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Northeast Florida Highways Are Seeing Fewer Crashes

Feb 28, 2018
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Crashes on interstates Northeast Florida saw a sharp reduction from 2016 to 2017, the Florida Department of Transportation announced Wednesday.

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Wednesday on First Coast Connect we spoke with St. Johns Riverkeeper Lisa Rinaman about an injunction the group filed to postpone the dredging of the St. Johns River (01:01).

North Florida Transportation Planning Organization spokesperson Marci Larson talked about a survey of the region’s residents being conducted regarding their traffic and transportation concerns in the area (30:05).

Singer-songwriter DeSean Kirkland joined the show to tell us about an upcoming Christmas concert and to perform live in-studio (46:00). 


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A big change is coming for I-95 southbound motorists coming from the Northside near downtown.

Florida Department of Transportation

Jacksonville’s Avondale neighborhood is the first place where state road crews are testing out brighter safety markers in Northeast Florida. Winding St. Johns Avenue is set to get the new solar-powered devices next week.

FDOT Makes Change After Boy's Death In Argyle Forest Intersection

Jul 14, 2017
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A memorial of flowers and balloons was growing Wednesday at the intersection of Oakleaf Plantation Parkway and Cecil Commerce Center Parkway, where a crash Monday afternoon took the life of an 8-year-old boy.

aerial photo of highway project
Florida Department of Transportation

The massive Overland Bridge construction project on I-95 in downtown Jacksonville is set to wrap up in a couple of months.

The Jaxson co-founder Ennis Davis said a new exit at Atlantic Boulevard is expected to spur development around San Marco and St. Nicholas.


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Cyclists and pedestrians will soon have a safer route across the Intracoastal Waterway Bridge on Atlantic Boulevard.

 

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

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Florida Department of Transportation

The Florida Transportation Department is studying the feasibility of adding express toll lanes on I-95 in both directions between J. Turner Butler Boulevard and Atlantic Boulevard.

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The Florida Department of Transportation will share its proposed improvement plan for Cassat Avenue, between Blanding Boulevard and Lenox Avenue, with the public Thursday.

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Jacksonville drivers are no strangers to unexpected road conditions, from avoiding a sea of orange cones to detours relating to construction. There’s currently more than $1.4 million in road projects, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.   


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A state plan is in the works to make New Kings Road more safe.

Five pedestrians have been hit and killed on the Northside roadway over the last couple of months News4Jax reported.


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Updated: 4:45 p.m.: 

About 40 Duval County bridges have been rated “structurally deficient” or “functionally obsolete” by the Florida Department of Transportation.  

Fourth Circuit Public Defender Matt Shirk is seeking a third term.

Shirk has confirmed that he will run for re-election, and says he's trying to move past controversy that has dogged his time in office.

That includes a scathing grand jury report that recommended he resign after allegations he sent sexually suggestive text messages to employees, deleted public records and spent campaign funds on behalf of a family member.

He join us to discuss these and other issues.

aerial view of Overland bridge
News4Jax

Jacksonville commuters may be used to the snarl of traffic on downtown’s Overland Bridge on I-95, but changes are coming later this week. As work continues on the interstate, a major traffic shift is planned for the weekend.

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