The Florida Association of County Engineers and Road Superintendents is a member-based professional group that provides instructive programs of interest to its members and provides an organization in which public works programs may be coordinated among Florida's counties, Municipalities and other governmental agencies. Their periodic publications highlight individual member awards, as well as achievements by various counties around the State.
Last summer, Nassau County Road & Bridge developed a plan to alleviate drainage concerns and improve road conditions to the 100+ residents in Swallowfork Subdivision. The County added ponds and an underground drainage system, replaced culverts, and re-graded ditches to achieve proper water flow. The subdivision had also experienced an increase in traffic which was causing the roads to need maintenance more frequently. The County stabilized the roads and a Double Chip Seal Treatment was applied.
Double Chip Seal Surface Treatment consists of an application of heated asphalt liquid followed by a layer of crushed rock applied with a roller to create a smooth surface. Chip Seal is up to 50% cheaper than asphalt and typically lasts about 10 years. Chip Seal applications enhance road safety by providing good skid resistance, an anti-glare surface during wet weather, and an increased reflective surface for night driving.
The Swallowfork Subdivision project is now receiving State-wide recognition and will serve as an example to other counties who are looking to address similar concerns within their own jurisdictions. To view the FACERS article, please click here.
Congratulations to the Nassau County Road Department on a job well done!
County Manager's Office