State Road A1A Reopens After Emergency Repairs in Nicole's Wake
Florida - Monday November 14, 2022: All sections of State Road (S.R.) A1A were re-opened Saturday following damage done to parts of the scenic roadway by Hurricane Nicole. Portions of the roadway were closed in Flagler, St. Johns and Volusia counties following Hurricane Nicole last week.
The storm damaged portions of the scenic highway by washing out nearby dunes, eating into the shoulder, and undermining the roadway in scattered areas of those three counties.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) expedited emergency repairs last Thursday after the storm passed. They used thousands of yards of fill material hauled by dozens of dump trucks to make the road passable and once the damaged areas were filled and stabilized, S.R. A1A was reopened to traffic to restore access to coastal communities.
“FDOT has completed emergency repairs on the last three storm-damaged sections of S.R. A1A, and reopened the roadway after only three days of work,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “FDOT crews have been working to complete repairs in a couple of days that would normally take much longer.”
The three sections of along S.R. A1A that needed these repairs were from South 28th Street to South 7th Street in Flagler Beach; from Highbridge Road in Volusia County to South Central Avenue in Flagler Beach in Flagler County; from Wisteria Drive to Sunny Beach Drive in Ormond by the Sea; and in Vilano Beach and Marineland. Crews placed over 600 truckloads of sand – nearly 11,000 cubic yards – to make repairs and get the roadway open. Sand and debris were also cleaned from 14 miles of S.R. A1A in Volusia and Flagler counties.
As these final sections of S.R. A1A reopen, motorists can check www.FL511.com for the latest status on road closures. Crews will continue to work in these areas to complete additional recovery efforts including armoring the latest emergency repairs.