Smooth sailing: San Jose Boulevard to be resurfaced

By Susanna P. Barton
Resident Community News

The state Department of Transportation is planning to smooth things over on San Jose Boulevard. Bids on the resurfacing project were expected to be received by Sep. 13, according to FDOT officials.
Work could begin as early as 2014.
“It is strictly a resurfacing job with no widening,” said Mike Goldman, FDOT spokesman in an email. “That means no property will be taken which would impact the canopy trees which line the roadway.”
The work would occur on a 4.73-mile stretch of San Jose Boulevard from just north of University Boulevard south to Sunbeam Road. FDOT officials expect the resurfacing to be complete by Summer 2013. The project will certainly not be the worst roadwork the neighborhood has experienced in recent years. FDOT does not expect to close lanes during the day. Much of the work will be done at night, Goldman said.
“The impact on daytime and
rush hour traffic will be minimal,” he said.
Construction on a sidewalk project along San Jose Boulevard is expected to begin on Oct. 8. The installation of a sidewalk along San Jose from Sunbeam Road to the Goodby’s Creek Bridge, a .7-mile stretch of roadway, had long been requested by local walkers and joggers, Goldman said.
CDM Contracting Inc. will build the sidewalk at a cost of $328,572 and finish by the end of the year.

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