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Construction begins on Nassau County pedestrian path

10:27 AM, Oct 15, 2012   |    comments
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NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. -- Construction started Monday on a six-mile-long path for both pedestrians and bicyclists. The path runs next to State Road A1A in Nassau County.

The paved path will run from the north end of the Nassau Sound Bridge to Peters Point Park adjacent to Fletcher Avenue.

The path will be ten-feet wide and will be mostly next to SR A1A's northbound lanes.

The path is being built to keep motor vehicles away from bicyclists and pedestrians.

The path will cross SR A1A four times to prevent any issues with already existing landscaping, utilities and to stay within state owned property.

The construction project is projected to cost $2.3 million with lighting, drainage, signing, traffic signals and other highway improvements.

FDOT said the path should be ready for use by next spring. The contract lists 120 days as the specified construction time and allows the FDOT to grant more time due to holidays, weather and unforeseen field conditions.

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