U.S. 1 Business - St. Augustine

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St George St - St Augustine, FL
St George St - St Augustine, FL

Closed to vehicles and bicycles, Saint George Street parallels U.S. 1 Business/SR A1A to the west from Catherdal Place northward through the St. Augustine Historic District. A number of boutiques, gift shops, eateries and other businesses line the pedestrian street through Old City. 10/15/17

U.S. 1 Business through St. Augustine is the lone business route for U.S. 1 in the state of Florida. The 3.2 mile long loop is state maintained from the south end at U.S. 1 (Ponce de Leon Boulevard) and King Street (CR 214) to SR 16 (Picolata Street). SR 5A measures 2.737 miles along the course of U.S. 1 Business, utilizing King Street, a one way couplet with Cathedral Place west and Cordova Street south, Avenida Menendez, South Castillo Drive and San Marco Avenue. This includes a 1.318 mile concurrency with SR A1A from Cathedral Place and the Bridge of Lions in Downtown St. Augustine to May Street beyond Uptown. The northernmost 0.51 miles of U.S. 1 Business along San Marco Avenue is unsigned County Road 5A.

A $9.5 million improvement project underway from Fall 2017 to late 2019 reconfigured U.S. 1 Business (San Marco Avenue) at the back to back intersections with West San Carlos Avenue and SR A1A (May Street) in St. Augustine. Utilizing a pair of jughandles, the redesign consolidated the adjacent intersections, addressing congestion due consolidating traffic signal phasing. Pedestrian improvements included the addition of a HAWK signal across May Street.1

US 1 Business/SR A1A/San Carlos St - St Augustine, FL

The reconfigured intersection joining SR A1A (May Street) with U.S. 1 Business (San Marco Avenue) and San Carlos Avenue in St. Augustine.

U.S. 1 Business North
U.S. 1 Business overlays King Street east from U.S. 1 (Ponce de Leon Boulevard) and unsigned CR 214. Photo taken 11/06/19.
U.S. 1 Business (King Street) crosses the San Sebastian River on a 1949-built bridge. Photo taken 11/06/19.
Malaga Street provides a cutoff from King Street north to U.S. 1 (Ponce de Leon Boulevard). Photo taken 11/06/19.
King Street east at Riberia Street (unsigned CR 1351). Photo taken 10/15/17.
This confirming marker for U.S. 1 Business posted after Riberia Street was removed by December 2008. Photo taken 06/14/08.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue CR 1349) stems south from U.S. 1 Business into the Lincolnville community. Photo taken 10/15/17.
Proceeding east to Flagler College and Cordova Street, U.S. 1 Business separates into a one-way couplet. Photo taken 10/15/17.
St. George Street flows south from Cathedral Place (U.S. 1 Business south) at Old City to Maria Sanchez Lake in St. Augustine. Photo taken 11/06/19.
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U.S. 1 Business turns north from King Street at Avenida Menendez and Gibbs Park. Photos taken 11/06/19.
The lone reference for U.S. 1 Business north at the end of King Street was removed during work to replace the Bridge of Lions. Photo taken 06/14/08.
Southbound SR A1A crosses the Bridge of Lions over the Matanzas River onto Anastasia Island. The coastal route heads south to St. Augustine Beach and Crescent Beach in Flagler County. Photo taken 11/06/19.
SR A1A north overlaps with U.S. 1 Business for 1.31 miles between the Bridge of Lions and May Street. Photo taken 11/06/19.
U.S. 1 Business Florida State Road A1A North
U.S. 1 Business/SR A1A expand to divided, four lane boulevard along Avenida Menendez between Old City and the Matanzas Riverfront. Photo taken 11/06/19.
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument lies along the Matanzas River across U.S. 1 Business/SR A1A (S Castillo Drive) from Old City in St. Augustine. Photo taken 11/06/19.
Fort Alley connects pedestrians with the St. George Street pedestrian mall in Old City from Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. Photo taken 11/06/19.
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Continuing north to Uptown in St. Augustine, the succeeding traffic light along U.S. 1 Business/SR A1A is with West Castillo Drive (CR 1351) to the Historic Downtown Parking garage and U.S. 1. Photos taken 11/06/19.
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Reassurance markers for SR A1A and U.S. 1 Business stand along San Marco Avenue north beyond West and South Castillo Drive. Photos taken 11/06/19.
San Marco Avenue north at Mission Nombre de Dios and Ocean Avenue in Uptown, St. Augustine. Photo taken 11/06/19.
SR A1A splits with U.S. 1 Business (San Marco Avenue) north at W San Carlos Avenue and May Street. SR A1A runs east along Vilano Causeway to Vilano Beach along the Atlantic coast. Photo taken 11/06/19.
San Carlos Avenue links parallel U.S. 1 (Ponce de Leon Boulevard) with the separation of U.S. 1 Business and SR A1A at May Street. SR A1A straddles the coast from Vilano Beach northward to Ponte Vedra Beach and Jacksonville Beach in Duval County. Photo taken 11/06/19.
A $9.5 million project underway from Fall 2017 to late 2019 reconfigured the T-intersection at San Marco Avenue and May Street into pair of jughandle intersections.1 U.S. 1 Business remains along San Marco Avenue north back to U.S. 1. Photo taken 11/06/19.
U.S. 1 Business North
A single lane continues through the jughandle intersections with San Carlos Avenue and May Street (SR A1A) for U.S. 1 Business (San Marco Avenue) northbound. Photo taken 11/06/19.
The final confirming marker for U.S. 1 Business appears along San Marco Avenue at Nelmar Avenue. State maintenance along San Marco Avenue concludes at SR 16, 0.55 miles north of SR A1A. Photo taken 11/06/19.
Pedestrian signals operate along San Marco Avenue north by Center and Macaris Streets. Photo taken 11/06/19.
State Road 16 (Picolata Road) commences a 63 mile route northwest to Union County from U.S. 1 Business (San Marco Avenue) in St. Augustine. Photo taken 11/06/19.
SR 16 connects St. Augustine with the Clay County seat of Green Cove Springs via the Shands Bridge across the St. Johns River. Photo taken 11/06/19.
SR 16 (Picolata Road) heads two blocks west from San Marco Avenue to intersect U.S. 1 (Ponce de Leon Boulevard). U.S. 1 Business advances a half mile north to merge with U.S. 1 directly. Photo taken 11/06/19.
U.S. 1 Business South
U.S. 1 Business (San Marco Avenue) branches south from U.S. 1 a half mile ahead of the east end of SR 16 (Picolata Road). Photo taken 11/06/19.
SR 16 travels northwest from St. Augustine to suburban areas of inland St. Johns County and the Shands Bridge spanning the St. Johns River to Green Cove Springs. Photo taken 11/06/19.
U.S. 1 Business south at SR 16 (Picolata Road) west. Overall SR 16 heads west to Starke and northwest to SR 121 near Raiford. Photo taken 11/06/19.
U.S. 1 Business along San Marco Avenue south to SR 16 is unsigned CR 5. SR 5A underlays the rest of the US highway beyond SR 16. Photo taken 11/06/19.
The first confirming marker for U.S. 1 Business southbound stands just after SR 16 and Park Avenue. Photo taken 11/06/19.
San Marco Avenue south at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind pedestrian signal adjacent to Center and Macaris Streets. Photo taken 11/06/19.
Advancing south, U.S. 1 Business (San Marco Avenue) converges with SR A1A (May Street) and San Carlos Avenue at Davenport Park. Photo taken 11/06/19.
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SR A1A runs along the Atlantic Coast from Vilano Beach, east of St. Augustine, northward to Jacksonville Beach in Duval County. Photos taken 11/06/19.
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Construction from Fall 2017 to late 2019 reconfigured the T intersection joining SR A1A south with U.S. 1 Business (San Marco Avenue) to use jughandles with both May Street and San Carlos Avenue west. Photos taken 11/06/19.
U.S. 1 Business Florida State Road A1A South
SR A1A overlaps with U.S. 1 Business (San Marco Avenue) south from May Street to the Bridge of Lions at Downtown St. Augustine. Photo taken 11/06/19.
U.S. 1 Business/SR A1A transition onto S Castillo Drive from San Marco Avenue along side Castillo de San Marcos. The signal at Fort Alley serves the walkway linking the St. George Street pedestrian mall with the National Monument. Photo taken 10/15/17.
The succeeding traffic light along South Castillo Drive is at the crosswalk for the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument parking lot. Photo taken 10/15/17.
Avenida Menendez constitutes a four lane landscaped boulevard taking U.S. 1 Business/SR A1A between Old City, St. Augustine and the Matanzas Riverfront. Photo taken 10/15/17.
State Road A1A separates from U.S. 1 Business at Gibbs Park. Spanning the Matanzas River across the Bridge of Lions, SR A1A winds southward along Anastasia Island to St. Augustine Beach. Photo taken 10/15/17.
U.S. 1 Business turns west from Avenida Menendez along Cathedral Place into Downtown St. Augustine. A trailblazer for U.S. 1 marks the continuation of the route southbound at Anderson Circle. Photo taken 10/15/17.
South from St. Augustine Beach, SR A1A continues to Crescent Beach, Marineland and Palm Coast in Flagler County. SR A1A extends southward to Daytona Beach. Photo taken 10/15/17.
U.S. 1 Business South
Cathedral Place west at Charlotte Street. Southbound U.S. 1 Business follows Cathedral Place from Avenida Menedez and SR A1A. Eastbound traffic follows adjacent King Street. Photo taken 10/15/17.
Cathedral Place passes by the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine leading into the intersection with St. George Street at Old City. Photo taken 10/15/17.
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U.S. 1 Business turns south from Cathedral Place onto Cordova Street at Flagler College. Photos taken 10/15/17.
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Cordova Street intersects King Street to the immediate south of Cathedral Place. Leading U.S. 1 Business back to U.S. 1 (Ponce de Leon Boulevard), King Street carries two way traffic to the west. Photos taken 10/15/17.
King Street runs between Flagler College and St. Augustine City Hall on the block west from Cordova Street. Photo taken 10/15/17.
Removed after 2008, this reassurance shield for U.S. 1 Business was posted at the corner of Sevilla Street. Photo taken 06/14/08.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue (unsigned CR 1349) heads south from King Street to the Lincolnville community and Eddie Vickers Park. Photo taken 10/15/17.
U.S. 1 Business (King Street) southbound at Riberia Street (CR 1351). Photo taken 06/14/08.
Partially covered since at least 2008, a trailblazer for SR A1A stands west of Riberia Street. Photo taken 10/15/17.
Malaga Street provides a cutoff to U.S. 1 (Ponce de Leon Boulevard) north from King Street west. Photo taken 10/15/17.
Leaving Downtown St. Augustine, U.S. 1 Business (King Street) crosses the San Sebastian River. Photo taken 10/15/17.
U.S. 1 Business concludes just after the San Sebastian River at U.S. 1 (Ponce de Leon Boulevard) across from County Road 214. Photo taken 10/15/17.
U.S. 1 bypasses Downtown St. Augustine to the west, becoming a commercial boulevard south to SR 207, SR 312 and St. Augustine South. Photo taken 10/15/17.
Unmarked from both U.S. 1 and U.S. 1 Business, CR 214 follows King Street west as part of a 14.97 mile course to CR 13 at Tocoi along the St. Johns River. Photo taken 06/14/08.

Sources:
  1. San Marco Avenue, West San Carlos Avenue and May Street Intersection Improvements. Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District 2, project web page.


Photo Credits:

  • 06/14/08 by AARoads.
  • 10/15/17 by AARoads.
  • 11/06/19 by AARoads and JP Nasiatka.

Connect with:
U.S. 1
State Road A1A
State Road 16

Page Updated 11-12-2019.