City installs audible pedestrian crossing feature at 8th & Beech to help visually impaired

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.

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