Batten Island wetland restoration begins in July

A Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) project to restore six acres of Batten Island to its natural salt marsh state will begin in July. Batten Island, south of Fort George Island along Heckscher Drive, is a 15-acre ruderal (spoil) island that was created during dredging of the area’s local…

FDOT to host public hearing on proposed Starke overpass

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will host a public hearing on Tuesday, June 28, regarding the proposed development of a railroad overpass on State Road 100 in Starke.  The public hearing will take place at the Bradford County Fairgrounds, Building 1, located at 2300 N. Temple Avenue in Starke. The open house will begin…

Emerson Street Resurfacing Project is Underway

A resurfacing and improvement project on approximately one mile of Emerson Street (State Road 126) from Spring Park Road to the Hart Expressway started the week of June 20. The $1.7 million project includes resurfacing, curb and gutter improvements, pedestrian signal upgrades, including pedestrian countdown timers, and sidewalk replacement. The project also includes resurfacing the…

Storm Preparation – Shared Responsibilities

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Two, Northeast Florida, reminds travelers to use extra caution during inclement weather. We actively monitor the state roadways and Interstate for potential concerns and we encourage the traveling public to partner with us to ensure everyone arrives safely to their intended destinations. Our Regional Transportation Management Center in Jacksonville monitors…

UPDATE: New State Road 9B scheduled to open Sunday

The new State Road 9B, connecting U.S. 1/Philips Highway to I-95, is scheduled to open to traffic in stages starting Sunday morning, weather permitting. Southbound lanes and ramps of the new roadway will open first and northbound lanes and ramps are scheduled to open the following week. In conjunction with the opening, southbound lanes of the I-295…