Circuit 663 Electric Reliability Project

Project Overview

JEA and contractor electric crews are continuing work on a large scale electric infrastructure improvement project in your area, installing new electric transmission poles, distribution poles, power lines and facilities.  This project will consist of upgrading the existing 6.25-mile long circuit between JEA’s Firestone Road and Hamilton Street Substations (see overall project work area map below). This circuit has recently experienced increases to electric generation and service load due to growth in this area since the system was originally built in 1948. The circuit must be upgraded and replaced as it has reached the end of its useful service life for providing consistent and reliable service to this area. Once completed, the upgraded transmission system will improve your overall electric system reliability and prevent future unplanned power outages in this area. 

Estimate Dates & Work Schedule

Anticipated Start Date: June 2022*

Estimated Completion Date: Fall 2023*

Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.*

*Dates are highly subject to change, and in some circumstances, extended hours and weekends may be required.

Project Update - March 2023

Construction on this project began in June 2022 along the Shirley Avenue and San Juan Avenue corridor. Crews will soon be progressing to the next phase of the project which includes the replacement of the existing wooden transmission poles with concrete transmission poles along Jammes Road from San Juan Avenue to Raw Hyde Trail North.

The majority of this construction will take place in the City of Jacksonville’s rights-of-ways and easements. This work will require several pieces of equipment (cranes, delivery trucks, bucket trucks, etc.) to be set up in the immediate area, as well as several large trucks parked along the street and in the rights-of-ways during construction. Some tree trimming and removal will be required prior to the pole installation work.

The contractor will be required to temporarily close each separate block to thru traffic along Jammes Road between San Juan Avenue and Raw Hyde Trail North to complete each new pole installation. Every effort will be made to ensure that access to roads, homes and/or businesses are maintained. However, if a pole is being installed near your home, you may not have access to your driveway temporarily, and you may need to park outside of the construction zone (on the street) for the day. Residents will have access their driveways in the early mornings and evenings. Crews will knock on your door in the mornings to provide you time to move your vehicle from the driveway prior to construction for the day. JSO will be on-site to assist with traffic control.

Planned Power Outages

Customers will experience multiple brief power outages over the duration of the project. Customers will be notified prior to any prolonged (more than 1 hour) planned electric outages. The contractor will knock on doors prior to any brief outages.

View Project Phases Currently Under Construction

Shirley Avenue Electric Reliability Project

Jammes Road Electric Reliability Project

Map of the Project Area

Circuit 663 Project Map

Progress Photos - July 2022

See below progress photos taken on July 25th of the pole installation near the intersection of Shirley Avenue and Vista Avenue

Circuit 663 - Pole Replacement at Shirley and Vista - Photo 1

Circuit 663 - Pole Replacement at Shirley and Vista - Photo 2

Circuit 663 - Pole Replacement at Shirley and Vista - Photo 4

Circuit 663 - Pole Replacement at Shirley and Vista - Photo 3

Circuit 663 - Pole Replacement at Shirley and Vista - Photo 5

Restoration of the Project Area

Restoration of the project area will begin after the electric lines 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.

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