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A bicyclist pedals along the northside Arlington Expressway service road in 2019, just before the sidewalk expansion project got underway. Construction on the project is being speeded up, according to FDOT.
CYD HOSKINSON / WJCT NEWS

More than 40 road projects across the state are being accelerated by a week to 70 days to take advantage of a reduction in traffic because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Florida Department of Transportation has announced.

Dan Scanlan / Florida Times-Union 2018 file photo

Well those didn't last long.

The signs pointing I-95 drivers to The Jacksonville Landing that were added to a Downtown service road as part of the Overland Bridge Interstate Reconstruction Project in 2018 are coming down.

BILL BORTZFIELD / WJCT NEWS

The elevated expressway next to TIAA Bank Field in Downtown Jacksonville will be closed Saturday, April 4, as the next phase of the Hart Bridge ramps' demolition gets underway.

Florida Could Speed Up Road Projects While Traffic Is Sparse

Apr 1, 2020
Brian Cleary / Associated Press

Florida might speed up some infrastructure projects, taking advantage of motorists staying off roads because of the novel coronavirus, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday.

FDOT

Drivers on the Buckman Bridge will see multi-lane closures for road work this weekend, March 7 and 8, and next, March 14 and 15.

Workers test the LED lighting being installed along the Acosta Bridge.
JTA

If everything stays on schedule, the Downtown Jacksonville skyline will have a colorful addition in time for Independence Day.

News4Jax

More than a week after human remains were uncovered at a construction site on Jacksonville’s Northside, WJCT News partner News4Jax has obtained photos that were taken at the scene.

JSO Says Driver Shot On I-295 On City's Westside

Feb 10, 2020
Police said a driver who was being shot at on I-295 swerved into path of tractor-trailer.
News4Jax

A driver told police he was shot Monday morning while driving south on Interstate 295 between Blanding and Roosevelt boulevards, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Fuller Warren Bridge detour map
FDOT

If you use the Fuller Warren Bridge at night, here’s a detour you’ll want to know about.

BILL BORTZFIELD / WJCT NEWS

Demolition of the raised expressway that runs along Metropolitan Park to the Hart Bridge is expected to get underway soon.

Florida Department of Transportation

Oceanway area motorists exiting U.S. 17, which is also known as Main Street, onto I-295 South will soon have an easier time.

Trucker Suspected Of Double Shooting In Baldwin Shot By JSO On I-10

Dec 19, 2019
News4Jax

Jacksonville police said a man who shot two people -- one fatally -- early Thursday morning at a truck stop in Baldwin was shot by police after driving a big rig east a short distance on Interstate 10, according to WJCT News partner News4Jax.

Florida Department of Transportation

The Florida Department of Transportation will share its plans to reduce traffic congestion on Southside Boulevard at Gate Parkway at a public open house on Thursday, Dec. 12.

AAA Predicts Busiest Thanksgiving Travel Period In More Than A Decade

Nov 21, 2019
Will Dickey / The Florida Times-Union

The auto club AAA is expecting the busiest Thanksgiving travel period since 2005.

traffic light
oatsy40 / Wikimedia Commons

Following the recommendations from a five-year study, Clay County is getting ready to make some improvements to CR 220 in Fleming Island.

RUSTY CLARK / FLICKR COMMONS

A third lane is being added to the east beltway of Interstate-295 between State Road 9B and Butler Boulevard. 

U.S. Geological Survey

Drivers who use the Stockton Street exit at the I-10/I-95 interchange should start looking for a new route.

FDOT

If you thought the big Interstate-10, Interstate-95 expansions around Downtown Jacksonville would finally be finished when the Fuller Warren Bridge project is completed, think again.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

Drivers who use the service road along the northside of the Arlington Expressway should get ready for some inconvenience.

Visit Jacksonville

If you’re planning to head Downtown this weekend, you may be facing some detours or delays - depending on your route - as both the Main Street and Mathews bridges are undergoing maintenance work.

Summer Gas Prices In Florida Lowest In 2 Years

Aug 5, 2019
WWW.ENERGY.GOV

Florida drivers are seeing cheaper gas prices this summer, in part due to a global oversupply and rising tension in the U.S.-China trade war. That’s according to an analysis by AAA, the American Automobile Association.

U.S. Geological Survey

Two outside lanes of Interstate 95 northbound lanes approaching the Fuller Warren Bridge will be closed during the overnight hours from Monday, July 29 through Friday, August 2.

Senator Calls For More Hearings In SunPass Contractor

Jul 15, 2019
FORMULANONE / WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Sen. Annette Taddeo, a Miami Democrat, wants more Senate hearings on the SunPass toll-collection system and its contractor, now that state transportation officials have said they won't renew its current contract.

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The free ride on a portion of the First Coast Expressway comes to end Saturday.

Florida Department of Transportation

Motorists that use San Juan Avenue near Roosevelt Boulevard will be facing a detour starting on Wednesday, July 24.

Provided by the City of St. Augustine

Starting this week and continuing through mid-November, St. Augustine drivers will see lane shifts and intermittent closures along West Castillo Avenue to allow for heavy equipment and machinery maneuvering due to construction at the site of the future San Marco Hotel.

Florida Highway Patrol

There have been almost 100,000 traffic crashes in Florida so far this year with 838 deaths and more than 63,000 injuries.

Florida is cracking down on texting while driving.
Intel Free Press / Wikimedia Commons

Police can now pull drivers over in Florida if they spot someone texting behind the wheel.

JTA Bus Collides With Amtrak Train In Jacksonville

Jul 1, 2019
Dan Scanlan / The Florida Times-Union

Three minor injuries were reported Monday after a JTA bus hit an Amtrak train at the intersection of South McDuff Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard, according to Jacksonville police and fire officials.

Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

The Florida Department of Transportation has started construction on a new access road leading to the Jacksonville National Cemetery on the city’s Northside.

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