5th Street - Imeson to Melson Sewer Improvement Project

Estimated Dates & Work Schedule

Anticipated Start Date: 2021-08-31
Anticipated End Date: 2023-01-31

Monday through Friday, 7:00. a.m. to 7:00 p.m.*

*In some circumstances, extended hours and weekends may be required. 

Project Objective

A contractor working for JEA (Petticoat-Schmitt Civil Contractors, Inc.) is continuing work on a project to install a new sanitary sewer force main along 5th Street from Imeson Street to Melson Avenue. JEA is installing the additional force main to ensure the reliability of the JEA sewer system and to provide for future growth in the area. Sanitary sewer force mains are pressurized sewer pipes used to transport sewage to JEA wastewater treatment plants.

Construction Conditions

Construction is taking place in the City of Jacksonville rights-of-way and easements. Please see the overall project map below.  

5th - Imeson to Melson Overall Map

Pickettville Temporary Road Closure - June 6th - July 31st

For the safety of crews and the general public, we will be required to temporarily close W. 5th Street from N. Edgewood Avenue to Melson Avenue while the sewer line is installed. 

W. 5TH STREET - NORMAN E. THAGARD BLVD - TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE & DETOUR

  • Anticipated Start Date: June 6,  2022*
  • Estimated Completion Date: July 31, 2022.*

 *Dates are highly subject to change.

Electronic message boards will be placed to alert motorists of the temporary road closure. Residents and businesses will have access to their properties and be permitted to drive (with caution) within the project area.

Please observe all construction signs, detours and general directions provided by the crews working on site. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this work. This work will not impact your JEA electric, water and/or sewer service.

W. 5th St Detour Map

Temporary Road and Lane Closure Notifications

JEA will notify residents and businesses of the closures via email and message boards prior to the closures. Residents, businesses and their customers will have access to their properties and be permitted to drive (with caution) within the project work area.

Please observe all construction signs, detours and general directions provided by the crews working on site. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this work. 

Restoration of the Project Area

Restoration of the project area will begin after the new sewer line has been installed, tested and cleared for use. Upon completion of the project, any existing pavement, grass, curb, gutter, driveways or sidewalks affected during construction will be returned pre-construction condition.