FDOT to discuss median modifications at U.S. 1 and Ocean Boulevard February 18

St. Augustine – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is hosting an Access Management Public Hearing February 18 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the FDOT St. Augustine Maintenance Office, 3600 DOT Road, 32095, to discuss proposed median modifications at the intersection of U.S. 1 and Ocean Boulevard.

FDOT representatives will be available at the meeting to provide information and answer questions. A public comment period begins at 6:30 p.m.

FDOT proposes improving safety by eliminating left turn movements from westbound Ocean Boulevard onto southbound U.S. 1 by modifying the median opening. Based on crash data since January 2014, the number of left turn crashes has increased from two per year to ten per year. This type of crash could be prevented by requiring motorists to make a right turn onto northbound U.S. 1 and U‐turn at the median opening at the Jackson Boulevard intersection. Local motorists may also choose to use local roads to access Jackson Boulevard and turn left onto southbound U.S. 1.
The average traffic along U.S. 1 crossing this intersection is 21,000 vehicles per day.

This meeting is being conducted without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. For more information, contact FDOT toll-free at 800-749-2967. Comments can be e-mailed to FDOT project manager at Richard.Bame@dot.state.fl.us.

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