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St. Johns Ferry Shuts Down For 2 Months Starting Tuesday

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The St. Johns River Ferry.

After the holiday weekend is over, motorists who use the St. Johns Ferry will have to take the long way around to cross the St. Johns River.

The ferry will be shut down for eight weeks. Crews will be replacing the terminal bridges and performing maintenance.

The shutdown is the third phase of JTA's overhaul of its ferry service.

JTA is also working on the design and construction of rehabilitated bulkheads.

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The ferry has been getting the upgrades thanks to a $3.35 million federal grant.

If all goes according to plan, the ferry will reopen on November 1 and the entire project is expected to be completed in January.

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at bbortzfield@wjct.org, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.