University of North Florida Electric Reliability Project

Estimated Dates & Work Schedule

Anticipated Start Date: 2023-10-23
Anticipated End Date: 2024-03-29

Normal work hours will be Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Project Objective

JEA contractor crews (Heart Utilities) are currently working in the area to install new underground electric infrastructure to add an additional circuit that will serve the University of North Florida and surrounding areas. When completed, this work will accommodate future growth in the area and provide for better power quality and reliability.

This work includes the installation of new electric main feeder line, protective conduit, and electric manholes along the project route. Once the new manholes have been installed, the contractor will install the new conduit with a technique called horizontal directional drilling (HDD). HDD requires very little excavation, reduces construction duration, and is less disruptive to the surrounding community. Once the conduit is installed, JEA crews will then return to install the new electric cables. 

Construction Conditions

Work will occur along the City of Jacksonville and/or State of Florida property, rights-of-ways and utility easements. Customers in the area of the work can expect equipment being set-up in and around the immediate work site, as well as large trucks parked along the street and in the rights-of-way during construction. Customers may experience some detours and lane closures around the work area while this work is in progress. Traffic control personnel may be utilized to help direct traffic around the construction area. 

There may be times when driveways and entry ways are temporarily blocked while crews are working in the immediate area. Crews will provide advanced notice to allow time to move vehicles prior to blocking any driveways/entryways. Please observe all construction signs, detours and general directions provided by the crews working on-site. 

This project will not impact your normal JEA electric, water or sewer service and no service outages are anticipated to complete this work.

Restoration of the Project Area

Restoration of the project area will begin soon after the work has been completed. 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.

Overall Project - Work Area Map

University of North Florida Electric Reliability Project - Map