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St. Johns Avenue Improvement Projects


The City of Palatka and Putnam County has several ongoing projects to enhance St. Johns Avenue, a crucial thoroughfare running through the City’s downtown district.  

From 4th Street to Railroad Tracks:

1. New Lighting Infrastructure: Florida Power and Light has an ongoing project to replace the aging streetlights along St. Johns Avenue, which have been in service for three decades. The plan involves swapping out the existing lights with 118 historically accurate and energy-efficient LED streetlights. Alongside this, the project will modernize the underground wiring and infrastructure. The old streetlights will be removed and replaced with new 18-foot 6-inch poles featuring two lights on top. (Status: Ongoing)

2. Streetscape: The City is actively addressing various aspects of St. Johns Avenue, including improving curbs, sidewalks, landscaping, irrigation, and amenities. The allocated budget for this project is $2,400,000, with design adjustments currently underway. Community outreach is in the planning stages, and while funding is secured, the commencement date awaits announcement, pending community engagement. (Status: Awaiting community outreach)

3. Resurfacing from 4th Street to Railroad Tracks: The planning phase is underway to resurface the stretch of St. Johns Avenue from 11th Street to the Riverfront area. (Status: Planning)

4. Road Tapering: Palatka Public Works is in the planning stages for tapering the street to ensure smoother transitions for road users. The work will smooth out the depressions and dips in the road before the resurfacing project begins. (Status: Planning)

5. Sidewalks on South 7th and 8th Streets: Although related to the St. Johns Avenue enhancements, this project includes replacing the sidewalks on South 7th and 8th Streets. It includes additional parking to align with current codes and enhance pedestrian safety and ADA compliance. Estimated cost: $150,000. The project is currently in the phase of gathering quotes from contractors, with community outreach planning in progress. The anticipated start date is expected to October or November, and the project is estimated to take four weeks.

6. From 11th Street to Moseley Avenue:

Potable Water Lines: There are plans to replace water lines along the section of St. Johns Avenue from 11th Street to Moseley Avenue. Currently, the project is in the advertising phase, and construction is slated to take place from January to March. Funding for this endeavor is secured through the Rural Infrastructure Fund. (Status: Currently advertised)

Additional County-led Projects: Railroad Tracks to Palm Ave.

St. Johns Ave. Reconstruction Railroad Tracks to Moseley Avenue: This project is spearheaded by Putnam County in collaboration with the Florida Department of Transportation. The projected start date is late November. 

St. Johns Avenue Resurfacing Moseley Avenue o Palm Avenue: Another project led by Putnam County in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation. The projected start date is also late November. 

If you have any questions, please call Public Works at (386) 329-0700 or City Hall at (386) 329-0100


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