• St. Johns County residents say they can hear crashes from backyards

    By: Christy Turner , Action News Jax

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    A so-called dangerous curve in St. Johns County has neighbors sending out a warning to drivers.

    The curve on County Road 210 is near the South Hampton neighborhood. 

    Terri Uruburu has lived in the community for 10 years and said she hears crashes often. 

    “That sharp of a curve is just way too dangerous,” said Uruburu.

    The concerns come after a motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash at the curve Wednesday. 

    Charlotte Maret said she has seen LifeFlight land near her home at least four times. She said there are several factors that make the road dangerous.

    In 2017, a St. Johns County deputy was badly injured after he was thrown from his motorcycle in front of South Hampton while responding to a call. 

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    “Speeding is a concern but that's not the only concern there,” Maret said. “I think really for this particular area the influx of residential neighborhoods have impacted this road.”

    Right now, a road expansion project on County Road 210 is in the design stages. 

    The roughly $20 million project would widen County Road 210 from two lanes to four on a 2.3-mile stretch from Greenbriar Road to Cimarrone Boulevard.

    County engineer Jay Brawley said the project includes softening the curve that neighbors are concerned about. 

    Bawley said the project is 60 percent designed and construction is still a couple of years away. 

    The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office said there have been at least six crashes on County Road 210 between Greenbriar and Cimarrone in 2018.

    That does not include the number of crashes worked by the Florida Highway Patrol. 

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