Erosion repair work originally scheduled to begin today on County Road 121/Baldwin and Saint George Road between Carroll Corner Road and Turkey Trot Trail has been delayed until further notice due to a CSX railroad crossing repair project on River Road. The project will begin once the railroad crossing work is completed.
Detours will be necessary to repair a bridge culvert damaged from erosion.
The detour will take northbound and southbound drivers on County Road 121 to U.S. 301 via County Road 108 and Henry Smith Road (map below). Electronic message boards will be placed ahead of the closure on County Road 121. Motorists are encouraged to utilize the Florida 511 app to plan ahead.
CDM Contracting Inc. is projected to complete the $369,000 repair project by late 2019, weather and schedule permitting.
Nassau County Road Department Notice of Intent to Begin Construction on Railroad Crossings in Need of Repair
On behalf of CSX, the Nassau County Road Department is issuing a Notice of Intent to Begin Construction on the following railroad crossing due to repairs needed - times and proposed dates as listed:
CR121 in Hilliard, FL – July 11 at 8:00 am to July 15 at 5:00 pm --closed all night. Proposed Detour: US1 to Andrews Road to CR121
Andrews Road in Hilliard, FL – July 15 at 8:00 am to July 20 at 5:00 pm --closed all night. Proposed Detour: US1 to CR121 to Andrews Road
Ingham Road in Hilliard, FL – July 16 at 8:00 am to July 21 at 5:00 pm --closed all night. Proposed Detour: US1 to CR108 to Pine Street to Ingham Road
Pratt Siding Road in Callahan, FL – July 17 at 8:00 am to July 22 at 5:00 pm --closed all night. Proposed Detour: US1 to Henry Smith Road to Old Dixie Hwy to Pratt Siding Road
Dyal Road in Callahan, FL – July 18 at 8:00 am to July 23 at 5:00 pm --closed all night. Proposed Detour: US1 to Henry Smith Road to Old Dixie Hwy to Dyal Road
Braddock Road in Callahan, FL – July 18 at 8:00 am to July 23 at 5:00 pm --closed all night. Citizens on north side of tracks will be contacted concerning detour
Old Dixie Hwy in Callahan, FL – July 22 at 8:00 am to July 27 at 5:00 pm --closed all night. Proposed Detour: Brandies Avenue to River Road to Bypass Road to Old Dixie Hwy
River Road in Callahan, FL – TBD, but not at the same time as Old Dixie Hwy so this road can be used as that detour.
Pickett Street in Callahan, FL – July 23 at 8:00 am to July 28 at 5:00 pm --closed all night. Proposed Detour: US1 to US301 to Pickett Street
Ratliff Road in Callahan, FL – July 25 at 8:00 am to July 30 at 5:00 pm --closed all night. Proposed Detour: US1 to US301 to Thomas Creek Road to Ratliff Road
Please note that any/all dates are subject to change due to weather and/or other conditions. For additional information, please contact Angela D. Nelis at Southern Commercial Development 803-808-3600.
Meridian Waste, an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, was awarded its first Florida residential solid waste services contract by the Town of Callahan at last night’s Town Council meeting. After a lengthy discussion regarding service options, current service quality and cost-effective options for the citizens, Meridian Waste’s proposal was selected in favor of the incumbent’s proposal. Starting October 1, Meridian Waste will be providing once a week garbage collection utilizing a 95-gallon cart and every other week recycling collection. Yard waste and bulk waste collection services are still under consideration of staff and Council. The fee for solid waste services will be paid by the Town to Meridian Waste and remain as a line item on residential units’ water bills. New carts and detailed educational materials will be delivered in September to each home outlining the garbage and recycling guidelines as well as Meridian Waste contact information and the opportunity to sign up for service alerts.
Commercial collection will become an open market effective October 1 allowing businesses the opportunity to choose their waste hauler for the first time in over a decade. The commercial hauler must hold a Nassau County solid waste permit in order to provide service. Meridian Waste is one of the approved Nassau County solid waste haulers.
“At Meridian Waste, garbage service is more than just a competitive price, which we offered to the Town and was accepted,” said Dave Shepler, district manager of Meridian Waste. “We believe that the most important aspect is the team of environmental professionals who stand with the Company, who interact with your citizens, who keep the trucks running smoothly and on time, and who listen to customers’ needs that make a world of difference in our vital service industry. Callahan deserves quality service to keep the Town clean and healthy, and that is exactly what Meridian Waste will deliver.”
Shepler and the Meridian Waste team members are veterans of the Callahan and Nassau County market, as they have led the Nassau County operations of both Advanced Disposal and Partner Disposal for many years prior to joining forces with Meridian Waste.
The Town and Company will finalize a contract to be presented at the next Town Council Meeting in July for ratification.