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JEA Arlington Expressway Project Extended
Jacksonville, FL - The closure of the eastbound travel lane and eight on/off ramps located along the Arlington Expressway from the foot of the Mathews Bridge to the Arlington Road overpass will continue.
JEA’s design-builder, The Haskell Company who is teamed with Jacobs Engineering and Michels Corporation continue to experience challenges at a critical point in the pipe pull-back under the St. Johns River. The design-build team is currently following established industry methods to overcome these issues. JEA is working with the design-builder, their engineering firm and drilling contractor to ensure successful completion of this complex project.
This change will cause the scheduled road and ramp closures along the eastbound Arlington Expressway to be extended. Once the contractor has more detailed information, JEA will provide an updated completion date and estimate for the opening of these areas.
JEA is working with all affected agencies and the public. This includes coordinating traffic with JSO and FDOT during special events and during the evening commute.
Commuters traveling the Arlington Expressway (westbound) to downtown or to other points west of the St. Johns River will not be impacted by JEA’s construction.
JEA recommends that motorists use the following alternate routes or detours to avoid the expected traffic congestion and delays on the Mathews Bridge and eastbound Arlington Expressway.
- The primary detour for Arlington residents, who reside north of the Arlington Expressway, is as follows: Hart Bridge to Atlantic Blvd. to University Blvd to Cesery Blvd. to Arlington Road North. At Arlington Road, either turn right to get to Rogero Road or turn left to get to University Blvd. OR I-95 north to Heckscher Drive to the Dames Point Bridge to the Southside Connector to the Arlington Expressway, heading back toward downtown. All of the westbound exit ramps will be open to access points north and south of the expressway.
- Commuters who use the Arlington Expressway to access destinations such as Mill Creek Road, Southside Blvd. and points further to the east and the Beaches, can continue to use the Arlington Expressway, which will be reduced to one lane.
- Beaches residents, who normally use the Arlington Expressway, should take I-95 south to Butler Blvd. to A1A north.
- Evening commuters, who normally travel Atlantic Blvd., should use Beach Blvd.
- Evening commuters, who normally travel Beach Blvd., should consider taking Butler Blvd.
JEA is building a pipeline to balance water withdrawals from the aquifer on each side of the St. Johns River. The project includes a potable water transmission pipeline comprised of six projects or segments of large diameter water pipe (36-inch, 30-inch and 24-inch).
JEA is the seventh-largest community-owned electric utility in the United States and one of the largest water and sewer utilities in the nation providing electric, water and sewer service to residents and businesses in northeast Florida.