Pamela Bernard, P.E.
The proposed study will evaluate the operation and safety of State Route 204 between US 17 and King George Boulevard. It will also look at alternative access options at Ford Avenue, Pine Grove Drive and Don Zipperer Road. The study will include public involvement with stakeholder and public meetings. Since the completion of the King George Interchange, the traffic signal at Pine Grove Drive is the new bottleneck point, with a crash frequency well above state average. Due to the high crash frequency, the Department of Transportation is considering closing the median crossing and eliminating the traffic signal. This would improve the operation and safety on State Route 204 but will likely add 10 to 20 minutes of travel time for residents in the communities off Pine Grove Drive and Don Zipperer Road. The goal of the study is to find short and long term solutions for this location. A contract for this study was approved by the Board of Commissioners at the September 8, 2023 meeting. The study will begin this fall and should take about a year to complete.