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Scenic 30A and 395 Intersection in Seagrove Beach

Discussion in 'All About SoWal' started by rdelong43065, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. justhavinfun

    justhavinfun Beach Fanatic

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    And it also seems they are placing a street light for the intersection on the southern side of 30A where there was beach access before..
     
  2. Lake View Too

    Lake View Too SoWal Insider

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    I know this will go over like a concrete balloon, but it seems regrettably necessary to vacate that access. It’s simply nuts to have tourists trying to walk to that spot, with all the chit going on.
     
  3. Lake View Too

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  4. Maystrong

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    I'm sure in the 15 pages of comments in this thread that someone has mentioned it, but I'm not ready through years/pages of comments......Why can they not make a pedestrian "bridge" over the road or under the road as they are doing at 30A and 98 on the east end? As narrow as the road is right there a pedestrian bridge over the road would seem to be a smaller, less costly option. Get the peds & bikes OFF the road at the intersection. But what do I know?
     
  5. Lake View Too

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    That has been my notion too. A pedestrian bridge could be designed to be quite graceful and beautiful. Like a gateway to 30-A.
     
  6. Jim Tucker

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    It would have to be 1/4 mile long to keep the slope low enough for tourists on bikes.
     
  7. Lake View Too

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    My concept would have the roadways lowered a few feet to mitigate the incline.
     
  8. Lake View Too

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    The roadways would simply dip a little as they approached the intersection. The pedestrian bridge would only need to be half as high.
     
  9. Jimmy T

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    Maybe have an upside-down dip and make the road go up over the bike path.
     
  10. Lake View Too

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    Not a bad idea. Bicyclers much shorter than 18 wheelers. I don't much like tunnels, but if it was more similar to an overpass, it could have plenty of natural light.
     
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  11. groveral

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    wow, what great guy. certain to be missed.
     
  12. kurt

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    Location of bike path aside, the traffic light has worked very well. It has alleviated the bottleneck for now, even during the busiest week of the year last week. As a side effect, for people headed to/through Seaside, It has shifted the wait from the east side of the intersection to the east side of Seaside.

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  13. Lake View Too

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    Yep. I agree, the intersection is vastly better. Now the pedestrian traffic at Seaside controls the traffic flow.
     
  14. rosemarydreamer

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    What would the nearest beach access be if staying off 395? Thanks for any reply.
     
  15. Truman

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    There is one right at the end of 395 which would be good for you if you are walking or riding a bike, otherwise parking will be limited most of the day. If you are driving (or biking) you might want to go east on 30a for a bit to San Juan Access, or one block further to Santa Clara Access which has more parking, lifeguard tower in season, and restrooms.
     
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    Will the beach access at the end of 395 remain open and not be affected by work on the intersection?
     
  17. Truman

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    The work is done for now but there was talk of closing that access.
     
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    To be presented at next BCC meeting 9/11/18


    Kimley-Horn conducted a safety review of County Road (C.R.) 395 in Walton County,
    on behalf of the South Walton Community Council, to support their review of the
    intersection improvements and signalizations plans, evaluate crash data, and identify
    potential safety concert within the study area. The review also included a field review,
    review of the signal design plans, and the C.R. 30A Traffic Study completed in
    December 2016.

    ❖ The study found:

    There are 17 total conflict points at the intersection under the current configuration with
    eight of those being vehicle-pedestrian conflicts.

    o The recommendation is to relocate existing trail to the south side of CR 30A (consistent
    with the 2016 Atkins study) which would reduce vehicle-pedestrian conflicts by 40%.
     
  19. Cheering472

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    Personally dislike roundabouts in general. I suggest the county keep EMS at the roundabout for the eventual accident.
     
  20. ShallowsNole

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    Thankfully the roundabout idea was nixed in favor of the traffic signal, which has worked wonders. :wub:
    Now to move the pedestrian / bike path to the south side of 30A so that people turning north on 395 don't accidentally hit anyone.
     

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