Archer Road SUN Trail Construction to Begin

Press release from Alachua County

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – Alachua County Public Works is constructing 2.4 miles of Shared-Use Nonmotorized (SUN) trail along Archer Road from SW 75th Terrace to SW 41st Boulevard. The trail will be a 10-foot-wide asphalt surface for walking, biking, and other non-motorized use. This project provides connectivity to the Archer Braid Trail, which begins at the trailhead in Archer, Florida. 

Onyx Site Services is the County’s contractor for the project. The project will be constructed in FDOT and GRU rights-of-way and will be maintained by the County. The construction cost is $1,180,423.92 and is funded by the Florida Department of Transportation as part of its SUN Trail network. Construction is set to begin in July 2022 and is expected to reach completion in December 2022.

“The County is very grateful for this funding from FDOT’s SUN Trail program,” said Alachua County Public Works Director Ramon Gavarrete. “This facility will be a great addition to this trail and provide enhanced recreation and transportation opportunities to our residents.”

Learn more about the Florida Department of Transportation’s Shared-Use Nonmotorized (SUN) Trail program.

  • I applaud these projects. They offer safe passage for walking, jogging, or riding a bike. I often ride the Hawthorne Trail and will look forward to the option of riding to Archer. I am certain the local residence will find it useful.

  • Perhaps we could fix some roads before starting new projects. Take a drive down NW 23rd Ave between Buchholz and 98th and then down 98th St to Newberry Rd. Might want to make an appointment for an alignment after you do.

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