Major Road Construction Gearing up in Madison County

By: Garin Flowers Email
By: Garin Flowers Email

Don't be surprised if you see those hard hats and signs telling you to slow down.

The Florida Department of Transportation has plans to rework a couple major roads in Madison county.

"The main thing is if the public can be aware," said Lonnie Thigpen, coordinator for The Madison County Road and Bridge Department.

The Madison County Road and Bridge Department isn't working with the FDOT on these projects, but we went to them to find out how it all works.

"It extends the life of the road. If it gets real rough or gets cracked up real bad, it has what they call the alligator cracks. You can resurface that road and try to bring it back up to as much of a new road as possible," Thigpen said.

The improvements start June 3rd.

The FDOT will be resurfacing roadways from state road 14 to state road 53 near I-10.

The Florida Highway Patrol will enforce a 60 mile per hour speed limit and the 258 exit at times will be closed.

Ramp closures will run Monday through Thursday between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Resurfacing work will also be done on six miles of U.S. 90 in Madison County from the Jefferson County line to U.S 221 in Greenville.

"Just be a little patient and we try to get people through as fast as possible, but keep them and our workers as safe as possible at the same time," Thigpen added.

Both projects are expected to be finished within five months.

From the Florida Department of Transportation:

For additional information regarding this project or other FDOT projects around Northeast Florida, visit www.nflroads.com or call 800-475-0044.

The public can also follow this project and other projects in Northeast Florida by following the FDOT on Twitter @MyFDOT_NEFL


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