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.