Motorist Alert: New Clay County road projects announced, work continues on County Road 220

Zoey Fields

Clay County roadwork crews are meeting with contractors the week of Jan. 23 to prepare for construction that will begin within the next few weeks along Botany Street (Doctors Inlet) in Middleburg.

The project is to replace the stormwater drainage system on Botany Street just west of Dalby Court, Clay County Public Information Officer Annaleasa Winter said. Work is expected to take up to 90 days to complete.
Roadwork updates are given at the start of each work week.Photo byFlorida Department of Transportation

There will be no lane closures, but flaggers will be present.

Additionally, stormwater system upgrades are anticipated to begin the first week in March on Henley Road in Keystone Heights at the stormwater pond approximately 1,100 feet north of Orchard Walk Lane.

This project involves upgrades to the concrete storm structure and drainage pipes located on the east side of Henley Road.

Both northbound lanes of Henley Road will be closed for construction from just south of Orchard Walk Lane to approximately 1,000 feet north of the construction site, Winter said. The two existing southbound lanes on Henley Road will be temporarily shifted to one northbound and one southbound lane for the entire project.

During construction, the entranceway to Orchard Walk Lane will be closed to traffic and all in and out traffic will be detoured to the south entrance at Plantation Ridge, Winter said. The northbound sidewalk on Henley Road will be diverted but will remain open.

Work is anticipated to take up to three months to complete and will include milling and resurfacing.

Ongoing County Projects

Anabelle Island Subdivision (Green Cove Springs/Lake Asbury) - Anticipate daytime single-lane closures on weekdays on County Road 209 and on Sandridge Road near the Anabelle Island subdivision continuing the week of Jan. 23 for asphalt paving and utility work.

Work will take approximately two more weeks to complete.

Aquarius Concourse (Orange Park)- Daytime, single-lane closures on Aquarius Concourse from Blairmore Boulevard West to Auriga Drive for a combined Clay County Utility Authority utility relocation and county road and drainage improvement project.

Work is expected to take 12 months to complete

Camp Ridge Lane (Middleburg)- Crews are continuing repairs to the drainage structures in the 1300 block of Camp Ridge Lane. This project includes replacing the curb inlets and drainpipes from the intersection of Pine Ridge Parkway and moving them to the south 300 feet on Camp Ridge Lane to improve drainage and prevent flooding, Winter said.

Due to the depth and complexity of this project, the completion date is yet to be determined, she said.

CSX Railroad Maintenance Project (Orange Park, Fleming Island and Green Cove Springs)- CSX is conducting railroad track maintenance work which will involve the closure of several railroad crossings along US 17 and Doctors Lake Drive.

Crossings will be closed anywhere from two to five days, depending on the type of maintenance they are set to receive, Winter said.

Crossings with one-way in and out will be accessible within a 24-hour period. First responders have plans in place to address emergency response at one-way in/out crossings. Work is anticipated to be complete by Jan. 27, Winter said.

Affected crossings are listed from north to south with the approximate closure dates. These dates are highly subject to change with or without notice simply due to many of the unforeseen circumstances that can occur in the field once the work begins, she said.

  • Allen Lane – Jan. 25
  • Woodland Drive – Jan. 25
  • Greenridge Road – Jan. 25
  • Lakeside Villa Road – Jan. 24
  • Shenandoah Drive – Jan. 24
  • Forrest Drive S. – Jan. 24
  • Parkside Avenue – Jan. 24
  • Peoria Road – Jan. 24
  • Pine Road/ Oak Road – Jan. 24
  • Shedd Road – Jan. 23

County Road 209 (Lake Asbury)- Crews are continuing work on County Road 209 as part of the Bonded Transportation Program. Anticipate daytime lane closures from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on County Road 209 from Peters Creek to U.S. 17 through Friday, Jan. 27, for utility location work.

County Road 220 (Doctors Inlet) - The eastbound lane on County Road 220 over the Little Black Creek Bridge will be intermittently closed for repairs continuing the week of Jan. 23.

The work is to repair a guardrail that was damaged from a motor vehicle accident and will take an extended period of time due to the limited availability of supplies and materials, Winter said.

“Please avoid the area if you can and have patience if your route takes you through this section of County Road 220,” she said.

The posted speed limit has been reduced to 35 mph in this area.

Sandridge Road – Crews are continuing work on Sandridge Road as part of the Bonded Transportation Program. Drivers should anticipate single-lane closures from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for gas pipeline installation and utility relocation work on the north side of Sandridge Road from Henley Road to Russell Road (County Road 209).

“This will be an ongoing project over the next several months,” Winter said. “Please be patient while driving in the area, go slowly, and pay attention to the flag crews.”

Scorpio Lane (Orange Park) – Anticipate a daytime road closure on Scorpio Lane between Blairmore Boulevard West and Aquarius Concourse on weekdays through Thursday, Feb. 16, for drainage improvements and asphalt milling and resurfacing work.

Local traffic only will be allowed during the daytime road closure, Winter said.

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