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FDOT Public Hearing is Thursday on Proposed Western Bypass
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Plans for a new roadway to be built from where State Road 312 ends at State Road 207 north to State Road 16 will be the topic at a public hearing of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) this Thursday.

The hearing will be Thursday, January 12 at the St. Johns County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine. FDOT staff will be available from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for informal discussion and a public comment period will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The FDOT proposes to build State Road 313, west of U.S. 1, as a six-lane roadway. The segment between State Road 207 and County Road 214 will be built as an urban roadway with curb and gutter for drainage and a 22-foot median. From County Road 214 to State Road 16, the six lanes will be built as a rural roadway with a 40-foot median.

This is the second public hearing to discuss the proposal with the FDOT offering three options for State Road 313  to intersect with Four Mile Road. One option is for Four Mile Road to be built as an overpass over SR 313, the second option is for SR 313 to be built as an overpass over Four Mile Road and the third option is for Four Mile Road to be built as a cul-de-sac on both sides of SR 313.

There are no funds for construction of State Road 313,  however the acquisition of property necessary to build SR 313 is underway and will continue for the next three years.

The western beltway will eventually provide an alternate route for the heavily traveled U.S. 1 with the new roadway tying back into U.S. 1 north of State Road 16. The segment between State Road 207 and State Road 16 is nine miles long.

Comments about the proposal can be e-mailed to the FDOT project manager at leigh.bennett@dot.state.fl.us or she can be reached at 800-749-2967. Written comments can be mailed to Leigh Ann Bennett, FDOT Project Manager, 1109 South Marion Avenue, Lake City, FL 32025-5874. 

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