FDOT to begin safety improvements on NE 39th Avenue next week

Press release from Florida Department of Transportation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Construction will begin next week on a safety improvements project on NE 39th Avenue (State Road 222) at NE 28th drive, adjacent to the Gainesville Regional Airport. The installation of a Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB) will improve safety and increase pedestrian mobility on NE 39th Avenue by providing pedestrians with a place to safely cross. PHBs are advanced crosswalk systems that control both vehicle and pedestrian movements using traffic signals. For a video on how PHBs operate, please click the link below.

Traffic will be maintained in accordance with FDOT standards. Drivers can expect continuous, single-lane closures for both directions of NE 39th Avenue throughout the duration of the project. Pedestrians will also see periodic sidewalk closures and pedestrian detours. FDOT encourages drivers and pedestrians to obey traffic laws, be alert to construction workers and traffic devices, and closely follow signage along the detour routes.

FDOT selected James D. Hinson Electrical Company to complete this $679,000 project by summer 2023, weather and unforeseen circumstances permitting.

  • The only pedestrians are from GRACE. I guess they need better medians for panhandling. Add this to the total cost for that place.

    • I was gonna say…can they keep the panhandlers out of the median? They also need to put a garbage can in the median if they’re gonna allow them to keep panhandling there…i

      • Consider them the city commission’s official welcoming committee to people flying into Gainesville. They perfectly represent how the city handles problems.

  • In other words, GRACE roadkill won’t interfere with the new Army air base across the street. National military emergency operations won’t be impeded by frequent EMS and GPD detours — if you believe GRACE residents will obey crosswalks 🤡🤬

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