All traffic will shift south to allow for reconstruction of the existing westbound lanes. Eastbound and westbound traffic will be divided by a concrete barrier with no openings for cross traffic. This shift is planned to be in effect through late 2015 and is part of the reconstruction and widening project on State Road A1A in Yulee that began September 2014. The concrete barrier separating eastbound and westbound traffic prevents left turn access from side streets and driveways, so drivers will be required to turn right and travel to Bobby Moore Circle, U.S. 17 or Felmor Road to make a u-turn. Preventing cross-traffic access through the barrier wall is a safety measure to reduce crashes.
Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is widening 1 ½ miles of State Road A1A in Yulee from four to six lanes from west of Still Quarters Road to west of Rubin Davis Lane. The project also includes providing designated bike lanes, constructing sidewalks and redoing the drainage system including adding two new ponds. In addition, the traffic signal at U.S. 17 will be completely re-worked to accommodate the new travel lanes and additional turn lanes from State Road A1A onto U.S. 17.
FDOT hired J.B. Coxwell Contracting, Inc., of Jacksonville to build the project for $18.5 million. Completion is scheduled in Spring 2017. This is the first of three projects to eventually widen the roadway from I-95 to just east of Oneil-Scott Road (County Road 107).
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