Touchton Road Park Update

29 03 2006

City Council Member Suzanne Jenkings held a town hall meeting for area residents along Touchton Road on 3/26/06 at Hogan Spring Elementary school. The discussion was about the widening of Touchton Road project which is one of 22 construction projects as part of the Better Jacksonville Plan. Project on Touchton Road from Belfort Road to Southside Boulevard is expected to have two lanes with road median, sidewalks, roundabouts, trees lined street, pavement lightings and a 42.55 acres park planned in the northeast quadrant of Touchton Road and Southside Blvd intersection. The City of Jacksonville Parks and Recreation Department will handle the planning and design for the park located at 8551 Touchton Road, Jacksonville, FL 32216. Majority of the votes from area residents were in favor of the roundabout concepts as a mean to alleviate traffic digestion and auto accidents. Five roundabouts with trees were proposed in front of the entrances to each residential communities. I supported the idea as it will help maintain and improve the value of homes in our neighborhood.



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