Public Works Announcements
A contractor working for Florida Power and Light bores under the sidewalk on St. Johns Avenue in Palatka to run electrical wiring for new streetlights.
Thursday, June 29, 2023
St. Johns Avenue Streetlights –
As part of Florida Power and Light’s project to replace the streetlights on St. Johns Avenue in Palatka, a contractor working for FP&L will be boring between 5th and 7th Street on St. Johns to install electrical wiring for the new lights. The work will continue thru the end of the month but will not take place on July 3rd and 4th because of the Independence Day holiday.
The old streetlights lining the road will be removed and replaced with new 18-foot 6-inch poles with two lights on top. The whole project is scheduled to be finished by August.
Although the work will cause some traffic and parking disruptions, every effort will be made to keep them to a minimum, and no road closures are planned.
The installation of the lights is part of a larger multimillion-dollar project to make improvements to St. Johns Avenue in downtown Palatka that includes new landscaping, sidewalks, curbs, intersections and benches.
Mosley Avenue Waterlines –
Because of the City of Palatka’s continuing project to replace The City’s potable waterlines, sections of Moseley Avenue from St. Johns to Crill Avenue, will experience temporary closures throughout the first two weeks of July.
The project addresses the aging water lines in the Palatka Heights neighborhood, ensuring the continuation of providing high-quality water to the community. The City has already completed 15.3 miles of waterline in this phase of the project. An additional 5.3 miles of line has been contracted, with 8 miles scheduled. The total project includes replacing more than 60 miles of waterlines citywide, representing a multi-million dollar investment in the city's infrastructure.
To stay informed and access further details regarding this important project, visit Palatka-fl.gov. or call City Hall at (386) 329-0100.
The City of Palatka appreciates the community's patience and cooperation during these temporary road closures. The waterline replacement project represents a significant step towards enhancing the city's water infrastructure and ensuring a sustainable future for all residents.
Media Contact: Peter Willott, Public Information Officer (386) 213-2678