FDOT hosts Open House this Thursday, December 8, for upcoming Baymeadows Road intersection improvement project

The Florida Department of Transportation is hosting an open house for the Baymeadows Road intersection and safety improvement project that will be starting in January.

The open house is Thursday, December 8, from 5-7 p.m. at the Florida State College at Jacksonville, Deerwood Campus, 9911 Old Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, Room B-1206.

Those interested can drop by anytime between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to learn more about the project including timeframe, construction activities, traffic impacts and other details. Project staff will be available at the meeting to answer questions. Since this is an informal open house, no presentation is scheduled.

The project includes adding capacity to five intersections along Baymeadows Road from Prominence Parkway to Southside Boulevard through the addition of turn lanes and median modifications.

Turn lanes will be added at the following locations:

  • a left turn lane on Baymeadows Road turning south onto Prominence Parkway;
  • a left turn lane on Western Way turning west onto Baymeadows Road;
  • right and left turn lanes at the intersection of Old Baymeadows and Baymeadows roads
  • a left turn lane on Baymeadows Road turning south onto Southside Boulevard

The project also includes closing one median opening on Baymeadows Road located just west of the Southside Boulevard intersection.

In addition, sidewalks will be added on the south side of Baymeadows Road, traffic signals will be upgraded, and countdown pedestrian timers will be installed at crosswalks.

The project starts in mid-January and is expected to be complete in winter 2017 at a cost of $6.6 million. JB Coxwell, Inc. is the contractor.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or family status as FDOT complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should call Debbie Delgado at 904-360-5437 or e-mail debbie.delgado@dot.state.fl.us seven days prior to the meeting. (Si prefiere recibir esta carta en español, por favor contacte Esther Murray a las (904) 360-5348. Referencia: FIN # 430914-1-52-01).

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