Debbie Delgado reported the following St Augustine and St Johns County locations to Historic City News where the Florida Department of Transportation will be conducting roadwork that is expected to have an impact on driving, beginning this morning and continuing through the coming week.
A resurfacing and improvement project on State Road 207, from Old Hastings Road at the Putnam County line to Cowpen Branch Road in St. Johns County, is scheduled to start Wednesday, weather permitting. The three mile long project also includes replacing the southern and northern approaches to Deep Creek Bridge, located south of State Road 206.
During construction of the new bridge approaches, which includes upgrades to the existing guardrail end-treatments, traffic will be shifted to temporary lanes reduced to one-way in each direction over the bridge.
The project also includes installing bicycle lanes along the construction limits, and adding bicycle “keyhole” lanes at four locations. Bicycle “keyhole” lanes are designated bike lanes between through-lanes and right turn-lanes. The added safety features will be constructed adjacent to the north and southbound right-turn lanes at the Morrison Road intersection, and the right-turn lanes at St. Johns Avenue and State Road 206.
Additionally, 8-inch rumble stripes will be ground into the existing outside and inside 6-inch shoulder lines from north of Hastings to State Road 206. Rumble striping is a safety improvement feature utilized to reduce the frequency of crashes involving vehicles leaving their lane. The grooves cause a vibration and sound when drivers drift from their lane, lessening the likelihood of vehicles running off the outside shoulder.
Drivers should expect daytime lane closures Monday through Friday, during the duration of the project, however, no lane closures are scheduled from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. weekdays. The speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph in the construction zone from north of Hastings to south of Spuds.
Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) $4 million project is scheduled to be complete in winter 2016. Halifax Paving, Inc. of Ormond Beach is the contractor.
Nighttime northbound lane closures from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m Sunday through Friday from A Street to 11th Street for utility pole installation.
A1A – Vilano Beach to Ponte Vedra Beach
Nighttime moving lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday from Carcaba Road in Vilano Beach to Mickler Road in Ponte Vedra Beach for rumble striping.
County Road 2209
Lanes are reduced to one way in each direction from Russell Sampson Road to a mile north of County Road 210 for State Road 9B construction. Lane reductions will be in place for the duration of the project.
Nighttime southbound and northbound lane closures from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Saturday through Saturday (May 7) from Old St. Augustine Road to County Road 210 for resurfacing.
State Road 206 – Crescent Beach Bridge
Daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday for routine bridge inspection.
U.S. 1/Philips Highway
Daytime southbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m Monday and Tuesday. from Race Track Road to south of State Road 9B for sod placement.