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 Start Date: 2020-10-01
Anticipated End Date: 2023-06-01

Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.*

Due to weather impacts and other unforeseen construction challenges, the expected completion date has been extended to Spring 2023.

 *Occasional night and weekend work hours may be necessary - 24-hour work will be required during the HDD portion of work. 

Project Objective

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 overall project route and limits. 

Project Scope

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 Lane Shift - A. Phillip Randolph - Arlington Expressway to Grant - 7/12-7/31

The current work involves installing a new 8-inch water main across A. Phillip Randolph Boulevard near Albert Street. To safely complete this work, the contractor will be required to temporarily shift the traffic lanes on A. Phillip Randolph Boulevard from under the Arlington Expressway overpass to Grant Street while keeping a center turn lane open.

There will be several days where crews will be required to close all but one lane on A. Phillip Randolph and use a flagging operation to move traffic through the area. We encourage motorists to use alternate routes when possible. Please see the map below for details on the work area. 

APR Lane Closure 7.9.21

Temporary Road Closures and Detours - June 30th - August 30th

For the safety of our crews and the general public, the contractor will be required to temporarily close and detour traffic on N. Main Street from Phelps Street to E. 2nd Street, and on E. 1st Street from N. Laura Street to N. Liberty Street while these pipes are being installed.

The intersection of N. Main Street and E. 1st Street, and E. 1st Street to N. Liberty Street  will be temporarily closed and traffic detoured. However, N. Main Street between E. 2nd Street and E. 1st Street, N. Main Street between E. 1st Street and Phelps Street, and W. 1st Street between N. Main Street and N. Laura Street will remain open to local traffic.

Due to the installation of multiple water and sewer mains along the same road, the contractor will be required to open, close and detour this two block area on several occasions over the course of the next few months. Traffic will be detoured around each block using appropriate signage as the work progresses. Please see the map below for details on the work area.

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

Main St Wells Project

Progress Photos

Main St Progress Photo 12.1.20 (1)


Main St Progress Photo 12.1.20 (2)

Main St Progress Photo 12.1.20 (3)

Construction Conditions

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.