JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Interstate 95 reopened Sunday morning after a large hole that caused lane closures for more than 12 hours was repaired.
The hole, estimated to be about 4 feet by 8 feet, opened Saturday in a southbound lane of Interstate 95, about a quarter-mile north of 8th Street. A contractor noticed the hole Saturday morning, contacted FDOT and got the repair process started.
Tracy Pace with the Florida Department of Transportation says they began work immediately.
"We were made aware of the situation, and DOT sent crews out there as soon as possible to assess the situation,” Pace said.
Pace also told News4Jax that patch work like this is not uncommon.
The hole and subsequent repairs caused traffic backups in the area. Initially, only one lane was open to traffic, but a second lane was reopened overnight. The exit ramp to 20th Street was also closed, but reopened when the work was complete.
FDOT crews had the hole patched around 6 a.m. Sunday. The southbound lanes opened just after 9 a.m. Sunday, once the concrete was dry.