JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

For the duration of the Mathews Bridge closure, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is recommending the following detours around the bridge:

East/Westbound detours through the downtown area: Eastbound primary detour route is to the Hart Bridge via the Union Street Expressway to the sports complex exit. Westbound primary detour route is to the Hart Bridge via Cesery Boulevard to Atlantic Boulevard. Motorists should be aware of possible additional delays due to heavy construction.

Detours for Arlington, Fort Caroline and Regency areas: Interstate 95 north to Zoo Parkway to the Dames Point Bridge.

Detours for Southside area: I-95 south to Emerson Street and University Boulevard exits.

The following road closures are in effect:

  • East Beaver Street entrance ramp to Mathews Bridge
  • MLK Pkwy. southbound at eastbound Mathews Bridge exit
  • MLK Pkwy. southbound at downtown exit heading west into downtown


Because of the recent closure of the Mathews Bridge, the Jacksonville Transportation Authority advised its bus passengers who travel on the AR6, CT2, CT4, S1 and R5 routes to expect unusually longer trips until the bridge is reopened.