Purpose: The primary objective of the Depot Avenue Segment 2 project is the complete reconstruction of this segment of the roadway, from SW 11th Street to Main Street. The project includes a two lane divided roadway with landscaped medians and 3 roundabouts, at the SW 11th Street, SW 6th Street and the Main Street intersections. Improvements also include a new crossing at Tumblin Creek, aesthetic upgrades such as streetscaping, landscaping, decorative lighting and improvements to the multi-use path along the corridor.
Construction began on May 14, 2014. Anticipated completion is August 2016.
This project is one of four segmented projects along Depot Avenue. For additional information on the other segments, see the Depot Ave Roadway Projects document available under Related Documents.
Please be advised that the Depot Ave roadway Contractor, O’Steen Brothers, is planning to close the SW 6th Street intersection beginning Thursday, October 15, 2015. The intersection will remain closed for approximately three (3) months while the Contractor is constructing a roundabout with underground utilities, storm water, streetscape and landscaping.
Both 2-way vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be accommodated between SW 6th Street and SW 11th Street and two-way vehicular traffic will be maintained east of SW 6th Street to SW Main Street. Construction of the multi-use trail between SW 6th Street and Main Street is under construction now and will continue to be closed until it is completed and can be reopened for use by the public.
For more information, questions, or comments, please contact John Veilleux, project manager, via email at email@example.com or by phone at 352‑393‑8418. The Contractor’s contact person is Don Shackelford, O’Steen Brothers Construction, and can be reached via phone at 352-459-1031. Please direct media inquiries to Chip Skinner, Department Marketing and Communications Supervisor, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 352-393-7842.
The Depot Avenue roadway section between SW 9th Street and SW 11th Street will be opened to traffic starting Monday, August 24, 2015, for the start of the 2015-16 public school year. The section between SW 9th St and Main St will remain closed for another couple of months as the contractor completes roadway paving. The multi‑use trail on the south side of the roadway continues to be open for use by pedestrians and bicyclists. For more information, please view our project webpage or contact John Veilleux, project manager, via email at email@example.com by phone at 352‑393‑8418.
The Depot Avenue roadway between SW 6th Street and SW 11th Street remains closed to vehicle traffic; however, the multi-use trail on the south side of the roadway is open for use by pedestrians and bicyclists. Due to utility and contractor conflicts, the opening date of August 24, 2015, has been tentatively rescheduled to September 30, 2015. For more information, contact John Veilleux, project manager, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by phone at 352‑393‑8418.
The Depot Avenue roadway between SW 6th Street and Main Street has been re-opened to traffic for the summer period while the Contractor, O’Steen Brothers, focuses on completing the roadway work between SW 6th Street and SW 11th Street. The roadway will remain closed to vehicle traffic; however, the multi-use trail on the south side of the roadway is open for use by pedestrians and bicyclists. Complications from utility conflicts may delay the opening of the roadway originally scheduled for August 24, 2015; however, City and contractor personnel are working to achieve the opening date. Please note that RTS bus stops located at SW 8th Avenue and SW 9th Street are open, while the stop at Depot and 9th is closed. Please feel free to contact the Contractor, Mr. Don Shackelford, via email at email@example.com or by phone at 352‑376‑1634. Your patience and cooperation during the project is appreciated. Thank you!
The Depot Ave roadway section between SW 3rd Street and Main Street has been re-opened to traffic for the summer period while the Contractor, O’Steen Brothers, focuses on completing the roadway construction between SW 6th Street and SW 11th Street. At the same time this summer, the roadway section between SW 6th Street to SW 11th Street will remain closed to help expedite the work in this section and facilitate completion by the start of public school year on August 24, 2015. Before school resumes, the entire roadway should be paved and the roadway and trail will be open for public use, including all necessary signage and lighting. Currently, O’Steen Brothers is finishing work on the multi-use trail on the south side of Depot Avenue between SW 6th Street and SW 11th Street. The trail work is expected to be completed on June 8, 2015. Once the multi-use trail is completed, the SW 9th Street intersection will be closed to vehicular traffic. The RTS bus stop at Depot Avenue and SW 9th Street will be relocated to SW 8th Avenue and SW 9th Street. Please feel free to contact the Contractor, Mr. Don Shackelford, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 352-376-1634. We appreciate your patience and cooperation during the project. Thank you!
A new, shorter pedestrian and ADA-compliant walkway has been opened on the Depot Avenue reconstruction project. The walkway is paved and marked by orange construction fencing. Pedestrians should stay inside the fencing for their safety, as construction work continues. The temporary path will allow residents between 6th Street and 9th Street to access the RTS bus service and the UF campus. The path will remain in place until the permanent trail is completed later this summer.
Please feel free to contact our Public Information Officer, Chip Skinner at SkinnerC@cityofgainesville.org or 352‑393‑7842 for more information.
Shorter Pedestrian Detour for Depot Avenue to be Completed April 20, 2015
Due to resident concerns about the length of the current pedestrian detour, the City’s Contractor (O’Steen Brothers) will be constructing a shorter more direct ADA-compliant route that will be available for use beginning April 20, 2015. As shown below, this temporary concrete path will be left in place until the permanent trail is completed later this summer.
Pedestrian Detour Implemented for Residents Affected by Road Closure
During the construction between 6th Street and 9th Street, we request that pedestrians utilize the detour route below. Due to the width and depth of the excavation required, it is not safe to place pedestrian paths beside the work. Therefore, the alternate route below is proposed that will add an average of 15 minutes to pedestrian travel time. The City asks that pedestrians plan accordingly for this temporary delay.
The Contractor responsible for performing the work and maintaining traffic control is:
Mr. Don Shackelford
O’Steen Bros Construction
Please feel free to visit our project website or contact our Public Information Officer, Chip Skinner (352) 393-7842 for further info on this matter. Thanks.
Road Closure for Depot Avenue Between SW 6th Street and SW 9th Street;
Please be advised that the Depot Avenue Roadway Contractor, O’Steen Brothers, has closed Depot Avenue between SW 9th Street to just west of SW 6th Street starting Monday, March 2, 2015. The road and trail are expected to remain closed for approximately three months to perform the Tumblin Creek drainage pipe crossing and other underground utility work. The Contractor will re-open portions of the roadway and trail again once it is safe for travel (see below).
Between SW 6th Street and SW 3rd Street, the roadway is anticipated to open to local businesses but remain closed to bike and pedestrian traffic. Additionally, SW 3rd Street to Main Street will be closed to vehicles, bike, and pedestrian traffic starting Thursday, February 12, 2015 for approximately four months to complete storm drainage, water line, and roadway construction.
Future work includes waterline and roadway construction along SW 6th Street to SW 3rd Street, anticipated to commence Friday, June 12, 2015 and close all street, bike, and pedestrian traffic for approximately four months. All emergency services, businesses, neighborhoods and other stakeholders have been notified of the work and closure schedule.