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04/05/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/05/2024 15:41

Clay County road and lane closure report April 6-12, 2024

Clay County road and lane closure report April 6-12, 2024

Learn more about the ongoing and future road projects in Clay County.

Post Date:04/05/2024 5:00 PM

Starting Soon

Bonded Transportation Program- Road construction is beginning for the Clay County Bonded Transportation Program projects in Middleburg, Green Cove Springs, and Lake Asbury. Motorists should anticipate temporary lane closures and flagging operations as projects get underway. Visit the Bonded Transportation Dashboardfor anticipated start dates and project updates. Sign up for the project newsletters.

New County Projects

Brannan Oaks Drive (Oakleaf/Middleburg)- Crews will be placing millings for a dirt road improvement project on Green Oaks Lane, Oak Leaf Lane, Brannan Oaks Drive, and Pine Oaks Lane east of Challenger Drive. Work is anticipated to start on April 5th and take about two weeks to complete. Anticipate daytime lane shifts and flaggers during the work.

Oakleaf Plantation Parkway (Oakleaf) - Milling and resurfacing work is expected to start on Oakleaf Plantation Parkway from Eagle Landing Parkway to State Road 23 on April 5th. Milling will take 5-7 days to complete, and all paving and striping work is expected to take about four weeks to complete. Anticipate single-lane closures and flaggers daily once work begins.

Ongoing County Projects

Cheswick Oak Avenue neighborhoods (Argyle/Oakleaf) - Crews will begin milling and resurfacing work in the Argyle neighborhoods off Cheswick Oak Avenue this week. Anticipate daytime lane shifts and flagging operations in Deerfield Point and Spencer's Lake for up to two weeks.

County Road 209 from Peters Creek Bridge to US 17 (Lake Asbury)- Anticipate daily intermittent, single-lane closures on County Road 209 between the railroad tracks and U.S. 17 for road work. Watch for flaggers. Drivers can also expect trucks entering and exiting the roadway. Bonded Transportation Program project #2 includes the design and reconstruction of the two-lane roadway into four lanes with a median, turn lanes, bike lanes, curb and gutter, and sidewalks. Preliminary clearing and grubbing work on the west side of Russell Road began on March 1. All work is estimated to be completed in spring 2026.

County Road 209from Sandridge Road to Peters Creek Bridge(Lake Asbury) - Bonded Transportation Program project #3 includes operational improvements on County Road 209 (Russell Road) at the intersections of CR209B and CR739B; Oak Stream Drive and CR209; and Watkins Road and CR209. Motorists should expect a 35-mph low-speed zone in the work area. Anticipate daytime single-lane closures for sidewalk installation on the east side of Russell Road, and intermittent lane closures daily for drainage work at Watkins Road. Access to Oak Stream Drive is closed on Russell Road for major road work, drainage, and sidewalk and crosswalk installation. Residents will need to use the Sandridge Road entrance and exit. Emergency crews have full 24/7 access. The contractor has 180 days to complete the entire project in the area, and that entrance will be closed for a portion of that time frame. We'll update our community when it's back open. While this project was under development and again just before starting the fieldwork County staff discussed this closure with emergency responders, the HOA, and the school district to ensure a smooth process before the project began. This current plan was determined to be the best way to get this project done as quickly and safely as possible. All work is anticipated to be completed in Spring 2025.

County Road 216, Cathedral Oak Parkway, Bonded Transportation Program project (Green Cove Springs)- Work is underway to construct a new 3.3-mile, two-lane roadway from State Road 23 to the intersection of County Road 315 and Maryland Avenue. The project will include a grass median, bike lanes, and sidewalks. A temporary traffic signal is in place and drivers can expect daytime traffic delays Mondays through Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for the next 2-3 weeks to transfer fill dirt from one side of County Road 315 to the other side. The contractor will be managing school bus and emergency vehicle traffic during the work. All work is anticipated to be completed in the summer of 2025.

County Road 218 (Middleburg) - Preliminary gas utility relocation work began on April 1st for Bonded Transportation Program project #1, County Road 218 from Cosmos Avenue to Pine Tree Lane in Middleburg. Drivers should anticipate a traffic shift and single-lane closures on the north side of the road daily. During the Clay County Fair on April 4-14, lane closures will only be in place Monday through Thursday until 5:30 p.m. This project involves designing and reconstructing a 2.7-mile section of County Road 218 from two lanes to four lanes and adding a median, turn lane, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and bike lanes. Road construction is anticipated to begin this summer with project completion expected in the summer of 2025.

County Road 218 (Middleburg) - Anticipate daytime, single-lane closures Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for the next two weeks on County Road 218 at the entrance of Shadowlawn Elementary School for traffic circle construction, and east to State Road 23. This project is part of the First Coast Expressway connector road Cathedral Oak Parkway from County Road 218 to the First Coast Expressway. All work is estimated to be completed in December 2024. The speed limit has been lowered to 35 mph in the construction zone. Please be patient, slow down, and pay attention to flaggers and signage. If you have any questions about this project, you can email [email protected].

County Road 218 (Clay Hill) - Daytime, single-lane closures on County Road 218 from Taylor Road to Clay Hill Elementary School for sidewalk installation on both sides of the road. The project includes construction of sidewalks to provide pedestrian connectivity to Clay Hill Elementary School, asphalt paving, drainage, handrail, fencing, sodding, signs, and pavement markings. Work is expected to be completed by May 10, 2024.

County Road 220 (Fleming Island) - Anticipate occasional nighttime, single-lane closures with flaggers in the westbound lane of County Road 220 from Habersham Harbor Drive west to Silver Point, March 10 through September 10, 2024, for CCUA water line upgrades. The project could take up to 395 days to complete and includes temporary pavement in the median and a traffic shift to maintain the two westbound lanes for the majority of the project. The speed limit will be 35 MPH throughout the work zone.

Harbor Island Drive (Fleming Island)- Anticipate daytime, single-lane closures on Harbor Island Drive from US 17 to Dockside Drive for underdrain replacement work. The project is expected to take up to 90 days to complete.

Sandridge Road, Bonded Transportation Program Project (Lake Asbury) - Anticipate daytime, single-lane closures with flaggers on Sandridge Road from Henley Road to the west of County Road 209. This stretch of road is not accessible for wide loads while construction is ongoing. This project includes designing and reconstructing the two-lane urban roadway, adding a turn lane, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and bike lanes. All work is anticipated to be completed in the spring of 2025. The speed limit is 25 mph throughout the entire work zone and CCSO is enforcing it. Traffic lanes are very narrow, please slow down and respect the safety of our workers along the roadside.

Sandy Hollow Loop (Lakeside) - Anticipate daytime single-lane closures beginning the week of February 19 on Sandy Hollow Loop east of College Drive for underdrain replacement and stormwater system upgrades. The project will take up to 90 days to complete and includes paving work.

FDOT Projects

For more information about FDOT projects, please visit https://nflroads.com/

Kingsley Avenue from U.S. 17 to Blanding Boulevard - (Orange Park) - FDOT is working on a resurfacing project on State Road 224 (Kingsley Avenue) from State Road 21 (Blanding Boulevard) to U.S. 17 (Park Street). This project is expected to be completed Summer of 2024.

  • Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. for road work.

State Road 21 from County Road 215 to County Road 218 (Middleburg) - FDOT is milling and resurfacing State Road 21 from County Road 215 to County Road 218. Work on this project includes milling and resurfacing, base work, shoulder treatment, drainage improvements, signal and lighting upgrades, new signage as well as other incidental construction. Work is anticipated to be completed by early 2024.

  • Daytime southbound lane closures weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and daytime northbound lane closures weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for road work.

U.S. 17 (S.R. 15) from Water Oak Lane to Eagle Harbor Parkway (Fleming Island) - This FDOT resurfacing and intersection improvement project includes median installation from Water Oak Lane to Village Square Parkway; adding a second travel lane for through traffic on Bald Eagle Road westbound to C.R. 220; adding a median island and two right turn slip lanes from U.S. 17 southbound to C.R. 220 westbound and installing sidewalk and crosswalk improvements; widening and adding second left turn lane from U.S. 17 northbound to East-West Parkway westbound and installing crosswalk and pedestrian signage improvements; widening and extending left and right turn lanes on U.S. 17 southbound at Eagle Harbor Parkway and adding a fourth travel lane for through traffic on U.S. 17 southbound. Current activities include daytime pipe replacement, and nighttime work to widen the turn lanes and areas where embankment will be placed. Paving work will begin once overnight ambient air temperatures meet the minimum requirements per FDOT specifications. All work is estimated to be completed by November 2024.

  • Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. for road work.

First Coast Expressway (FCE) Work FDOT

For more information on Clay County Road projects, please visit ourroad projects website.

First Coast Expressway north - State Road 23 from State Road 21 to north of State Road 16 (Middleburg) - Construct 10.5 miles of new multi-lane, limited-access toll road with drainage system, stormwater ponds, traffic signals, lighting, signage, guardrails, three tolling facilities, 26 new bridges, noise walls, and retaining walls. Construction began in March 2019 and is expected to be completed in spring 2025.

  • Blanding Boulevard at State Road 23 - Daytime southbound lane closures Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for materials delivery. Continuous off-ramp closures from Tuesday at 11 p.m. through June 30 for road work.
  • County Road 220 just west of Baxley Road (Middleburg)- Daytime lane closures with flaggers Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for road work.

First Coast Expressway south -State Road 23 from north of S.R. 16 to east of C.R. 209 (Green Cove Springs) - Construct 9.7 miles of new multi-lane, limited-access, toll road with drainage system, stormwater ponds, traffic signals, lighting, signage, guardrails, 15 new bridges, and two tolling facilities. Construction began in April 2019 and is expected to be completed in spring 2025.

  • County Road 15A south of Green Cove Springs- Daytime lane closures weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and nighttime lane closures weeknights from 6 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. for overpass work.
  • County Road 209 from U.S. 17 to Bayard Road (Virginia Village) - Daytime lane closures weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and nighttime lane closures weeknights from 6 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. for road work.
  • Springbank Road just south of State Road 16 - Daytime lane closures with flaggers weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and nighttime lane closures weeknights from 6 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. for road work.
  • State Road 16 west of Green Cove Springs - Daytime lane closures weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and nighttime lane closures weeknights from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. for overpass work.
  • US 17 South of Green Cove Springs - Daytime lane closures weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and nighttime lane closures weeknights from 6 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. for road work.

First Coast Expressway New St. Johns River Bridge (Green Cove Springs) - Work is underway on the third and final segment of the FCE which includes a new four-lane bridge over the St. Johns River just south of where the Shands Bridge currently stands. The vertical clearance height of the new bridge will be 65 feet from the water line, compared to the existing 45 feet of clearance. The $595 million project starts in 2023 with expected completion in 2031.


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