The City of Palatka, Putnam County, and the Florida Department of Transportation are working together to repair, resurface, and improve St. Johns Avenue.
The multi-million dollar improvement project will drastically improve the historic main thoroughfare through the City.
In the near future, contractors working for Florida Power and Light are scheduled to begin replacing the aging streetlights along St. Johns Avenue, which have been in service for three decades. The plan involves swapping out the existing lights with 118 historically accurate and energy-efficient LED streetlights on 59 new poles. Alongside this, the project will modernize the underground wiring and infrastructure. The old streetlights will be removed and replaced with new 18-foot 6-inch poles featuring two lights on top. The project should begin Jan. 22 and take 2 to 4 weeks.
In March, Putnam County is scheduled to start resurfacing the street from Railroad Tracks to Moseley Avenue.
The City is in the planning phase to resurface the stretch of St. Johns Avenue from 11th Street to 4th Street.