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FDOT rolls out study for I-95 improvements from I-10 to Beaver Street

FDOT rolls out study for I-95 improvements from I-10 to Beaver Street

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) hosted a pair of public meetings last month to present a study featuring proposed improvements to I-95 from I-10 to Beaver Street. The Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study presented “options to improve safety, capacity, and traffic operations on I-95” including adding two 12-foot lanes in each direction of […]

Excitement builds across the river as Fuller Warren Shared-Use Path nears completion

Excitement builds across the river as Fuller Warren Shared-Use Path nears completion

Construction on the Fuller Warren Bridge expansion and its shared-use path — as part of the improvements to the I-10/I-95 interchange —  began in 2017. Six years later, work on the bridge’s pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly path is near completion and it is expected to open this fall amid much fanfare on both sides of the […]

Residents say roundabouts project came ‘out of nowhere’

Residents say roundabouts project came ‘out of nowhere’

Despite public comment and meetings, residents feel sidelined On a recent Monday at rush hour at the confluence of three streets – Herschel Street, Geraldine Drive and St. Johns Avenue in Avondale – most traffic navigated the new roundabouts under construction by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) with relative ease, slowing down for construction […]

Residents, businesses jazzed for Edgewood Avenue improvements

Residents, businesses jazzed for Edgewood Avenue improvements

Construction is scheduled to begin next fall on $2.6 million in pedestrian safety, beautification and parking improvements on Edgewood Avenue between US 17 and Lenox Avenue. Businesses along the main street through the neighborhood are excited for the added crosswalks with flashing caution lights and more parking spaces that are features of the Florida Department […]

Roundabouts, changes could come to Herschel, St. Johns

Roundabouts, changes could come to Herschel, St. Johns

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is floating plans to slow traffic and add greenspace to Herschel Street and St. Johns Avenue in Avondale, and area residents have so far expressed a mix of reservation and optimism. FDOT presented proposals at the end of January to replace two stoplights with roundabouts, narrow roadways and add […]

FDOT to plant native greenery along Hart Expressway

FDOT to plant native greenery along Hart Expressway

Conceptual plans for the Hart Expressway landscaping project received an overwhelmingly positive response from those who attended the Florida Department of Trans-portation’s (FDOT) July 18 public meeting at the Northeast Florida Safety Council.  Members of the project and design teams were on hand to answer questions and take feedback on the estimated $1 million project, […]

City study uses bacteria-based product to reduce algae blooms

City study uses bacteria-based product to reduce algae blooms

It may seem counterintuitive but introducing bacteria into stormwater ponds could be the very thing that tips the scales toward making the waterways healthier.  The City of Jacksonville’s Environmental Quality Division (EQD) will be doing just that during an 18-month study of nine stormwater ponds during which Microbe-Lift, a blend of specially formulated strains of […]

City plans to close two railroad crossings for pedestrian path

City plans to close two railroad crossings for pedestrian path

City officials came one step closer to realizing their dream of building a multi-use path encircling North San Marco when the Florida Department of Transportation held a two-hour public meeting to discuss construction of a new pedestrian railroad crossing as well as closing two vehicular railroad crossings in San Marco. The meeting was held in […]