Transportation

St. Johns Weekly Traffic Advisory, April 4

ST. JOHNS COUNTY

County Road 13 at Sixteen Mile Creek (Monica Reifeiss: 800-749-2967):  Flaggers may briefly stop traffic to allow heavy trucks to enter and exit the area. 

 

King Street (State Road 5A) from the San Sebastian River to East of Malaga Street: Eastbound King Street traffic, between US 1 and just east of Malaga Street, is detoured at US 1 to West Castillo Drive to State Road A1A to Cathedral Place to Cordova Street and back to King Street through the end of April. Westbound King Street traffic is not detoured.  Sebastian Harbor Drive is closed at King Street.  Motorists traveling westbound on King Street to the San Sebastian Winery and the St. Augustine Police Station are directed to Riberia Street.  Motorists traveling south on Malaga Street are only allowed to make a right turn onto King Street.

Fuel Price Brief for the Week of April 3

The price of crude oil advanced again last week after the U.S. Labor Department reported payroll gains were greater than projected. Payrolls increased 216,000 in March when they were projected to increase 190,000. The increase boosted investor confidence that demand is on the rise going into the summer driving season.

Jacksonville Aviation Authority Unveils New Public Art at JAX

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority and the Jacksonville International Airport Arts Commission are proud to present SKY BRIDGES, an aerial sculpture and the 13th addition to the JAA permanent art collection.

SKY BRIDGES, by artists Melanie Walker and George Peters of Airworks Studio, is now hanging from the ceiling of JAX’s newly renovated connector bridge. The aerial sculpture works with the architecture of the connector bridge to amplify the natural light in the bridge’s skylight areas. The arcs in the work relate to the air flight paths of take offs and landings and the structure is reminiscent of the many bridges which are landmarks in the Jacksonville area.  The forms literally float in the space by multiple thin suspension cables fanned toward the upper skylight beams.

FDOT St. Johns Weekly Traffic Advisory, March 25

The following is a list of roadwork underway by FDOT that may impact traffic in St. Johns county March 26 through April 1. 

Fuel Price Brief for the Week of March 20

The national average price of unleaded regular gasoline is $3.54 per gallon, once-cent less than last week. Florida’s average price of $3.56 and Tennessee’s average price of $3.40 both decreased 2 cents from last week. While Georgia’s average price of $3.45 decreased 4 cents from last week, respectively.

Traffic Warning for Drivers During Lighthouse Run Saturday

Traffic Warning for Drivers During Lighthouse Run Saturday

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Drivers will need to take alternate routes on Saturday because of a race through St. Augustine.

The 19th Annual Lighthouse 5K and Fun Run will start at 4 p.m. Saturday and will wind through the Lighthouse and Davis Shores areas.

Drivers are encouraged to avoid Anastasia Boulevard, Lew Boulevard, Anastasia Park Drive, White Street and Light Avenue during the race.

Motorcyclist, SUV Collide, Severing Body Part of Motorcyclist

Motorcyclist, SUV Collide, Severing Body Part of Motorcyclist

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- A collision between a motorcycle and an SUV Monday severed part of a motorcyclist's leg.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 64-year-old Rickey L. Traylor was southbound on U.S. 1 as he approached the Palencia development at about 11 a.m.

Investigators believe he made a left turn into the path of a motorcycle, and the two collided.

Video taken at the scene, which we are not showing, shows the severity of the injury to the motorcyclist, who lost a leg below the knee in the crash.

His injuries are not considered life-threatening and he was air-lifted to Shands Jacksonville for treatment.

The investigation is ongoing, and no charges have yet been filed against Traylor, who was not injured.

Traffic was blocked in both directions on U.S. 1 as rescue crews worked on the motorcyclist.