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Road Closures in St. Johns County

Road Closures in St. Johns County

Below is a list of road closures in St. Johns County. However, these closures are subject to change. Visit the Florida Department of Transportation’s blog for information regarding ongoing construction, projects, and traffic impacts.

Week of  July 13-19, 2019

May Street
Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Saturday from 9:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. for work related to the intersection project.

San Marco Avenue from Nelmar Avenue to Dufferin Street
Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Saturday from 9:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. for work related to the intersection project.

*New traffic pattern in place*
Beginning Monday, July 15, northbound San Marco Avenue traffic north of Dufferin Street will continue to access the south connector to travel east on May Street or continue northbound utilizing the new slip lane, which ties into San Marco Avenue at the north connector. The northbound San Marco Avenue left turn movement to West San Carlos Avenue will no longer be available.

State Road 13 at Majestic Oak Parkway
Daytime road closure from Monday through July 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for roadway stabilization work. Follow detour.

State Road 16- Shands Bridge
Daytime lane closure Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for routine bridge maintenance.

State Road 16 from south of Collins Avenue to Varella Avenue
Nighttime lane closures Monday through Friday from 8:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. for road work at the intersection of Collins Avenue.

State Road 206 at the Crescent Beach Bridge
Daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. for bridge repairs.

U.S. 1 from Southpark Boulevard to Lewis Point Road
Daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for new access construction.

U.S. 1 from Watson Road to Shores Boulevard
Daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for utility pole replacement.

West San Carlos Avenue
Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Saturday from 9:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. for work related to the intersection project.

Special Notices

New traffic pattern in effect for northbound San Marco Ave, beginning July 15.

As part of the reconstruction improvements on San Marco Avenue, West San Carlos Avenue and May Street, traffic patterns in this area will change starting Monday, July 15, weather and unforeseen circumstances permitting. Northbound San Marco Avenue traffic north of Dufferin Street will continue to access the south connector to travel east on May Street or continue northbound utilizing the new slip lane, which ties into San Marco Avenue at the north connector. The northbound San Marco Avenue left turn movement to West San Carlos Avenue will no longer be available.

Removal of this left turn movement is necessary to safely complete signalization work at the intersection. A “No Left Turn” sign will be installed, and new pavement markings will denote the direction of travel for the northbound lane, guiding drivers into the new northbound slip lane.

Northbound drivers may use State Road 16 or another alternate route to access U.S. 1. Electronic message boards will be in place on San Marco Avenue to alert motorists of the planned traffic pattern changes. Completion expected in late summer of 2019.

Lane closures on State Road 13 at Majestic Oaks Parkway.

The detour originally scheduled on State Road 13 at Majestic Oak Parkway for roadway work July 16 through July 29 has been cancelled. However, motorists should expect daytime lane closures with flagging operations Monday, July 22 through Monday, August 9 each day from 9 am to 4 pm, weather and unforeseen circumstances permitting.

Resurfacing of US 1, from Flagler County line to SR 206.

A milling and resurfacing project began on July 5. It includes the milling and resurfacing of roughly seven miles of roadway, minor drainage work and other construction activities. To complete it, daytime and nighttime lane closures are necessary. However, no lane closures are allowed on southbound U.S. 1 within 600 feet of a signalized intersection Monday through Friday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Completion expected in spring of 2020.

Fishing Pier at Crescent Beach Bridge temporarily closing for bridge repairs

The fishing pier on State Road 206/Crescent Beach Bridge, will temporarily close beginning July 22 in order to perform bridge repairs. Additionally, the pier is expected to be closed until September 2019. However, the bridge will remain open to vehicular and marine traffic throughout the project. To minimize traffic impacts during construction, lane closures will not be allowed from 7 am to 8 pm. Full closures of the bridge are not anticipated unless unforeseen circumstances occur. Completion expected by late 2019.

Detours on U.S. 17 Scheduled to Complete Roadway Widening Work

Palatka, Fla. – Detours will be in place for drivers traveling northbound and southbound on U.S 17 from Horse Landing Road to San Mateo Road Thursday, July 25 from 9:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., weather and unforeseen circumstances permitting.

The closures are necessary to shift traffic onto new southbound lanes, allowing crews to safely complete construction of new northbound lanes. During this phase of work, access to U.S. 17 from Belle Drive, Gail Drive and Pineway Avenue will be temporarily closed. To access U.S. 17, motorists will utilize San Mateo Road, Butler Drive or Horse Landing Road.

On the night of the detour, northbound and southbound drivers will utilize San Mateo Road and Horse Landing Road to detour (map 1). Residents on the westside of U.S. 17 (River Trail, Marina, and Islander Roads) wishing to travel north or south will detour to Landmark Avenue, east on Islander Road/Butler Drive and utilize San Mateo Road to travel north or south back to U.S. 17 (map 2).

GLF Construction began the $36.5 million widening project in February 2018 and is expected to complete construction by summer 2021, weather and unforeseen circumstances permitting.

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