Downtown roadway resurfacing project underway

Bus traffic will be imapacted during project


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The $13 million State Street, Union Street and Mathews Expressway resurfacing project began this week.

The project includes resurfacing State and Union streets from the western end of the Mathews Bridge to east of Cleveland Street at Kings Road, just west of I-95.

The four-mile roadway resurfacing and improvement project also includes repairing and replacing sidewalks, upgrading handicap-accessible sidewalk ramps, emphasizing crosswalks with additional pavement markings and repairing storm drain pipes and inlets. In addition, Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway (Gator Bowl Boulevard interchange) from Grant Street to Church Street will be resurfaced. Also, Main Street between State and Union streets will be converted from a one-way to a two-way street. (See below map for project limits.)

Various daytime and nighttime lane closures on State and Union streets and the Mathews Expressway, as well as sidewalk closures with detours, will be in effect during the duration of the project.

Lane closures are allowed on State and Union streets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.; double lane closures are allowed from 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. On Wednesdays, closures are allowed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

On the Mathews Expressway, lane closures are allowed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., but will start an hour later Wednesdays (9 p.m. to 6 a.m.)

Bus traffic may be impacted as well during the project. Lane closures are allowed near the Rosa Parks Transit Station between Julia and Laura streets from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.

During the utility phase of the work, lane closures will be allowed on the weekends from Saturday at 6 a.m. to Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on State and Union streets, however, no lanes closures are allowed on Union Street between Main and Pearl Streets from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays. 

Hubbard Construction Company of Winter Park is FDOT’s contractor and the project is expected to be complete in spring 2017.