St. Augustine’s Drainage Road Project Set to Improve City Infrastructure

Construction has begun to address flooding issues near the Bridge of Lions in downtown St. Augustine. CLICK TO READ SOURCE Images/Source:

“Blessing of Fleet” event to take place in St. Augustine

The Blessing of the Fleet event will take place on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Lone Sailor Statue on the southbank of the St. Johns River. Boaters are asked to arrive at 1:30 p.m. and tune to VHF channel 16 & 72. The event is presented by The Jacksonville Sail and Power Squadron. The weather will be beautiful for boating with afternoon highs in the upper 70s to low 80s along the River with light wind from the north at 5-10 mph. For more information, call 904-509-0588. CLICK TO READ SOURCE Images/Source:

“New Road Project Aims to Address Flooding and Drainage Concerns in Downtown St. Augustine”

The Florida Department of Transportation is working on a $4 million drainage improvement plan to stop or slow flooding near the Bridge of Lions in downtown St. Augustine. The project includes replacing an older drainpipe with a 5-foot-wide one, adding a masonry wall, sidewalk, and bike path. The project is expected to be completed by fall 2023, and a community meeting will be held on April 18 for residents to learn more about the project. CLICK TO READ SOURCE Images/Source:

Attempted Child Abduction in St. Augustine Under Police Investigation

Police in St. Augustine, Florida are investigating an attempted child abduction that occurred near Nesbit and Smith Streets. The incident happened on Thursday evening when a man, described as tall and skinny, dressed in all black and wearing a black ski mask and backpack, grabbed a girl’s arm while she was walking. The girl managed to pull away and run. Anyone with information is urged to contact the St. Augustine police. CLICK TO READ SOURCE Images/Source: