NEWS IN BRIEF FOR ST. JOHNS COUNTY, ST. AUGUSTINE & SURROUNDING AREAS

Solomon Calhoun pool swim hours limited on July 15

 

The Solomon Calhoun Pool’s lap and family swim hours will be limited to noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday due to a youth swim meet. The pool will resume regularly scheduled swim hours on Sunday. For more information, call 209-0377.

Bridge of Lions 5K necessitates brief traffic interruptions

The Bridge of Lions 5K Run, set for Saturday starting at 7:30 a.m., will necessitate brief traffic interruptions along Avenida Menendez, the Bridge of Lions, and on streets throughout Davis Shores on the north side of Anastasia Boulevard.

Traffic along Avenida Menendez and the Bridge of Lions should return to normal by 8 a.m. and the entire race concluded by 9 a.m. To avoid delays, the city says the public may wish to use alternate routes during the race.

For more information, including a map and video of the race course, visit www.bridgeoflions5k.com.

Crescent Beach Bridge repairs to start mid-July

The Crescent Beach Bridge over the Matanzas River on State Road 206 will undergo repairs and rehabilitation starting in July, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.

According to a FDOT release, the $606,000 project is scheduled to begin in mid-July and be complete in spring 2018, weather or unforeseen circumstances permitting. KVK Contracting Inc. is the contractor.

The project includes spot painting the drawbridge’s structural steel and bearings and miscellaneous steel repairs.

Construction will occur seven days a week with southbound and northbound lane closures scheduled 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Flaggers will be in place to direct traffic around the closures. No lane closures are allowed on the two-way bridge during peak traffic hours or during holidays or special events.

Full bridge closures and detours are not anticipated at this time, however, it may occur in a later construction phase. Marine traffic may be restricted to a single drawbridge span opening and the United States Coast Guard will send out notification when these occur.

For information, go to nflroads.com or call 831-FDOT.

Limited access to Butler Boat Ramp

Butler Boat Ramp will offer limited access through Oct. 8 due to a dredging project that will improve navigability to the ramp for public use. Heavy equipment and construction crews will be on site, partially blocking access to a portion of the parking lot. Patrons are urged to exercise caution in the parking lot, on the boat ramp and in the water near the ramp. For information, call 209-0193.

Chlorine, ammonia levels to be tweaked

For a period of 60 days (from July 3), the city of St. Augustine will adjust the chlorine and ammonia levels in its water.

Periodic adjustments are necessary for pipeline maintenance and are a standard operating practice. During this adjustment period, city utility customers might notice a slight change in the taste of their water, but the quality of the water will not be affected.

For information, call 825-1044.

 

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