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MICANOPY – A public hearing regarding a proposed median modification on State Road 25 along U.S. Highway 441 was held Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the town hall building, 706 N.E. Cholokka Boulevard, Micanopy. The event began with an open house from 4 – 5:30 p.m., followed by a public comment period at 5:30 p.m. Approximately 20 attendees had the opportunity to view displays and discuss the proposed changes with project staff and consultants.

Being proposed is the closing of a full median opening along U.S. 441 and upgrading the traffic signals at the intersection of U.S. 441 and County Road 234W. These proposed improvements are part of a larger project that will resurface the pavement of U.S. 441 and make operational and safety improvements between the Alachua County line and State Road 331/Williston Road.

Although the purpose of the meeting was to discuss the median modification, most residents expressed relief at the addition of the traffic signal. Some expressed concern at how dangerous the intersection had become. Residents said they hoped the signal would improve safety at that location. “The proposed modifications are expected to reduce conflicts and enhance safety,” said FDOT’s Derrick Richardson.

Project documents available at the public hearing have also been posted online at www.nflroads.com.

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