Transportation

Road Closure for Railroad Crossing Repair On Hwy 17 in Palatka

Road Closure for Railroad Crossing Repair On Hwy 17 in Palatka

Starting today, Monday September 19, 2011, Highway 17 or Reid Street in Palatka will be closed between 11th Street and 13th Street, until September 30th, 2011. Traffic on this busy 4 lane highway will be detoured during the railroad crossing construction.

Westbound traffic will be diverted to 11th Street, to Madison Street, and back to Reid Street/Hwy 17.

Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update, August 29

Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have risen 0.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.50/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.61/g, according to gasoline price website JacksonvilleGasPrices.com.

Schools Open Next Week, Be Cautious of Children

St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar is warning residents and visitors that with schools opening next week, drivers need to be cautious of children walking or riding to school or waiting at bus stops throughout the county.

Sheriff’s Office PSA’s and uniformed deputies will be dispatched to any areas where there may be traffic congestion in an effort to alleviate problems. In addition, deputies will be at school zones around the county to monitor those zones and to issue citations.

Proposed Improvements to State Road 13/16 Intersection

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) plans this Thursday to discuss proposed improvements at the intersection of State Roads 13 and 16 and County Road 13 in northwestern St. Johns County.

Smoky Conditions Could Impact Morning Commute

Smoky Conditions Could Impact Morning Commute

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Signs are up along JTB Monday morning warning drivers about smoky conditions in the area.

A large fire began burning Sunday afternoon in Jacksonville in the area of Hodges and J. Turner Butler Boulevard.

It is still smoky Monday morning, but it was not severely impacted visibility around 5 a.m. Our crew could not see flames or an orange glow from our live location, but our access is restricted because it's private property. 

According to Jacksonville Fire and Rescue, there are two fires burning on the Hodges' family property. Lightning started both fires late Sunday afternoon.

The fires are burning on private property. They're estimated to be about 200 acres. One fire is said to be threatening homes and barns.

At this time Division of Forestry officials say the fires are not under control..

Rush Hour Delays on I-95 South Following Motorcycle Crash

Rush Hour Delays on I-95 South Following Motorcycle Crash

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a serious accident on I-95 south involving a motorcycle.

The crash happened just before 6 p.m. Wednesday in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 after the Old St. Augustine Road overpass.

We're told the accident involved a motorcycle and a pickup truck. There were injuries involved as well with at least one person taken to the hospital. 

All southbound lanes were blocked for a short time following the accident, with the left lane remaining blocked for about 30 minutes.

All lanes of traffic have since been reopened.

 

TODAY: Harley-Davidson of St. Augustine Organizes Motorcycle Ride Preceding Toby Keith Concert

TODAY: Harley-Davidson of St. Augustine Organizes Motorcycle Ride Preceding Toby Keith Concert

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Harley-Davidson of St. Augustine will be hosting a pre-show motorcycle ride from the Harley-Davidson of St. Augustine dealership to St. Augustine Amphitheatre today, Thursday July 21st, prior to the Toby Keith concert.