Gainesville’s Newest Bridge

Earlier this year, over 30 people gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of Gainesville’s newest bridge. The much needed throughway will be SW 30th Road, and will "connect to Southwest 45th Street — the main road into Celebration Pointe from Archer Road — and to the east will connect to Southwest 38th Terrace  and extend north of Southwest 24th Avenue into the West 38 development and the Hull Road extension to Southwest 34th Street at the Hilton University of Florida." Travelers between Celebration Pointe and UF at 34th Street won’t have to dread their drive. The bridge will have four vehicle lanes, a dedicated bus lane, and two bike lanes. Even cyclists have reason for cheer, as this bridge will connect the Archer-Braid Trail to the Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail. You will now be able to pedal from the town of Archer to Hawthorne! The bridge is expected to immediately handle upwards of 15,000 cars daily, alleviating much of the congestion along the Archer Road corridor. Funding is provided via a $12 million loan from the Florida Department of Transportation Infrastructure Bank Fund. 

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Virginia is a graduate from the University of Florida's College of Design Construction and Planning with a degree in Sustainability and the Built Environment, and a minor in Urban Regional Planning. Virginia joined the Front Street team in 2011, as an intern. Upon graduation, Virginia joined the Front Street team full-time as the Director of Client Services. Ms. MacKoul’s addition furthers Front Street’s continued growth and expansion within Gainesville and other North Central Florida markets. She was promoted to Director of Marketing in 2014 and now manages the firm’s team of interns and oversees all marketing and branding activity. Virginia was born in Boston and moved to Lee County, Florida in 1997. Virginia graduated her high school's International Baccalaureate program and started at the University of Florida with a focus on Architecture. Virginia shares Front Street's passion of giving back to the community and those in need. Virginia's hobbies include photography, cooking, football, movies, music, and spending time with her dog, Brinkley.

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