FDOT public hearing scheduled to discuss proposed safety changes for Atlantic Blvd.

FDOT public hearing scheduled to discuss proposed safety changes for Atlantic Blvd.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. for a discussion on two proposed safety changes for Atlantic Boulevard.

One of the project proposals include adding a traffic separator/raised concrete median just west of the Atlantic Boulevard (State Road 10) and Acme Street intersection to help prevent crashes from happening while approaching the intersection. The separator/median is expected to extend back to just past the eastbound left turn lane.

The other proposal would help limit crashes and enhance safety at Atlantic Boulevard from Monument Road to Anniston Road. It includes:

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  • Installation of a raised median along Atlantic Boulevard from Monument Road to Anniston Road in place of the existing two-way left-turn lane.
  • Resurfacing and restriping the asphalt pavement within the entire project limits (just east of Monument Road through the Anniston Road intersection).
  • Marking all four pedestrian crosswalks at the intersection of Atlantic Boulevard and Anniston Road with “Special Emphasis” crosswalk markings.
  • Constructing an opening in the raised median near Library Road to allow full access for emergency vehicles from Fire Station 30.

Residents have three options to attend the hearing:

  • Virtually at nflroads.com/VPH
  • By phone at (631) 992-3221 (enter access code 421-531-939)
  • In person at the FDOT Urban Office Training Center located at 2198 Edison Avenue in Jacksonville

The FDOT staff and consultants will be available to answer any questions and hear comments from 4 to 6 p.m.

The formal hearing will begin at 6 p.m.