Interstate 95

aerial view of Overland bridge

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.

SunPass highway sign
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Time is running out for about 100,000 SunPass customers to convert, for free, to new transponders.

Older, battery-operated transponders used for Florida toll roads and some bridges become obsolete with the New Year.

Peter Haden / WJCT News

The widening of Interstate 95 on Jacksonville’s Southside has come with the usual growing pains of progress: traffic congestion, lane closures and noise. The project has put one church congregation between the road and a hard place — and into a legal battle with the state.

If you come to worship at Glorious Bethlehem Temple and you forget your tambourine, Pastor Donald Richardson says, don’t worry. Richardson says some parishioners just pick up an instrument and join in. 

Jessica Palombo / WJCT

U.S. roads and bridges aren’t getting enough maintenance to keep drivers safe. That was the message the U.S. Transportation Secretary delivered in Jacksonville today. Secretary Anthony Foxx says the solution is a proposed spending bill called the Grow America Act.