Main Street Water Treatment Facility Water and Sewer 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 End Date: 2022-11-30
Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.*
*Occasional night and weekend work hours may be necessary - 24-hour work will be required during the HDD portion of work.
The primary purpose of this project is to install a new 36-inch transmission water main from JEA’s Main Street Water Treatment Facility located on N. Main Street to a connection point at the intersection of Beaver Street and Franklin Street near the Jacksonville Fairgrounds at the Sports Complex. These new water lines will connect to existing water transmission lines that will serve customers throughout our service territory creating critical redundancies in our water system.
As part of the work, a contractor will install a 36-inch water main under Arlington Expressway from Albert Street to E. Beaver Street just west of Franklin Street using a trenchless technology referred to as horizontal directional drilling or HDD.
Additionally, JEA will install several new raw water mains that will connect our existing raw water wells located throughout Springfield to our Main Street Water Treatment Facility located on N. Main Street to help bolster water production.
While we are working in these areas, JEA will replace some of the existing water and sanitary sewer lines throughout the project limits. This will increase customer reliability, water pressure and prevent future sewer cave-ins and roadway issues.
Please see the below map for the project route and limits.
The project’s detailed scope of work includes, but is not limited to, the installation of approximately 8,000 linear feet of 36-inch transmission water main, 3,200 linear feet of 30-inch raw water main, 1,200 linear feet of 20-inch raw water main, 4,500 linear feet of 16-inch water main, 1,700 linear of 8-inch water main, 1,100 linear feet of 6-inch water main, 650 linear feet of 8-inch sewer main, and other associated utility work. There is not any storm sewer (drainage) work as a part of this project.
Temporary Road Closures and Detours - March 8th to May 31st
For the safety of our crews and the general public, the contractor will be required to temporarily close and detour traffic on E. 1st Street from Hubbard Street to N. Main Street and N. Main Street from Phelps Street to E. 1st Street while these pipes are being installed. T
his temporary road closure and detour is expected to begin on March 8, 2021 and be completed by May 31, 2021. Please note, these dates are highly subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances encountered during construction.
Due to the installation of multiple water and sewer mains along the same roads, the contractor will be required to open, close and detour these areas on several occasions over the course of the next six (6) to eight (8) months. Traffic will be detoured around each area using appropriate signage as the work progresses. Please see the map below for details on the work area.
Motorists will be permitted to drive (with caution) through portions of the construction area to access their homes or businesses during pipe installation. Sections of driveways may be temporarily blocked and may require temporary removal and replacement to install the new pipe(s). Customers will be notified in advance by crews to allow for removal of vehicles prior to construction in front of driveways.
Visitors to the Mary L. Singleton Senior Center will still be able to access the parking area for the Senior Center at the existing entrances/exits located on both Hubbard Street and N. Market Street.
Please observe all construction signs, detours and general directions provided by the crews working on-site. JEA will continue to update this page and provide updates to the community on road closures and detours throughout the life of the project.
Overall Project Area Map
Construction will occur in the City’s streets, rights of way and easements. Motorists will be permitted to drive (with caution) through the construction area to their homes and businesses during pipe installation. There will be periods when area roads will have limited access or detoured while the contractor is installing the new water and sewer lines. The HDD pipe installation work under Arlington Expressway from Albert Street to E. Beaver Street will not impede traffic along Arlington Expressway.
Sections of driveways may be temporarily blocked and my require temporary removal and replacement to install the new pipe(s). Customers will be notified in advance by crews to allow for removal of vehicles prior to construction in front of driveways.
Restoration of the Project Area
Restoration of the project area will begin after the new water and sewer mains have 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 to its pre-construction condition.