Category Archives: Roadways

San Marco Traffic Calming- Part Three

As I noted in the “Part Two” article, the issue of speeding traffic on our neighborhood streets remains a major topic of concern. I have recently been contacted by the River Oaks Road neighbors east of Hendricks looking for additional … Continue reading

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Quiet Zones- silencing the train horns

Over the last several years, I have researched the options regarding Quiet Zones and directional horns on several occasions. It is a recurring request from constituents and the federal policies seem to be a bit of a moving target. Recently, … Continue reading

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San Marco Traffic Calming- Part Two

The demand to reduce cut-through traffic, and speeding, on neighborhood residential streets in San Marco and elsewhere in the District contuse to be a hot topic. Over a year ago, I held a second community meeting for the Alexandria Oaks … Continue reading

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Do you know our Pedestrian Laws?

Where is it legal to cross the street? When do you as a motorist have the obligation to yield to a pedestrian (who would be at fault in a crash)? What is a crosswalk and are they only at signals? … Continue reading

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The Quiz Answers

If you completed the quiz, I’m sure you discovered that it starts out easy and becomes more difficult as you move across the page. Rules of the road (and sidewalks and bike lanes are considered part of the road) are … Continue reading

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Old San Jose Stacking Lane helps to relieve morning back-ups

The new stacking lane on the northbound side of Old San Jose at the entrance to Hendricks Elementary opened in December and has proven to help relieve morning traffic back-ups on the roadway. The project is designed to allow parents … Continue reading

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Riverplace Boulevard “Road Diet”

The Riverplace Boulevard “Road Diet” is a project dating back several years and was an outgrowth of JTA’s public outreach meeting on their Southeast Bus Rapid Transit route. The bus route, which utilizes RIverplace Boulevard, initially contemplated a dedicated bus … Continue reading

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Hendricks Resurfacing- Cornell to San Marco Blvd.

I am sure you have the JEA project along Hendricks Avenue north of University Boulevard which has been ongoing for the last several months. That project was coordinated with an FDOT project to re-surface the roadway. Upon completion of the … Continue reading

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University Boulevard Crosswalk in Lakewood

For more than three years I have been trying to get a crosswalk installed near the Lakewood shopping center. The Lakewood Town Center Plan recommended this years ago along with other improvements along University. The Town Center Plan can be … Continue reading

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Overland Bridge

The Overland Bridge project is nearing completion of the construction Phase. FDOT currently estimate a spring 2018 completion date. There are some amazing photos of the progress on the project website: http://www.i95overlandbridge.com/photos.shtml The landscape phase of the project is currently … Continue reading

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What Happened to the medians on San Marco Boulevard?

Just last summer it looked like this. I have received numerous calls and emails about the medians between San Marco Square and LaSalle. What happened to the lush green eco-turf called peanut sod? It should look like this, but appears … Continue reading

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Old San Jose Stacking Lane

The contract to add the northbound stacking lane on Old San Jose near Hendricks Elementary has been executed but construction is on hold until the end of the school year. Because the location is congested, I agreed with Public Works … Continue reading

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