- Project Owner: University of Florida
- Location: Gainesville, FL
- Completion Date: March 2022
- Partners: Austin Commercial JBPro Engineering
A broad set of campus transportation improvements consisting of the creation of Ballpark Way, a new roundabout at Radio Road and Museum Drive, a rebuilt intersection at Archer Road, and modifications to turn lanes, medians, and crosswalks along Hull Road. Together, these improvements provide better accessibility for all modes of transportation – vehicles, buses, bicycles and pedestrians.
The improvements have been recommended in the UF Campus Master Plan and the Long-Range Transportation Plan of the Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO) for many years. The recent opening of the university’s new baseball stadium provided an opportunity to make these improvements a reality for all visitors, students, and employees who access this part of campus.
FDOT supplemented project funding to create a win-win with enhanced modifications at the Archer Road intersection that ease travel along the busy corridor. The City of Gainesville provided expertise and guidance for the connection to SW 23rd Terrace and maintains the citywide traffic signal system. The project was also supported by partnering with numerous campus entities – UF/IFAS, University Athletic Association, and the UF Cultural Plaza (Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Florida Museum of Natural History, and Harn Museum of Art). Ballpark Way is now open for public use.