For Immediate Release
Nassau County BOCC
Amelia River-to-Sea Trail (Simmons Road Multi-use Trail) Open House
Nassau County, the City of Fernandina Beach and Element Engineering Group will be hosting an Open House on March 2, 2017 from 5pm to 7pm at the American Beach Community Center to discuss the Amelia River-to-Sea Trail (Simmons Road Multi-use Trail) project. Element Engineering Group has completed the 30% plan design and needs additional public input to complete their work. Anyone interested in the project is encouraged to attend the Open House to review the plans, provide comments and ask questions. We look forward to seeing you there!
Who: Nassau County Staff, City of Fernandina Beach Staff, Element Engineering Group Representatives, & the Citizens of Nassau County
What: Amelia River-to-Sea Trail Open House
When: March 2, 2017 from 5pm – 7pm
Why: To solicit public feedback on the 30% design plans for the Amelia River-to-Sea Trail project
Where: American Beach Community Center
1600 Julia Street
Amelia Island, FL 32034
The River-to-Sea Trail is a 2.1 mile long separated asphalt trail with a varying width of 8’ to 10’ running from the Atlantic Ocean to the Inter-Costal Waterway (Amelia River) via the Crane Island Trail at the Ybor Alvarez Sports Complex. The trail will be located within the rights-of-way of Simmons Road and Bailey Road. The Amelia River-to-Sea Trail (Simmons Road Multi-use Trail) is centrally located and ideally situated on Amelia Island to provide a highly desired and much needed east/west corridor for non-vehicular travel. The proposed trail will serve both commuter and leisure users and ultimately reduce vehicular miles traveled on Amelia Island by providing connectivity with existing intersecting non-vehicular facilities located on the Amelia Island Parkway, 14th Street, Will Hardee Road, and Fletcher Avenue (all north/south corridors). This project will connect numerous residential developments to a wide variety of retail, service, and recreational opportunities. Notably, the pristine beaches of Amelia Island, the resort and dining amenities of south Amelia Island, the retail and service opportunities of central Amelia Island, the Ybor Alvarez Sports Complex, and the entrance to Crane Island.
For more information contact Kailey Porter with Nassau County @ (904)530-6300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public participation is encouraged and sought without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Kailey Porter or Taco Pope at (904)530-6300 at least 7 days before the meeting.