The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is hosting a public meeting to gather feedback from the community for the Hart Expressway landscaping project which includes three interchanges at Atlantic Boulevard, Alternate U.S. 1, and University Boulevard.
The public meeting will be held Thursday, December 6, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Northeast Florida Safety Council (1725 Art Museum Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207).
Those interested can drop by anytime between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to learn more about the landscaping project and provide feedback to project staff. The landscaping design team will be available to answer questions and discuss
the landscaping improvements proposed for the area. This is an informal meeting and no presentation is scheduled. To provide comments electronically, send your email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Friday, December 20, 2018.
The estimated $1 million landscaping project will focus on the interchanges and have a naturalistic approach utilizing hardwoods and pine trees and includes irrigation and other incidental work relating to the overall aesthetics of the
1.6-mile Hart Expressway corridor. The project is currently in its conceptual design phase, with construction not expected to start until summer 2020. The project is expected to take approximately four months, weather and unforeseen delays permitting.
The landscaping project has been developed as a concept in conjunction with District Two’s FDOTree program, a new initiative created to educate the public about the Florida Department of Transportation’s Northeast Florida landscaping programs.