A1A Daytona Streetscape
An outgrowth of the Volusia Vision Initiative, the primary objective was to transform A1A into a tropical boulevard with generous street gardens in a park-like setting. The 1.3 mile corridor was selected as an important gateway to the beach and the design was based upon traffic and transportation studies, public charrettes and professional judgment. New features included neatly landscaped and colorfully planted medians, special lighting to accentuate plantings and architectural detail, sidewalks with ornamental textured paving, and mini towers designed in likeness to the landmark clock towers. Completed in five phases to minimize impact on traffic flow, the cost of the streetscape improvements was $9.5 million. The intersection and surrounding area now present an exciting and uninterrupted port of entry for residents and visitors.
EDSA provided the original 10-mile corridor enhancement study which stretched from Ormond Beach to Daytona Beach Shores. EDSA also provided full landscape architectural design services including vehicular and pedestrian hardscape, landscape planting, irrigation, beach access design, site lighting and site furnishings.