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U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is urging beachgoers to avoid a 1,200 foot long construction site on St. Augustine Beach while it undergoes renourishment.

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

 

IKEA

Home furnishing retailer IKEA is making progress on its first-ever Jacksonville store.

The IKEA construction team hit a milestone, as the first blue external wall went up at its site at the corner of Gate Parkway and Interstate 295 on the city’s Southside.

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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.   


Three Northeast Florida home construction companies and a national home builder are facing fines from the federal government, which accuses the businesses of safety violations that expose workers to possible falls up to 18 feet. 

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Big changes could be coming to the main thoroughfare on Jacksonville’s Southbank. City planners discussed the future of Riverplace Boulevard with the public at a meeting this week.

Street parking on Riverplace Boulevard is sparse, and a lack of pedestrian walkways makes crossing the five lanes of traffic on foot a lot like a game of Frogger.


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Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan said this week that he is optimistic he can strike a deal with the city to develop the Shipyards property.

New County Road 210/US 1 Overpass Opens

Nov 11, 2014
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A new overpass on St. Johns County Road 210 opened to the public Tuesday.

Florida Department of Transportation

If you’ve got questions about a new toll road under construction on Jacksonville’s Westside, the Florida Department of Transportation is happy to answer them.

Rhema Thompson / WJCT

Just off Beach Boulevard, east of Kernan Boulevard, a row of shiny, new Mediterranean-style homes teem with dozens of potential residents.

Mayor Alvin Brown, marriage equality, and JEA are in the headlines today.

Three Jacksonville City Council Committees have deferred a vote on legislation that would have waived the city’s mobility fee for three years.

Council members want to try and reach a short term compromise, while a task force is formed to take a longer look at the fee’s formula and structure.

Richard Masoner

    Whether the city of Jacksonville should freeze a fee for construction projects brought a long debate to the Jacksonville city council meeting last night.

At issue is if the city should place a three year moratorium on it’s mobility fee.

          The mobility fee is placed on new construction projects with the intention to encourage redevelopment and reduce sprawl. The funds are used for transportation enhancements like sidewalks, bike lanes and road expansion.