East Corridor Project - Crossings at Inlet Beach

Report
East Corridor Project
US 98 / CR 30A BEAUTIFICATION AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS
Goal and Scope
The goal of our committee is to create a safe and beautiful infrastructure made up of intertwined residential and
commercial elements with lighted pedestrian walkways, bicycle paths and an awe-inspiring landscape. This will be the
“Gateway” to South Walton County and a model for our community and many other communities in Northwest Florida.
The following items are the top priorities of our committee:
◦ Safety
◦ Beautification
◦ Maximization of the multi-modal aspect of the roadways
Geographic Scope of the project
◦ US 98 from Watersound Parkway to the Walton-Bay County Line
◦ CR 30A from Rosemary Beach East to US 98
Project Elements
o Reduction of Speed Limit on US 98
o Median and ROW Landscaping and Lighting
o Inter-connected and Safe Pedestrian-friendly Sidewalks
o Inter-connected and Safe Bike Paths
o Safe Pedestrian and Cyclist-friendly Access Crossing US 98
o Undergrounding of Utilities
o Aesthetic Improvement of Existing Developments
Need for the Project
Development
Est. #
Units
Watersound
Origins
5,000+
homes
Over the Next 10 years
West Shore
Place
40
homes
Currently Selling
Waterview
37
homes
Currently Selling
Communities
along E CR 30A
N/A
Pent Up Demand
30Avenue
(3 Phases)
42
October 2014 March 2015
Crossings at
Inlet Beach
10
October 2014
Inn at the Gulf
68
2014 / 2015
Donut Hole
1
Opened 3/2014*
Status
*Pedestrian crossing 98 struck by vehicle 5/31/14
Design 30A / 98 Intersection
Pedestrian
Bridge
Design Surrounding 30A / 98 Intersection
Plant Materials Eastern Section
Muhly Grass
Medjool Palm
Dwarf Yaupon
Russian Sage
Saw Palmetto
Sand Live Oak
Crepe Myrtle
Tree Form Ligustrum
Sabal Palm
Pindo Palm
Imperial Blue Plumbago
Plant Materials Western Section
Muhly Grass
Saw Palmetto
Saw Cordgrass
Bermuda Turf Grass
(all sections)
Sand Live Oak
Multi-use Path Design
Example - Buffer from Roadway
Example - Instructional Signage
Example – Multiple Uses
* Our current proposed design calls for a 10-foot wide path with a wider section for pedestrians than for cyclists on both sides of
the roadway. Paths shown here are examples and may or may not depict those characteristics.
Pedestrian/Cyclist Bridge at 30A/98
Project Status and Funding Needs
◦ Awaiting FDOT response to request to reduce speed limit on US 98
◦ FDOT comments on landscape design and path location due 6/16/14
◦ Cost to light multi-use paths TBD based on FDOT comments
◦ Estimate from Gulf Power on cost to underground utilities due 6/30/14
◦ Aesthetic improvement of existing developments currently underway
◦ Pedestrian bridge design to be submitted to FDOT 6/13/14 for comments
◦ Current cost estimates:
Plantings
$ 809,000
Irrigation
$ 350,000 (Will decrease if borings exist and St. Joe can provide reclaimed water)
Multi-use Paths
$ ???,???
Landscape Lighting
$
Pedestrian Bridge
$ 1,450,000
Total
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$ ?,???,???

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