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Public Meeting on Improvements Planned for US 1 and SR 312 Intersection
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The St. Johns County Engineering Division will hold a public meeting to present improvements planned for the US 1 & State Road 312 intersection. The meeting will be on Thursday, May 5th from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at the meeting room of the Ponce de Leon Mall, located at 2121 US 1 South. The meeting will be an “open house” with displays for the public to view the upcoming improvements, and project staff will be available to answer questions.

Background: US 1 serves as the major arterial for north and south-bound traffic in St. Augustine, and SR 312 serves as a major collector connecting Anastasia Island and St. Augustine Beach to the mainland. Congestion at the intersection is common during peak hours, and these intersection improvements are a key step toward alleviating the congestion.

Project Specifics: The intersection improvements will include a US 1 southbound right turn lane at SR 312, a second eastbound left turn lane at SR 312, a second northbound left turn lane at SR 312 and a third northbound through lane that will terminate at the Home Depot entrance. All four mast arms at US 1 and SR 312 will be replaced, in addition to the strain poles with double mast arms in front of the Taco Bell and Mattress Firm entrances. The improvements also include a right turn lane on Bartola Genovar Road at US 1, as well as a right turn lane and new mast arm on westbound SR 312 at Old Moultrie Road.

Visuals: Project exhibits available here on the County website.

Construction: Construction is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2011 and last for approximately nine months. Due to the high traffic volume, all construction activities requiring lane closures will be limited to overnight hours between 8:00 pm and 6:00 am.

 

Funding: The US 1 & SR 312 project is part of a Development Agreement between St. Johns County and SR 207 Corridor Improvement Group, with all funding provided by the developer. The estimated cost is approximately $1.7 million.

Questions may be directed to Project Manager Greg Caldwell in the St. Johns County Engineering Division at (904) 209-0132 or gcaldwell@sjcfl.us.

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