FDOT installs new stoplight, pedestrian crosswalks near library


Library patrons should have an easier time accessing the Ponte Vedra Beach branch thanks to new traffic improvements underway on State Route A1A, state officials say.

A new left-turn stoplight and pedestrian crosswalks were being installed last week at the intersection of A1A North and Library Boulevard. The $260,000 project through the state’s Traffic Operations Program was expected to be completed sometime this week, and includes the installation of car detection cameras.

“The cameras are not there for ticket enforcement,” stressed Debbie Delgado of the Florida Department of Transportation. “They’re there just to detect when a car approaches in order to trigger the light.”

In addition to the traffic signal improvements, FDOT has been implementing nighttime moving lane closures from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Monday through Friday on A1A between the Duval County line and Sawgrass Drive West in order to make raised pavement marking replacements.