Major Depot Ave Construction Begins

A $6.7 million project is about to start transforming Depot Avenue as we know it. The road is set to transition into a metropolitan corridor, able to be traversed by vehicles, bikes, and pedestrians easily. The plans have been set for quite some time, and aim to connect east Gainesville with the UF campus.

Construction starts June 7, with the creation of a roundabout on SW 11th St. Along with the road work, new underground utilities will also be part of the project, as well as curbs, lighting, landscaping; the full works.

The O’Steen Brothers will head up the construction, and the project has experienced positive feedback from locals. Detours will be provided during the two year building period, and most people are happy to see Gainesville connecting and expanding.

While a city such as Gainesville typically centers around the college campus, it is important for city growth to expand outward in every direction. Depot Avenue’s redesign will increase population flow between eastern and central Gainesville. 

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