Lane closures scheduled for Downtown this weekend


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Several streets in downtown Jacksonville are scheduled to close Sunday and Monday nights from 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for drainage work related to the State and Union resurfacing and improvement project.

Northbound Julia Street traffic will be detoured to Union Street and Laura Street.

Julia Street from Union Street to State Street is also scheduled to close Friday through Sunday, Feb. 5-7. The closure will start at 7 p.m. Friday and will reopen by 7 a.m. Sunday, to allow for the installation of drainage structures at the intersection of Julia and State streets. State Street traffic will be reduced to one travel lane.

The $13 million Florida Department of Transportation’s State Street, Union Street and Mathews Expressway resurfacing project started in December. 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.

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

For more information regarding this or other FDOT projects around the Northeast Florida area visit www.nflroads.com. Follow FDOT on Twitter @MyFDOT_NEFL and facebook.com/MyFDOTNEFL for the latest updates.

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