Speed cushion and wayfinding sign installed
This week, the city’s Public Works Department installed a speed cushion on Anastasia Park Dr. in response to residents’ concern over speeding cars on the street. In 2017, during a series of neighborhood walks, Lighthouse Park residents met with Reuben Franklin, the city’s Mobility Program Manager, and shared concerns such as increased boat trailer traffic, cut-through traffic, and in particular speeding cars on Anastasia Park Dr.
After a traffic study was conducted, it was determined that the installation of a speed cushion could help reduce the speed at which cars are traveling on the road.
In August, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) installed a wayfinding sign on Anastasia Blvd. (A1A) near White St. directing south-bound drivers not to turn left there, but to continue on A1A to the intersection at Red Cox Rd., in order to reach the St. Augustine Lighthouse. This wayfinding sign is intended to deter drivers from entering the residential neighborhood at White St., and instead to access the Lighthouse at the main road entry.
“While it may seem insignificant, both the speed cushion and wayfinding solutions are significant improvements to managing traffic and mitigating non-resident vehicular activity in Lighthouse Park,” said Franklin. “These small victories add-up in the long run to making a difference in the quality of life for our residents, and that’s what is most important.”
Also, starting this Monday, September 10, parking on Magnolia Dr. between R.B. Hunt Elementary School and Dancy St. will be prohibited during drop-off and pick-up times, before and after school, to ensure proper use of the designated drop-off and pick-up lanes at the school. Prohibited parking will be enforced, Monday through Friday in the morning between the hours of 7:30am and 9:00am, and in the afternoon between the hours of 1:30pm and 3:30pm.
For information about this and other mobility programs and initiatives, visit the city’s Mobility website at www.CityStAugMobility.com. Contact the Mobility Office directly at 904.209.4211 or send an email to Mobility@CityStAug.com.