The Madison County Board of County Commissioners met on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the Courthouse Annex Building for their regular bi-monthly meeting. Jordan Green, Rural Area Transportation Development Engineer for the Florida Department of Transportation was on hand to discuss the tentative five year plan which is slated to begin in the 2016 fiscal year.
A workshop will be held at DOT’s Lake City office on Tuesday, Dec. 9, from 2-6 p.m. A public hearing will be held in Jacksonville on Dec. 11. Green noted the 2016 fiscal year for DOT will begin July 1, 2015 and end June 30, 2016. If the projects go as planned, here’s a breakdown of improvements that are in the works for Madison County:
Three lighting projects on I-10 highlights the five year plan that is projected to be completed by 2020, which also includes road surfacing for portions of I-10 and Aucilla River bridge repairs. Approximately 11 miles of I-10 east of the Jefferson County line will be resurfaced, which will cost approximately $3-4,000,000. A project to provide lighting at the I-10 and State Road 255 interchange will begin in 2016 and will stretch over the five-year plan, with an estimated cost of about $950,000. Aucilla River bridges will receive a facelift over the five-year period at an estimated cost of $5,072,000 in 2018; $166,000 in 2019; and $170,000 in 2020. Lighting at the US 221 interchange is set to begin in 2017 and will stem over the next four years with an estimated cost of $956,000. Lighting improvements at the Madison/Perry exit will be one of the final projects completed in the plan. Approximately $944,000 will be funded by DOT in 2019 and $12,000 in 2020.
The intersection of State Road 6 and County Road 25.5 will be on the list of intersection improvements to be completed in the five year plan. The intersection of US 90 and and State Road 53 North (Washington St.) will also receive a facelift, with $2,000 budgeted for 2016 and the same in 2017. A total of 14 miles will be resurfaced on US 90 from the US 90 and I-10 interchange to the Suwannee County line. The project will cost approximately $4-5,000,000 with the resurfacing being done in this current fiscal year. Over 12 miles of road will be resurfaced on US 221 from the Taylor County line to US 90. Funds for that project include $8,160,000 in 2017; $149,000 in 2018; and $153,000 in 2019.
Resurfacing is slated to take place in 2016 and will extend for approximately 6.7 miles from the Lafayette County line on County Road 53 South to Midway Estates Street. The project cost is estimated at $1,540,000. In 2018, the plan includes resurfacing County Road 150 from the intersection of US 19 to Seven Bridges Road, which stems approximately 9.3 miles. The project is estimated to cost $1,860,000. The county is projected to receive $1,301,000 for signing and pavement markings in the 2016 fiscal year.
Highways Off State And Federal Systems
About 3.5 miles on County Road 360A from State Road 14 to US 90 will be resurfaced, estimated at $770,000 in 2016. Rocky Springs Church Road will also be resurfaced in 2017. The project is estimated at $683,000. Sundown Creek Bridge on County Road 158 will be repaired/rehabilitated in 2016 will cost approximately $2,110,000. Northeast Hickory Grove Road (4 miles) will undergo construction in 2017 and is projected to cost $1,400,000. In 2018, SE Donaldson Road is slated for construction in 2018. The 3.2 miles of work is projected to cost $1,292,000.