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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 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.
JEA is continuing work to replace and upsize an existing 24-inch sewer transmission main which has 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. When completed, this 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 will be 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 ending at the southwest corner of Wilson Boulevard and Aldington Drive.
Following the completion of this work, JEA’s contractor will soon return to mill and resurface Ortega Farms Boulevard from Timuquana Road to Seaboard Avenue.
Project Area Map
Progress Photos - Ortega Farms Boulevard - April 28, 2020
Progress Photo - Sewer By-pass Line on Ortega Farms
Progress Photo - Sudbury Avenue
Progress Photo - Wilson Boulevard
Progress Photo - Jack and Bore Under Blanding Boulevard
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.