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Traffic shifts planned for Overland Bridge Project improvements

Changes at Fuller Warren Bridge to Emerson St, Philips Hwy to King St

The two-mile stretch of Interstate 95 south of the Fuller Warren Bridge is due to be replaced in a five-year, $130 million project.
The two-mile stretch of Interstate 95 south of the Fuller Warren Bridge is due to be replaced in a five-year, $130 million project.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Traffic is scheduled to shift Friday night, weather permitting, as part of the Florida Department of Transportation’s I-95 Overland Bridge Project improvements.

Traffic traveling southbound on Philips Highway (U.S. 1) from Kings Avenue is scheduled to shift to the left onto a newly paved lane. The shift is necessary to allow the contractor to complete curb and gutter work.

In addition, traffic traveling I-95 southbound will shift back to its original configuration onto newly paved lanes between the Fuller Warren Bridge and Emerson Street. The shift is necessary to allow the contractor to complete roadway widening on I-95.

Motorists are encouraged to watch for additional directional signs and are reminded to follow the 45 mph speed limit as they proceed through the construction zone.

FDOT’s $160 million I-95 Overland Bridge project began in January 2013 to replace the series of overpasses that carry traffic over Hendricks, King and Montana avenues.

The 2.3-mile project is designed to improve traffic flow along the I-95 corridor south of the Fuller Warren Bridge to north of Emerson Street. It is scheduled for completion summer 2017.

Click here for up-to-date lane closure information on the I-95 Overland Bridge Replacement project.