Transportation

Beach Boulevard Construction Causes Headaches for Drivers, Business Owners

Beach Boulevard Construction Causes Headaches for Drivers, Business Owners

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --  Driving down Beach Boulevard is certainly no day at the beach for drivers.

"I hate it," said driver Mike Willoughby, "Beach Boulevard has always been overrun with construction."

People are dealing with construction woes between San Pablo and Hodges.

"It just seems to go on and on," said business owner Sue Pastorini.

Pastorini owns Curves on Beach Boulevard.  She said she'd have more customers if it weren't for the heavy trucks and construction barrels just outside her business.

"We're hanging on but it's really putting a roadblock in my goals," said Pastorini.

The $12.9 dollar project that will widen a 1.5-mile stretch of Beach Boulevard started in August 2009.  It is now 65 percent complete and will be complete in August or September.

"People, they're asking, when are the cones going to go away," said Mike Goldman, spokesman of the Florida Department of Transportation.

Intracoastal Waterway Project Completed

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has completed work on a $6 million project, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, to restore a portion of the Intracoastal Waterway to its authorized dimensions and prepare for future maintenance dredging events.

Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update Jan 31

Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.04/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.08/g, according to gasoline price website JacksonvilleGasPrices.com.

Temporary Closure on Dean Road

Weather-permitting, Dean Road between San Souci Road and Beach Boulevard will be closed to thru traffic on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 from approximately 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  The closure will allow for the installation of underground drainage pipes.

Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update Jan 24

Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have fallen 0.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.07/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.09/g, according to gasoline price website JacksonvilleGasPrices.com.

Jacksonville Area Florida Department of Transportation Lane Closings Jan 22 - 28

Jacksonville Area Florida Department of Transportation Lane Closings  Jan 22 - 28

I-10/I-95 interchange reconstruction project

Lanes and ramps will be closed nightly at various locations within the project limits from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Sunday, January 23 through Saturday, January 29.  Detour signs will be posted. All work should be finished in early 2011.

 

I-10 resurfacing and widening project between Lane Avenue and Halsema Road

The I-10 eastbound on and off ramp at Chaffee Road WILL BE TOTALLY CLOSED on Thursday, January 27 between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Detour signs will be posted. Single lanes on I-10 will be closed from Sunday, January 23 through Thursday, January 27 at various locations within the project limits between 6:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. eastbound and from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. westbound. This project is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2012.

Dense Fog May Affect Many Florida Roadways Statewide Through Thursday Morning

Dense Fog May Affect Many Florida Roadways Statewide Through Thursday Morning

Florida Division of Emergency Management officials are urging residents and visitors to use caution during the work week as patches of dense fog may affect many Florida roadways statewide through Thursday morning.