JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

A contractor working for JEA will be required to close portions of the north Arlington Expressway service road for the installation of a new water main.

The contractor will be temporarily closing the east and westbound lanes along with two exit ramps of the road from Arlington Road to Townsend Boulevard.

Construction will start Friday and is estimated to be completed by Sept. 13.

Map of Arlington Expressway service road detours

Eastbound traffic will be detoured north to Arlington Road, to Lillian Road, Lillian Road to Lone Star Road, and south on Townsend Boulevard to the north Arlington Expressway service road.

Westbound traffic will be detoured north on Townsend Boulevard to Lone Star Road, Lone Star Road to Lillian Street, Lillian Street to Arlington Road and south to the north Arlington Expressway service road.

Detour signs will be set up to guide drivers around the construction area. Electronic message boards have been placed in advance notifying commuters of this closure.

This work is part of JEA's Total Water Management Plan project, which involves building a pipeline to transfer water from the west side of the St. Johns River to the east side of the river through the Arlington area, ending near Bradley Road and Cortez Road.

For more information on the project, visit construction.jea.com or contact JEA Project Outreach at 904-665-7500.