Main Street Bridge

The Florida Times-Union

The Acosta Bridge in downtown Jacksonville will once again become a focal point at night as the Jacksonville Transportation Authority prepares to install new LED lighting.

FDOT

Downtown Jacksonville’s Main Street Bridge will be closed weeknights for the next two weeks.

The Main Street Bridge in Downtown Jacksonville
Blake Allen

Jacksonville’s Main Street Bridge will be closing nightly this week and be completely closed the next two weekends as crews reinstall an overhead temporary work platform that was removed as a precaution in preparation for Hurricane Irma.

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.

The Main Street Bridge in Downtown Jacksonville
Blake Allen

The Florida Department of Transportation is investigating damage to Jacksonville’s Main Street Bridge after a river cruise ship crashed into it Friday evening.

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JACKSONVILLE – The Main Street Bridge rehabilitation project in downtown Jacksonville will begin this week.

Denise Cox / WJCT

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About 40 Duval County bridges have been rated “structurally deficient” or “functionally obsolete” by the Florida Department of Transportation.  

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Florida Department of Transportation

Drivers between downtown Jacksonville and San Marco should notice fewer delays in their commute. Work on the Main Street Bridge is complete after 17 months.

But Florida Transportation Department spokesman Ron Tittle says that work was just a drop in the bucket. Crews continue on nearby projects including the I-95 Overland Bridge. Tittle says, in Jacksonville this year, $400 million is going toward road construction and maintenance.

Denise Cox / WJCT

With crowds expected to flock to next week’s One Spark festival in downtown Jacksonville, work on the Main Street Bridge will be temporarily paused. The project of rehabbing the nearly 70-year-old bridge often causes delays with frequent lane closures. That work is scheduled to be complete by summer, but Florida Transportation Department spokesman Ron Tittle says other traffic delays are here to stay.

Florida Department of Transportation

The Florida Department of Transportation is looking for public input on a proposal to close the southbound ramp from Independent Drive to the Main Street Bridge.

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The Florida Department of Transportation is scheduled to permanently close access from the Main Street Bridge in downtown Jacksonville to Hendricks Avenue starting at 8 p.m. on Monday night, February 3.

Governor Rick Scott, Florida CONNECT, and the University of Florida are in the headlines today.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT

The Main Street Bridge was closed briefly around 2:20 p.m. Tuesday afternoon after police officers looking for homeless encampments in a small wooded area between the Acosta Bridge and Main Street Bridge on ramps to I-95 happened upon two men cooking what turned out to be methamphetamine.

According to Lt. Larry Kitchen with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the JSO bomb squad and the fire department’s hazmat (hazardous materials) team were called to the scene. Vehicles coming off the Main Street Bridge on Jacksonville’s Southbank were rerouted onto Prudential Drive.