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St. Johns Heritage Parkway Progress Update
Work is ongoing on the new 1.67-mile section of the St. Johns Heritage Parkway connecting Babcock Street to the southern I-95 interchange. Last week, the City’s contractor, Community Asphalt, laid over 1,600 tons of asphalt paving on the Parkway’s westbound travel lanes. Crews also completed paving on all the westbound turn lanes and driveways, accounting for a further 430 tons of asphalt. In total, crews laid 0.95 miles of asphalt on the westbound side of the Parkway last week.
Rocking for the eastbound lanes of the Parkway continues with the final lift of base rock in preparation for primer and upcoming paving. Crews will continue rocking and pre-paving operations for the 500-foot segment of the St. Johns Heritage Parkway leading up to the connection point at Babcock Street. Similar pre-paving operations are also taking place at the 2,000-foot interchange tie-in point of the Parkway in both eastbound and westbound directions. Concrete sidewalk construction on the south side of the St. Johns Heritage Parkway has been completed, while sodding of the medians, embankments, and areas surrounding the sidewalk continues.
St. Johns River Water Management District and Brevard County permits are expected this week, allowing for the installation of the temporary span-wire traffic signal at the Babcock Street intersection. As paving progresses, the project will transition into the final phase focusing on road striping and landscaping, completing the connection to Babcock Street, bringing the temporary traffic signal online, and coordinating the interchange ramp opening with the Florida Department of Transportation. Much of the work associated with the project’s final steps will happen simultaneously. The project is anticipated to be completed within the coming weeks.
Additional updates will be released as construction on the St. John's Heritage Parkway nears final completion. Project updates and timelines can be found at www.pbfl.org/parkway.