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FDOT Provides Baymeadows Rd Landscaping Improvements

Jacksonville, FL (July 23, 2019) -- FDOT began work this August to improve and installing landscaping and irrigation along Baymeadows Road from Prominence Parkway to Deerwood Crossings Drive.

The improvement project was announced in a press release on July 23rd. It reads:

“The project includes the planting of Boardwalk Live Oak trees, Muskogee Crape Myrtle trees and Perennial Peanut ground-cover along the Baymeadows Road median. The project will also include the installation of an irrigation system for the new plantings. 

Traffic will be maintained in accordance with FDOT design standards throughout the project. Drivers can expect periodic single lane closures during off-peak driving hours. Lane closures are restricted from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday. 

Oasis Landscaping Services Inc. is expected to complete this $567,000 improvement project in late fall 2019, weather and unforeseen circumstances permitting.”

In addition to FDOT’s project, Councilman Becton has been working on City of Jacksonville landscaping initiatives to enhance the scenery in other areas of District 11. This past year, CM Becton spearheaded projects with the COJ’s Landscaping Division on cleaning up and improving the medians and landscaping off Baymeadows Road East near I-295. CM Becton and the Chief of Landscaping Dave McDaniel and his staff has had several field trips to this area to plan the landscaping for multiple right of ways and medians. CM Becton has also been working with the city on areas including Baymeadows Road (North of the FDOT Plantings), Gate Parkway and Point Meadows Drive.

“The City of Jacksonville has over $20 million dollars in a tree fund in which all Council members are working to utilize,” said Councilman Becton. “The fund can only be used for trees and not smaller landscaping, plus it is actually challenging to find space to plant trees around the city because of so many guidelines and regulations. For State Roads, they prohibit plantings where you might want them and depending on the speed of travel on those roads, the rules become even more stringent. Unfortunately, many of the roads within District 11 are state roads.

You can read more information about the Baymeadows Landscaping projects and the rest of FDOT’s projects planned for North East Florida region, on FDOT’s District 2 website

 

Click Here to View FDOT’S Press Release

Click Here to for more information on FDOT’s current projects.

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By Tiziana Onstead, District 11 Executive Council Assistant