Florida DOT: St. Johns County roads get low grades

It’s probably no surprise that St. Johns County’s roads are being squeezed by traffic. The county’s total population grew from about 190,000 in 2010 to about 244,000 in 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Millions of people visit the area annually, according to tourism industry statistics.

So, how do the roads in the county measure up to demand?

The Florida Department of Transportation gives roads a grade of “A” through “F” based on driving conditions during the highest traffic volume hour of day, also called the Level of Service during peak times, said FDOT spokeswoman Bianca Speights. Many of St. Johns County’s most well-traveled roads have failing grades from the state, ratings that reflect congested conditions, according to FDOT data.