Construction is underway on a safety improvement project on NE 39th Avenue (State Road 222) at NE 28th drive, adjacent to the Gainesville Regional Airport. The installation of a Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB) will improve safety and increase pedestrian mobility on NE 39th Avenue by providing pedestrians with a place to safely cross. PHBs are advanced crosswalk systems that control both vehicle and pedestrian movements using traffic signals. For a video on how PHBs operate, please click here.
Traffic will be maintained in accordance with FDOT standards. Drivers can expect continuous, single-lane closures for both directions of NE 39th Avenue throughout the duration of the project. Pedestrians will also see periodic sidewalk closures and pedestrian detours. FDOT encourages drivers and pedestrians to obey traffic laws, be alert to construction workers and traffic devices, and to closely follow signage along the detour routes.
FDOT selected James D. Hinson Electrical Company to complete this $679,000 project by summer 2023, weather and unforeseen circumstances permitting.