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SJC requests signage to aid in tourism

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Updated: 2/19 8:32 pm
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Members of the St. Johns County Commission are throwing their support behind an effort to increase signage that lists the cities of St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra as destinations.

Officials passed a resolution Tuesday that says the increased prominence of the county’s cities would aid in the safety of motorists and help support the commerce of the tourism-rich county.

Documents obtained by Action News state the words “St. Augustine” and “Ponte Vedra” are largely absent on mileage signage on Interstate 95 and Interstate 4.

It is estimated that just short of 8 million visitors stopped in St. Augustine or Ponte Vedra last year and millions more could be exposed to St. Johns County’s landmarks by the increased visibility.

Florida Department of Transportation officials have yet to publicly address the county’s proposal.   
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GUS11 - 2/20/2014 7:25 AM
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I live in St Augustine....tourism is NOT a problem. If you try to go downtown, there is no parking available, and the streets are like 5th avenue in New York, packed with people. Resturants have up to 2hr waiting lists, so why do we need more people? There are over enough people who visit now. The residents of St Augustine don't go downtown because it cost $10 to park, if there is a space available. You don't need any more people. Secondly, where in Ponte Vedra will anyone want to go? There is nothing but overpriced homes there.
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