Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) invites the public to a public hearing for the State Road 15 (U.S. 17) at State Road 16 Intersection Improvements. We will present the recommended safety improvements at the above referenced Public Hearing.
An intersection study was performed in March 2014 for the State Road 15 (U.S. 17 / S. Orange Avenue) at State Road 16 (Leonard C. Taylor Parkway) intersection in Clay County. The study revealed that the intersection experienced approximately nine crashes per year from 2010 to 2012. The prominent safety concerns included the southbound and westbound rear-end crash trends, the north-south left turn crash trend, and the angle crash trend exiting the State Road 16 gas station driveway. As a result of the study, FDOT has decided to improve the safety and operational characteristics of the intersection and adjacent driveways through turn lane additions, lengthening of existing turn lanes, using protected-only signalized left turns, and construction of a traffic separator along SR 16 for access management.
These improvements include:
- Replace traffic signal and pedestrian features at intersection
- Install a new traffic separator on State Road 16
- Construct dual southbound left turn lanes on U.S. 17 and widen State Road 16 to four lanes
- Construct a westbound left turn lane on State Road 16
- Construct a northbound left-turn lane on U.S. 17 at the median opening north of State Road 16.
- Extend the westbound right-turn lane on State Road 16
- Adjust drainage to accommodate the proposed improvements
The hearing is Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the Clay County Supervisor of Elections office located at 500 North Orange Avenue, Green Cove Springs, Florida 32043. It will begin with an open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. followed by a formal presentation at 6:30 p.m. At the conclusion of the presentation, attendees who complete a speaker’s card will be given the opportunity to make an oral statement that will become part of the public hearing record. Persons wishing to submit written statements or other exhibits, in place of or in addition to oral statements, may do so at the hearing or by sending them to Amy Williams, P.E., 1109 South Marion Avenue, Lake City, FL 32025. All exhibits or statements postmarked on or before the 12th of July will become part of the public hearing record.
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Monica Reifeiss at (386) 365-1604 at least seven days prior to the hearing.
Public hearings provide the public with an opportunity to express their views on the project, its potential for impact and other related matters. If you have questions about the project or the scheduled public hearing, please contact Amy Williams, P.E., FDOT Project Manager at (386) 961-7359 or email@example.com.
Roads: U.S. 17, State Road 16
Cities: Green Cove Springs