The Alachua County Board of County Commissioners is set to host a community-wide Transportation Summit to discuss upcoming projects, update the public infrastructure maintenance and get the community’s input on transportation improvements.
The summit will take place April 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Alachua County Senior Recreation Center, located at 5701 NW 34th St.
Much of the discussion will focus on projects that are already in the works, such as making 23rd Avenue four-lanes wide out to Santa Fe and working with developers to put more overpasses over Interstate-75, says Jeff Hays, the transportation planning manager for Alachua County. There will also be opportunities for the public and community groups to share their input about the future of transportation in the county.
“If you’re interested in what’s going on at county level, or have an opinion about transit services, road conditions or anything else, this is an opportunity from the commission to have your input heard,” Hays said.
Hays said the commission hopes to take all the input from the summit and use it to help plan future projects and take it into consideration moving forward with current projects and developments.
Community groups such as the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Gainesville Cycling Club will be attending to share their opinions about transportation infrastructure.
Representatives from the City of Gainesville as well as the City of Newberry will also be present to discuss transportation issues and maintenance within their jurisdictions.
For more information about current transportation projects, visit alachuacounty.us.