FDOT District 2, SR 5/US 1/Philips Highway at Reba Avenue, Duval County, FL

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Protean Design Group is currently providing evaluation and associated design services for the intersection of SR 5/US 1/Philips Highway at Reba Avenue. This project also included signing and pavement markings, minor pavement additions, and median ditch re-grading. SR 5 is a four-lane divided urban road with a dedicated bicycle lane and sidewalk in each direction. The T-intersection also intersected with a business, whose wide driveway was at the end of the intersection. The Protean team performed traffic data collection that included eight turning movement counts and 24-hour approach counts, as well as queue length analysis for left turn lanes.

A public hearing was held to present the proposed project improvements to the public, in which a comment was received from the public relating to the location of the proposed pedestrian crossings at Reba Avenue and Putnam Avenue, with concerns that these locations may not be the most desirable location for pedestrian users. It was noted that there is heavy pedestrian traffic that currently crossed SR 5 at the unsignalized/unmarked location near Clinton Road. Protean performed an assessment to determine if a midblock crossing was warranted at/near Clinton Road and SR 5.

Protean performed an assessment to determine if a midblock crossing was warranted

During the project, Central Office and FDOT District 2 changed the project to become an Intersection Control Evaluation (ICE) Pilot Project. Through Protean’s midblock crossing analysis, it was determined that a modified partial restricted crossing U-turn (RCUT) is the best option to implement along SR 5 at Putnam Avenue and Reba Avenue.

Milling and resurfacing, pavement widening, median modifications, drainage/ditch modifications, extensive signing and pavement markings, signalization, lighting, and signal interconnection are additional tasks associated with this project.

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