Orange Park, FL

Motorist Alert: New road project, closures on Blanding Boulevard in Orange Park

Zoey Fields

Clay County road work crews will be paving at the intersection of Blanding Boulevard and Bear Run Boulevard the week of Aug. 7. There are nine additional projects ongoing.

New county projects:

Blanding Boulevard at Bear Run Boulevard (Orange Park) – On August 3, 9 and 10, crews will be paving at the intersection of Blanding Boulevard and Bear Run Boulevard, according to a county press release.

Drivers should anticipate a complete closure of the turn lane off westbound Blanding Boulevard from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on those days. Drivers will not be able to turn onto Bear Run Boulevard from Blanding Boulevard and neighborhood traffic will be rerouted to Oak Lane during the closure times.
NewsBreak's Clay County motorist alerts are given at the start of each work week.Photo byFlorida Department of Transportation

Ongoing county projects:

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.

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.

Work is anticipated to be completed in early 2025, the press release said.

College Drive (Doctors Inlet) – Anticipate daytime, single-lane closures on a portion of College Drive between the traffic signals at Old Jennings Road and County Road 220 for storm system upgrades.

This project is expected to take seven months to complete, the press release said.

County Road 218 (Middleburg) – Anticipate daytime, single-lane closures Mondays through Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on County Road 218 at the entrance of Shadowlawn Elementary School for traffic circle construction. This project is part of the First Coast Expressway connector road Cathedral Oak Parkway from County Road 218 to the First Coast Expressway. Drivers are asked to be patient, slow down and pay attention to flaggers and signage. Those with questions about this project can email

County Road 315 (Green Cove Springs) – Anticipate intermittent daytime, single-lane closures weekdays at the 3500 block of County Road 315 for the construction of a new turn lane for the new Spring Park Elementary School. Pavement markings and other repairs will continue the week of Aug. 7 with possible short-term lane closures.

Filmore Street (Orange Park) – Filmore Street is closed at the intersection of Moody Avenue for a cross-drain replacement project. Traffic is detoured via State Road 21 and Bolton Road.

Work is estimated to take up to 45 days to complete, the press release said.

Grove Park Lane and Grove Park Drive North (Orange Park) - Anticipate daytime, single-lane closures on Grove Park Lane and Grove Park Drive North from Grove Park Drive East to Grove Park Drive West for a drainage improvement project.

Sandridge Road, Bonded Transportation Program Project (Lake Asbury) - Work continues in phases from Eagle Haven Drive to Russell Baptist Church with minimal intermittent single-lane closures and occasional lane shifts, aiming to keep traffic flowing in both directions on Sandridge. The speed limit is 25 mph throughout the entire work zone and Clay County Sheriff’s Office is enforcing it, the press release said.

The latest updates on this project can be found on the Clay County newsroom webpage.

Town Center Boulevard (Fleming Island) – Anticipate intermittent lane closures for a drainage and intersection improvement project at Town Center Boulevard and County Road 220. The project includes paving, drainage, sodding, signalization, signs, and pavement markings.

Work is anticipated to be complete by the end of August, the press release said.

County projects starting soon:

Panda Avenue (Middleburg) - Anticipate a road closure and detour starting soon for a cross-drain replacement project at the Panda Avenue and Lion Street intersection.

Work is anticipated to take 60 days to complete, the press release said.

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 Dashboard for anticipated start dates and project updates. Sign up for the project newsletters.

This is original content from NewsBreak’s Creator Program. Join today to publish and share your own content.

Comments / 0

Published by

Accredited journalist with experience covering a wide range of stories consisting of breaking news, city and county government, crime and courts, feature stories and local interest. Twitter: @zoeyfields0

Jacksonville, FL

More from Zoey Fields

Comments / 0