Presentation on theme: "US 98 / CR 30A beautification and Safety improvements"— Presentation transcript:
1 US 98 / CR 30A beautification and Safety improvements East Corridor ProjectUS 98 / CR 30A beautification and Safety improvements
2 Goal and ScopeThe goal of our committee is to create a safe and beautiful infrastructure made up of intertwined residential and commercial elements with lighted pedestrian walkways, bicycle paths and an awe-inspiring landscape. This will be the “Gateway” to South Walton County and a model for our community and many other communities in Northwest Florida.The following items are the top priorities of our committee:SafetyBeautificationMaximization of the multi-modal aspect of the roadwaysGeographic Scope of the projectUS 98 from Watersound Parkway to the Walton-Bay County LineCR 30A from Rosemary Beach East to US 98
3 Project Elements Reduction of Speed Limit on US 98 Median and ROW Landscaping and LightingInter-connected and Safe Pedestrian-friendly SidewalksInter-connected and Safe Bike PathsSafe Pedestrian and Cyclist-friendly Access Crossing US 98Undergrounding of UtilitiesAesthetic Improvement of Existing Developments
4 Need for the Project Development Est. # Units Status Watersound Origins5,000+ homesOver the Next 10 yearsWest Shore Place40 homesCurrently SellingWaterview37 homesCommunities along E CR 30AN/APent Up Demand30Avenue (3 Phases)42October March 2015Crossings at Inlet Beach10October 2014Inn at the Gulf682014 / 2015Donut Hole1Opened 3/2014**Pedestrian crossing 98 struck by vehicle 5/31/14
7 Plant Materials Eastern Section Sand Live OakRussian SageSabal PalmTree Form LigustrumMuhly GrassMedjool PalmDwarf YauponSaw PalmettoCrepe MyrtlePindo PalmImperial Blue Plumbago
8 Plant Materials Western Section Saw CordgrassSand Live OakSaw PalmettoMuhly GrassBermuda Turf Grass (all sections)
9 Multi-use Path Design Example - Buffer from Roadway Example – Multiple UsesExample - Instructional Signage* Our current proposed design calls for a 10-foot wide path with a wider section for pedestrians than for cyclists on both sides of the roadway. Paths shown here are examples and may or may not depict those characteristics.
11 Project Status and Funding Needs Awaiting FDOT response to request to reduce speed limit on US 98FDOT comments on landscape design and path location due 6/16/14Cost to light multi-use paths TBD based on FDOT commentsEstimate from Gulf Power on cost to underground utilities due 6/30/14Aesthetic improvement of existing developments currently underwayPedestrian bridge design to be submitted to FDOT 6/13/14 for commentsCurrent cost estimates:Plantings $ ,000Irrigation $ ,000 (Will decrease if borings exist and St. Joe can provide reclaimed water)Multi-use Paths $ ???,???Landscape Lighting $ ??,???Pedestrian Bridge $ 1,450,000Total $ ?,???,???