GAINESVILLE, Fla. – As students begin to return to Gainesville for the start of the fall semester at the University of Florida, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) wants to remind all road users of recent changes made to the roadway so they are able to navigate it safely.

Speed tables were installed in May at four locations on West University Avenue (State Road 26) as a means of slowing traffic along the roadway. Motorists are advised to slow down when approaching speed tables, as they are designed for speeds of 25 mph or less.

Additionally, the speed limit between just east of Northwest 21st Terrace and Northwest 13th Street (U.S. 441) was lowered to 25 mph at the end of May. Other safety improvements, including signal retiming and enhanced crosswalks, were also completed in the spring for the safety of pedestrians.

FDOT will begin additional improvement projects in the coming months dedicated to improving safety. These include installation of two signalized pedestrian midblock crossings just west of Northwest 14th Street and at the stadium entrance, as well as the signalization of both Northwest 16th Street and Northwest 19th Street.

FDOT reminds all pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists to obey all traffic laws to help keep everyone safe on the road.

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