West Grid - Wilson to Ortega Farms 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: 2019-01-02
Anticipated End Date: 2020-07-31

Normal work schedule is Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please note that in some circumstances, evening and weekend work hours may be necessary. 

Project Objective

JEA has completed work to replace and upsize an existing 24-inch sewer transmission main which had reached the end of its service life. This pipe serves a large segment of Jacksonville’s west side, conveying approximately 3.6 million gallons a day of sewage to JEA’s nearby Southwest Water Treatment Facility. The new 30-inch sewer transmission main will provide better sewer service reliability and assist with future growth in the area.              

The new sewer transmission main was installed starting near the intersection of Ortega Farms Boulevard and Timuquana Road, north along Ortega Farms Road, cross Fishing Creek at the City’s Wayne B. Stevens Boat Ramp, continuing along Confederate Point Road, Cedar Hills Boulevard, Sunbury Avenue and ended at the southwest corner of  Wilson Boulevard and Aldington Drive.

Final Paving Update - July 2020

The contractor is returning to complete final paving of the project area in two phases (see work area maps below). The below dates and work hours are approximate and depending on weather, are highly subject to change. 

Phase 1 - July 13, 2020 to July 17, 2020 (7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

  • All lanes of Ortega Farms Boulevard from Timuquana Road to Wayne B Stevens Boat Ramp (Seaboard Avenue)

Phase 2 -  July 17, 2020 to July 24th, 2020 (7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

  • East bound lanes of Wilson Boulevard between Aldington Drive and Sudbury Avenue
  • Both lanes of Sudbury Avenue between Wilson Boulevard and Cedar Hills Boulevard
  • Both lanes of Cedar Hills Boulevard between Sudbury Avenue and Blanding Boulevard
  • All lanes of Confederate Point Road between Blanding Boulevard and Fishing Creek (La Moya Avenue)

Residents in the immediate area will have limited access to their street and driveways during paving operations. Any vehicles left on the street may be towed

Phase 1 - Paving Area Map

West Grid SIP Phase 1 Paving Area Map

Phase 2 - Paving Area Map

West Grid SIP Phase 2 Paving Area Map

Project Area Map

West Grid NB

Progress Photos - Ortega Farms Boulevard - April 28, 2020

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Progress Photo - Sewer By-pass Line on Ortega Farms

West Grid Progress Photo 4.22

Progress Photo - Sudbury Avenue

Sudbury Progress Photo 10.17.19

Progress Photo - Wilson Boulevard

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Progress Photo - Jack and Bore Under Blanding Boulevard

Confederate Point JB

Construction Conditions and Tree Trimming

Construction will primarily occur in the City of Jacksonville (COJ) and Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) rights of way, roads and easements. The contractor will begin with mobilizing equipment and locating existing utilities within the project limits to locate the public rights of way and existing utilities (JEA, AT&T, Comcast, TECO Gas, etc.). 

The contractor will be required to temporarily close portions of roads to thru-traffic to complete the installation of the new sewer force main. These closures are necessary for the both the safety of the workers and the general public. Residents and businesses that reside within the project boundaries will be provided access and are permitted to drive (with caution) within the construction area. There will be times during the day when customers may have limited  access when the contractor is working directly in front of homes or businesses. The COJ’s Wayne B. Stevens Boat Ramp will remain accessible during construction. 

Tree trimming will be required in areas with low-hanging tree branches in order to safely navigate equipment through the project area. 

Restoration of Project Area

Restoration of the project area will begin after the sewer line has been tested and cleared for use. Upon completion of the project, any existing pavement, concrete (sidewalks and driveways), grass, landscaping, or irrigation impacted during construction will be returned to its pre-construction condition.