St. Johns County Shares $588 Million Capital Investment in Community Infrastructure

At the May 7 St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting, County staff provided a presentation that outlined the BOCC’s previous and current investment during the past four years of more than $588 million in capital improvement projects for roadways, drainage, facilities, and coastal projects from 2021 to 2024.

The four-year capital investment into roadways, drainage, facilities, and coastal infrastructure included 60% funded through combined federal & state grants, development impact fees, and developer contributions, 27% funded by the Transportation Trust Fund, and 13% funded from other sources including tourism dollars and borrowing.

Commissioner Henry Dean shared that it was important for the public to know that beach restoration and re-nourishment projects, like the Ponte Vedra Beach Restoration Project, are not funded with general funds through property taxes but rather federal and state appropriations as well as taxes paid by tourists.

Commissioner Christian Whitehurst shared that FDOT has a special website at dedicated to keep the public updated on their road projects in the North Florida region. Also, the County has their public CIP dashboard for all capital projects which includes updates on its road projects.

The highlights of the capital investments from 2021 to 2024 include:

  • $298 million for recent and current roadway investments.
    This features the Pavement Management program, Old Moultrie Road Improvements, and Homes Blvd. & King Street Intersection Improvements. The 2024 roadway projects underway are CR 2209, CR 210 West (Greenbriar to Cimarrone), CR 210 East, Longleaf Pines Parkway, Mickler Road & SR A1A, Preservation Trail Signal, Pavement Management, Pine Island & US 1 Signal, Racetrack Road Widening, SR 16 & IGP Improvements, Stratton Blvd Signal, Woodlawn Road, and Kings Estate Road.
  • $49 million for recent and current drainage investments.
    This features the comprehensive Drainage Infrastructure Program, and efforts to address aging systems on Winton Circle and Kings Road. Projects for 2024 include Santa Rosa Drainage, Holmes Blvd Drainage, Countywide Underdrain, North Rodriquez Drainage, Porpoise Point, San Julian Drainage, and Surfwood Drainage.
  • $68 million for recent and current facilities investments.
    This includes a new Water Utility Lab, Fire Station and SJSO Substation #11, and Flagler Estates Community Center. Projects for 2024 feature Emergency Operations Center Annex, Fire Station #21, Fire Station #22, Hastings Community Center & Library, Public Service Center, Tactical Training Facility, Sheriff Fleet & Supply Building, and the Tillman Ridge Tipping Floor for solid waste.
  • $173 million for recent current coastal investments.
    This includes the Ponte Vedra Restoration, FEMA Berm Projects and St. Augustine USACE Project. The North Ponte Vedra project is underway with more than 3 miles completed. Additional projects underway for 2024 are Ponte Vedra Beach Nourishment, South Ponte Vedra and Vilano Beach USACE Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies (FCCE) Project, St. Augustine USACE Shore Protection Project (SPP) FCCE Project, FEMA Summer Haven Rock Revetment at Old A1A North, Porpoise Point Drive Armoring, and the Summer Haven Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) Dredge Disposal Project. Details on all coastal projects can be found at

In related community investment news, on April 3, St. Johns County announced a $123 Million Regional Park Plan to Begin in 2024.