Fairfax and 21st-Hubbard Electric Improvement Project

The goal of this construction project is to make the community even better by improving our service and reliability to your neighborhood. Start and Completion dates are subject to change and do not include final restoration of the project area. Thank you in advance for your patience!

Estimated Dates & Work Schedule

Anticipated Start Date: 2018-10-01
Anticipated End Date: 2019-11-30

Project Objective

JEA continues work to upgrade the electric power line that serves your neighborhood. When completed, this project will increase the capacity of the power line, thereby reducing chances of overloading the circuit which can lead to unplanned power outages.

The upgraded power line will be able to handle six times the capacity as the old line. In addition, JEA is replacing any old or deteriorated power poles along the project route and installing new conductor and transformers which will also provide for better power quality and reliability. JEA will not be completing any work at the individual electric meter that serves your home.

JEA will not be doing any work at the individual electric meter that serves homes or businesses. 

Project Dates by Phase

Phase 1: Anticipated Start Date; October 2018*  -  Estimated Completion Date: March 2019*
Phase 2: Anticipated Start Date: February 2019*  -  Estimated Completion Date: November 2019*
Phase 3: Anticipated Start Date: February 2019*  -  Estimated Completion Date: November 2019*
*NOTE: Start and completion dates are highly subject to change.

Construction Conditions

Residents will first notice locate paint marks and flags on the ground throughout the project area. These locates assist our crews in locating the existing underground utilities prior to the start of any work. 

Residents can expect anywhere between 5-8 large utility trucks in the area depending on the planned work activity. Power poles will be temporarily dropped off or staged in the public right of way portion of your yard until they can be installed. Several poles may be moved back at least 4-feet from the curb, road, or sidewalk to conform to current JEA standards for road clearances. Most poles replaced will remain immediately adjacent to the existing pole. 

Once the poles have been placed in the ground, crews will then install the equipment on the poles followed by pulling the new electric wires between the new poles. JEA will leave the old power poles in place until AT&T and Comcast change their facilities over to the new poles. Once this work occurs, JEA will return to remove the old poles. 

JEA may require some detours and lane closures while this work is completed. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office may be utilized to help direct traffic around the construction area. Any roads, curb, grass, driveway, sidewalk, or sod unintentionally damaged during construction will be replaced at the end of the project. 

Project Update - May 2019

The scope of this project has been expanded to include customers along 22nd Street West, 23rd Street West, 24th Street West and 25th Street West. This will not change the final completion date for the overall project. Please see the map of each project phase below.  

Tree Trimming & Vegetation Management

JEA tree contractors may be required to complete some tree trimming and removals prior to electric crews performing the necessary upgrades. Customers will be notified in advance by JEA Forestry staff prior to any tree(s) being removed from their property. Please contact JEA Project Outreach at 665-7500 if you have any questions regarding a specific tree. 

Planned Power Outages

Customers will experience brief power outages as a result of this work. JEA crews will be required to temporarily shut off power to each individual home to switch each electric service over to the new power line. Customers will be notified prior to any prolonged (more than 1 hour) planned electric outages. 

Phase 1 Project Boundary Map

 

Phase 2 Project Boundary Map

Phase 3 Project Boundary Map