Road work begins on Emerson Street, lane closures expected

Lane closures expected from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Drivers can expect to find road work underway along a stretch of Emerson Street in Jacksonville's San Marco and Miramar neighborhoods starting this week.

Crews will be resurfacing a one-mile stretch of Emerson from Hendricks Avenue to Philips Highway, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.

So what does this facelift mean for drivers? Expect delays throughout the area, but lane closures will not take place during peak morning and afternoon rush hours.

As part of that project, crews will also be making traffic signal upgrades, installing pedestrian crossing timers, and sidewalk and ramp improvements where Emerson meets St. Augustine Road.

In addition, crews will be installing concrete medians on both sides of the rail crossing near Philips. These will be placed to discourage impatient drivers from going around the crossing arms.

The $1.1 million project is expected to be complete in spring 2018.