5th Street - Imeson to Melson Sewer Improvement Project

Estimated Dates & Work Schedule

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

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

Temporary Road and Lane Closure Notifications

For the safety of our crews and the general public, temporary road closures and detours will occur throughout the project. 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. 

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.