Motorist alert: 4 new Clay County road projects announced

Zoey Fields

Four new road projects launch this week in Clay County with three expecting to take up to 60 days for completion, weather permitting. Resurfacing projects, stormwater system maintenance and sidewalk repairs are on the agenda for summer roadwork.

Motorists can anticipate daytime, single-lane closures with flaggers on Kingsley Lake Drive (County Road 16A) from State Road 16 to State Road 16 for a sidewalk replacement project. Crews will be removing and entirely replacing the existing sidewalk on the south side of Kingsley Lake Drive. Work is expected to take up to 60 days to complete, weather and supply availability permitting.

New sidewalk is also being paved along Town Center Boulevard from Thunderbolt Road to Calming Waters Drive. Lane closures are expected to begin in the next two weeks as crews prepare to install 1,000 new feet of sidewalk on the northbound side of Town Center Boulevard. The project will take up to 60 days, tentative to weather and supply availability, County Public Information Officer Annaleasa Winter said.

In addition to the sidewalk projects, there will be daytime, single-lane closures with flaggers on North Ridge Drive near the cul-de-sac for a county drainage improvement project. This project will also include repaving and the installation of curbs and gutters. Work is expected to take up to 60 days to complete, weather and supply availability permitting.

Crews will also be working on Pine Ridge Parkway, Camp Ridge Lane and Creek Bluff Lane for a county drainage improvement project. Drivers can expect daytime, single-lane closures with flaggers as workers clean and record videos of the underground stormwater pond and system in the area. Work is anticipated to take two weeks to complete.

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Four new projects in Clay County are underway with several taking 60 days to finish.Clay County Government

Ongoing County Projects

Aquarius Concourse Underdrain/ Utility Relocation Project - Anticipate daytime, single-lane closures on Aquarius Concourse from Blairmore Boulevard West to Auriga Drive for a combined CCUA utility relocation and county road and drainage improvement project. The project includes removing the existing water main and installing larger modern water pipes with new valves, fire hydrants, and water service connections to provide better service to the neighborhood. Clay County will also be making stormwater system improvements, replacing concrete sidewalks, driveways, curbs, and gutters, and repaving the roadway. All work is estimated to take 12 months to complete.

Pine Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Replacement – Superior Construction is replacing two pedestrian bridges on Pine Avenue and one pedestrian bridge on Bald Eagle Road. Anticipate temporary road closures on Pine Avenue and Bald Eagle Road as heavy equipment is moved into place. This project will include the installation of new pedestrian bridges, new sidewalks, and roadway striping. Pedestrian detours and bypasses will be in place for the duration of the work. Work is expected to be complete by fall 2022.

Shands Boat Ramp - The Shands boat ramp, bulkhead, and parking area will be closed from June 16 to Sept. 16, 2022, as contractors remove the remaining piles and timbers of the damaged Shands Fishing Pier deck structure. Work is estimated to take three months to complete. The parking area, bulkhead, and boat ramp will be temporarily closed during the demolition work.

Village Square Parkway – Anticipate daytime, single-lane closures at the 2200 block of Village Square Parkway continuing the week of June 6 for storm system and utility work in the right of way for the new Baptist Hospital main entrance and the current outpatient entrance. Traffic will be restricted to one eastbound lane and sidewalk access will be restricted for the duration of the work

View all county and state-funded Clay County road projects here: https://www.claycountygov.com/home/showdocument?id=7800&t=637622851241784120

View a list of Clay County road resurfacing projects here: https://www.claycountygov.com/government/engineering-public-works/road-projects/resurfacing

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