when these roads will be closed for the University of Florida homecoming parade: University Avenue from the West 2000 block to the East 300 …

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Meeting to talk about trail in southwest Gainesville

The Archer Braid Trail Public Workshop will be held tomorrow (Tuesday) for the public to discuss any issues or concerns over the trail plans. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Denardo reports on the controversy over the design plans between the county and the Haile Plantation neighborhood. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/07/ArcherBraidTrailWRAP.mp3|titles=ArcherBraidTrailWRAP]    

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North Florida road closing update

From  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.  Columbia County SR 247 at a section of roadway between County Roads 240 and 242 is closed and totally impassable. Traffic detoured to …

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Less pain at the pump this July 4th

Fuel prices have continued to decrease in Florida, impacting holiday travel. Due to this decrease, more people are traveling by car, especially during the Independence Day holiday. Florida AAA spokesperson  Jessica Brady says a predicted 1.8 million Florida residents are going to be traveling by car this holiday week. She says about …

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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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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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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:https://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:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/Brady1.mp3] The average price in Gainesville is averaging $3.85. Brady says …

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Keeping the roadways safe for everyone

The University of Florida Police Department, Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Department of Transportation and other organizations are coming together to stress their concern for bicyclist and pedestrian safety. FDOT Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Resource Coordinator Wanda Tyson says people aren’t aware of their surroundings. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/Tyson1.mp3] She says the partnership hopes …

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