City of Fernandina Beach
June 9, 2021
In response to a request from a visually impaired person, the Florida Department of Transportation conducted a study at the intersection of SR A1A/S. 8th Street and Beech Street to determine what, if any, improvements should be implemented to improve the safety for pedestrians. From this study, it was determined that audible pedestrian features should be installed at this intersection. Equipment was ordered and sent to the Streets Department of the City. Install was complete last week! The new sign features a braille button and tones that alert when it is safe to cross the street.
A good safety addition to that intersection making it safer for everyone to get over to T-Ray’s. Thanks to the FDOT and the City Streets Department.
They need to do that at several other busy intersections in town, not just this one.