Portion of Arlington Expressway to close all weekend

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A contractor working for JEA will be required to close a portion of the Arlington Expressway for the installation of a new water main.

The contractor will be temporarily closing the east and westbound lanes along with several on/off ramps of the Arlington Expressway. To lessen the impact to the community, this work has been scheduled in coordination with the Florida Department of Transportation's ongoing maintenance work on the Mathews Bridge.

Construction will start at 8 p.m. Friday and is estimated to be completed no later than 6 a.m. Monday.

Westbound traffic will be detoured on to the North Arlington Expressway Service Road at the Arlingwood Avenue off-ramp near the North Arlington Expressway Service Road roundabout. Commuters will not be able to re-enter the Arlington Expressway westbound due to the FDOT bridge closure/detour and will be required to continue west along the North Arlington Expressway Service Road to either Arlington Road, Cesery Boulevard, or University Boulevard.

Eastbound traffic will be detoured to the South Arlington Expressway Service Road off ramp just after the Arlington Road overpass. Commuters will be able to re-enter the Arlington Expressway eastbound at a ramp located near 8016 Arlington Expressway (Kings Inn Motel).

Detour signs will be set up to guide drivers around the construction area. The Jacksonville Sherriff's Office will be present to assist with traffic control during the closure. 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 this project, visit construction.jea.com or contact JEA Project Outreach at 904-665-7500.