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Jacksonville's Environmental Quality Division Chief Melissa Long explains the Microbe-Lift study at a testing pond in San Marco.
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

Jacksonville is launching a study to see just how effective a bacteria-based technology is at removing nitrogen from water bodies, a leading driver of harmful algal blooms.

aerial map showing expressway near Middleburg High School
Florida Department of Transportation

The state plans to start collecting tolls on the initial segment of the First Coast Expressway next month.

When it’s complete, the 46-mile expressway will connect I-10 in Duval County with I-95 in St. Johns County.

Feds Award Grant To Ease San Marco Train Delays

Jun 10, 2019
Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

The freight trains that block traffic for minutes or hours when they roll through Jacksonville’s San Marco neighborhood and downtown are such a constant irritant that a parody account in which “San Marco Train” taunts motorists has 1,600 followers on Twitter.

A1A in Flagler Beach after Hurricane Matthew.
Mark Fetters / Flickr.com

A study commissioned by the Florida Department of Transportation finds that several parts of A1A in St. Johns County could be vulnerable to erosion, primarily during extreme weather events like Hurricanes Irma and Matthew.

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.

Kevin Meerschaert / WJCT

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
News4Jax

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. 

map of project area
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.

Serena Summerfield / WJCT News

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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