June 1: Open House On Fuller Warren Bridge, Other Jacksonville Highway Changes

May 30, 2017

Credit FDOT / Florida Department of Transportation

A Jacksonville highway and bridge improvement plan will be the focus of a public open house this week. 

Florida Department of Transportation spokeswoman Odette Struys says it’s called the Your10and95 Operational Improvement Project, and it includes improvements to downtown's Fuller Warren Bridge and U.S. 17.

The project includes putting up sound barriers along portions of Highway 17 and I-10.

On the Fuller Warren Bridge, plans call for adding two lanes, more public parking underneath, and what Struys called "the most exciting part": a shared-use path for pedestrians and cyclists.

“It’ll connect the San Marco and Riverside communities," she said. "You’ll actually, when this is done, be able to walk or bike ride across the Fuller Warren Bridge.”

The open house is Thursday, June 1, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the FDOT training center at 2198 Edison Avenue in Riverside. Attendees can see the plans and talk to engineers.

Work on the improvement project is already underway. Completion is set for the summer of 2020.

Contact reporter Cyd Hoskinson at choskinson@wjct.org, 904-358-6351 and on Twitter at @cydwjctnews.