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A wildfire is burning across an estimated 400 acres of forest on Jacksonville’s Northside, according to the Florida Forest Service.

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Modern Cities

As road work nears completion on I-95 in downtown Jacksonville, a new interchange on the border of San Marco and St. Nicholas is spurring major development there.

Florida Department of Transportation

The planned opening of the I-95 flyover ramp at J-Turner Butler Boulevard on Jacksonville’s Southside is being delayed.

Governor Rick Scott last week announced the ramp was set to open tomorrow (Wednesday), but a delay in the road striping process is keeping it from opening on time.

A news release from the Florida Department of Transportation says the opening is now set for later in the week, depending on possible impacts from Hurricane Irma.

The ramp will allow drivers on I-95 South who need to turn east on J-T-B to avoid waiting at a traffic light. 

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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.


More changes are coming for I-95 in Jacksonville.

The Florida Department of Transportation says a new ramp from westbound Butler Boulevard to southbound I-95 will open to traffic Friday morning.

The ramp connects to a new overpass that merges onto I-95 south.

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Traffic is expected to be somewhat better on northbound I-95 through downtown Jacksonville Tuesday morning after major delays during rush hour Monday.

That’s when construction crews closed one of the three lanes because of problems with newly poured asphalt.

Florida Department of Transportation spokesman Ron Tittle says all northbound lanes should now be open. But he says that won’t fix all of the problems, which is why it’s important for drivers to stay focused when approaching downtown.  

aerial view of Overland bridge

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.