Category Archives: Roadways

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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Pine Forest Curb and Gutter/Park

As I wrote in August, the funding from a Community Development Block Grant for curb and gutter improvements in Pine Forest was re-allocated to sidewalks, crosswalks and park improvements since the funds were insufficient to construct complete curb/gutter and sidewalk … Continue reading

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Kings Avenue Crosswalk

If you have had the opportunity to visit The Bearded Pig, a popular barbeque restaurant on Kings Avenue, you have probably parked in the JTA parking lot adjacent to Kings Avenue Parking Garage. The owners have been seeking to have … Continue reading

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University Boulevard Crosswalk

You may recall that some time ago I reached out to FDOT regarding the installation of a pedestrian crosswalk across University Boulevard near Lakewood Shopping Center and Crabtree Park. There are apartments on one side of University and a park … Continue reading

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Old San Jose Stacking Lane Update

The proposed stacking lane along Old San Jose northbound as you approach Hendricks Elementary has been designed and funding for construction is in this year’s proposed capital budget. The project is designed to relieve northbound traffic congestion and back-ups during … Continue reading

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Brierwood Underdrain Update

The project to replace the underdrain and repair sidewalks along Brierwood Road is moving forward on schedule. The Notice to Proceed was issued to the Contractor on July 22nd. Construction is expected to be complete in 60 to 90 days, … Continue reading

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Pine Forest Curb and Gutter Project Modified and Reallocated

During the spring, I held a community meeting in Pine Forest to discuss the proposed curb and gutter project I wrote about in March. At that meeting, I learned that the actual design presented by the Public Works Department was … Continue reading

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Riverfront Park /River Road Update

This week, the traffic pattern in front of Riverfront Park was changed. Only one-way northbound traffic will be allowed on the street. Between dramatic increases in cut-through rush hour traffic, on-street parking, and increased activity in the Park, as well … Continue reading

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Riverplace Boulevard Roadway Improvements

The Downtown Investment Authority initiated a project in 2014 geared toward enhancing bicycle and pedestrian use, parking, Riverwalk access, and overall street level retail viability for RIverplace Boulevard between the Main Street Bridge and Hendricks. The conceptual design was approved … Continue reading

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Pine Forest Curb and Gutter

Legislation is currently making its way through City Council that would appropriate over $400,000 of federal Community Development Block Grant funds for curb and gutter roadway improvements in the southern portion of the Pine forest community. Former City Councilman Warren … Continue reading

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Riverplace Blvd Road Improvement

A public meeting was held in December to continue the discussion about bicycle and pedestrian improvements on Riverplace Blvd.  Several conceptual design alternatives were presented based on public comment from earlier in the year. I am excited to see these … Continue reading

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