Sherry-Seminole Multi-Use Path Project at-a-Glance
Construction of the Sherry Drive-Seminole Road multi-use path project, which will improve pedestrian and bicycle safety in the community, is now slated to begin in December 2018 or January 2019. This Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)-funded and Jacksonville Transportation Authority-administered project was scheduled to begin in late summer, but has been delayed because the bids came in over budget.
Commonly known as a “Safe Routes to School” project, the path will span the east side of Sherry Drive and Seminole Road from Ahern Street north to 17th Street. Children attending Atlantic Beach Elementary School will especially benefit from the 8-foot-wide concrete multi-use path.
In May 2016, the City Commission approved an agreement for the Jacksonville Transportation Authority to administer the project’s construction. With the project publicly vetted and engineered, the next step was for the City of Atlantic Beach and the FDOT to enter into a construction and maintenance agreement. That occurred in March 2018. Construction bids were then solicited and a contractor was selected in July 2018.
The path project’s construction – budgeted at $688,246 -- will be funded entirely by FDOT with no financial obligation on the part of the City of Atlantic Beach. Upon completion of the project, the City of Atlantic Beach will be responsible for the path’s maintenance.
The path will be constructed on public right-of-way -– not private property -– adjacent to the street. FDOT and the City of Atlantic Beach is working with homeowners who landscape and maintain rights-of-way in front of their homes.
For more information, call or email Public Works Director Scott Williams at (904) 247-5834 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or call or email Deputy City Manager Kevin Hogencamp at (904) 247-5804 or email@example.com.