Utility work coming to Hendricks San Jose Boulevard corridor

Utility work coming to Hendricks San Jose Boulevard corridor
Environmental and Geotechnical Specialists check soil conditions every 300 to 400 feet for suitability for JEA water main and sewer pipes.

San Marco area drivers prepare yourselves. Coming this winter, the Jacksonville Energy Authority is planning to do routine maintenance work on the sewer lines and water mains along Hendricks Avenue and San Jose Boulevard. The work will be completed prior to the start of Florida Department of Transportation’s resurfacing project.

According to JEA spokesperson Gerri Boyce, the water main project will be done in two segments. The first segment will be the replacement of approximately 5,000 feet of the existing cast iron water main from London Drive to Grosvenor Square Drive. The second segment will involve approximately 2,500 feet between Dunsford Road and Northwood Road.

The sewer main project will involve the replacement of approximately 1,000 feet of existing sanitary sewer force main from Arcadia Drive to Cornell Road, she said.

JEA will start the project in late fall 2016 and complete it by fall 2017.

Roadway construction on FDOT’s resurfacing project will come on the heels of the utility’s maintenance work. FDOT expects to open bids for the repaving project in June 2017 and will start construction in the fall of that year, said FDOT’s Craig Teal, project manager for the Hendricks Avenue undertaking.

In another bit of news, which should make the bike community happy, FDOT also plans widen the road underneath the Overland Bridge in order to construct a sidewalk and five-foot dedicated bike lanes on Atlantic Boulevard under the highway. The bike lanes will go up to Old Hickory Road, he said. “They will stop at Old Hickory and (at this point) can’t go up to Bishop Kenny,” he said, adding if a decision is ever made to restripe the busy Atlantic Boulevard corridor heading to St. Nicholas, the infrastructure under the bridge will be ready.

By Marcia Hodgson
Resident Community News

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