SW 8th Avenue
Location: SW 9th Street to SW 13th Street
Start Date: 2009
Key Partners: GRU, Gainesville Public Works Department
Available Funding: $999,104
Former CRA District: College Park University Heights
The SW 8th Avenue project involved a major reconstruction of four blocks of roadway to address deficient infrastructure, improve public safety and parking. Infrastructure improvements included enhancements to stormwater management facilities and replacing overhead utilities underground. GRU upgraded water and gas utility lines. The project also included the installation of new decorative roadway lighting to make the corridor more visually attractive. The roadway also received new paving and the sidewalks were reconstructed with brick pavers.