U.S. 41 Right Turn Addition at SW 15th Avenue Safety Improvements Begins This Week in Newberry

Press release from Florida Department of Transportation

NEWBERRY, Fla. – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is scheduled to begin work on U.S. 41 (State Road 45) this week with the addition of a right turn onto Southwest 15th Avenue in Newberry at Oak View Middle School.

Other improvements include milling and resurfacing, highway signage, lighting, and other incidental construction on U.S. 41 (State Road 45) at Southeast 15th Avenue in Alachua County.

[Editor’s note: This is a corrected map sent by FDOT on September 8]

FDOT hired V.E. Whitehurst & Sons, Inc. to complete this $674,000 project in late 2022, weather and unforeseen circumstances permitting.

Daytime lane closures and nighttime construction activities are expected throughout the duration of the project. Lane closures are prohibited in school zones from one hour before school begins to 30 minutes after school begins and one hour before school ends to 30 minutes after school ends.

A crash can occur at any moment. Whether you are traveling one mile or one thousand miles, the driver of a motor vehicle and all passengers should always wear a seatbelt. Children ages 0 through 3 must be in a child restraint. Kids ages 4 through 5 must be in a separate carrier, integrated child seat, or booster seat. Let’s get everyone home safe. #TargetZeroFL