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Article By: Irwin Rapoport


As truck traffic continues to increase in the U.S. 301 corridor in Starke, Bradford County, Fla., the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is spending $90 million to construct the 7.3-mi. Starke Alternate Truck Route, also known as the Starke 223 Bypass, to relieve traffic congestion both now and in the future.

Two contracts for the project, which will ultimately create two lanes in each direction separated by a grass median, were awarded to the Anderson Columbia Co. Inc. and Superior Construction Company. The contractors began work in August and October 2016, respectively, and are expected to finish by late summer or early fall 2019.

The work also includes the building of bridges over County Road 100A and County Road 229. The CR 100A bridge will extend 412 ft. on the northbound side and 435 ft. on the southbound side, which also serves as an overpass for the CSX mainline track. The CR 229 bridge will be 120 ft. long, with two lanes in each direction.