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July 7, 2014

Morning Update, Monday, July 7

Live Oak —

Good morning. Here's a look at what's happening today. 

Weather:

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90.

Monday night calls for a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71.

Best bets for today:

On this day

Building of Hoover Dam begins

On this day in 1930, construction of the Hoover Dam begins. Over the next five years, a total of 21,000 men would work ceaselessly to produce what would be the largest dam of its time, as well as one of the largest manmade structures in the world.

Although the dam would take only five years to build, its construction was nearly 30 years in the making. Arthur Powell Davis, an engineer from the Bureau of Reclamation, originally had his vision for the Hoover Dam back in 1902, and his engineering report on the topic became the guiding document when plans were finally made to begin the dam in 1922.

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LAFAYETTE COUNTY

South Fletcher Avenue (State Road 51)   Daytime lane closures between Bloxham Street and Industrial Drive in Mayo to remove built-up dirt from utility strip along the edge of the roadway and reinstall sod.

U.S. 27   Daytime lane closures between Oak and Pasco streets in Mayo to remove built-up dirt from utility strip along the edge of the roadway and reinstall sod. 

SUWANNEE COUNTY:

County Road 49  Possible daytime lane closures after 8:30 a.m. three miles south of  U.S. 90 for drainage improvements.

County Road 137  Daytime lane closures after 8:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday between U.S. 90 and Eighth Avenue in Wellborn for building a new sidewalk.

Irvin Avenue (State Road 51)  Daytime lane closures after 8:30 a.m. between Evergreen Avenue Southwest to Walker Avenue (just south of the roundabout) for constructing a new sidewalk.

U.S. 90   Daytime lane closures between the Columbia and Madison County line to repaint roadway markings.

State Road 51   Daytime lane closures Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Suwannee River bridge just north of the Hal Adams Bridge for routine bridge inspection.

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