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TRAFFIC ALERT: Arlington Expwy detours 11 p.m. Aug. 3 to 2 p.m. Aug. 9

Aug. 2, 2012

To: JU faculty and staff

Re: Arlington Expressway construction work

Please see the JEA news release below. JEA informs us that while all Arlington Expressway overpasses will be open during construction work on the road from 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9., eight on/off ramps along the expressway will be closed. This primarily affects eastbound travelers on the expressway. Those travelers who normally come over the Mathews Bridge eastbound might consider taking either the Fuller Warren Bridge on I-95 to Atlantic Blvd. to University, then traveling north, or taking the Hart Bridge to Atlantic to University, then heading north. Traveling north on Cesery is also an option.

Some other travel options are listed below, and a map by the Times-Union is below as well. 

Also, JEA advises that FDOT will have both lanes of the Mathews Bridge closed for bridge repairs from 11 p.m. Friday evening to 6 a.m. Sunday morning. 

Finally, a link to The Florida Times-Union’s story today on the construction is at 





For Immediate Release

July 30, 2012

Arlington Expressway Traffic Alert for JEA Project

Jacksonville, FL (July 30, 2012) – Portions of eastbound Arlington Expressway will be closed so that JEA can complete a water project across the St. Johns River. The closings are expected to last six days.

One eastbound travel lane and eight on/off ramps located along the Arlington Expressway from the foot of the Mathews Bridge to the Arlington Road overpass will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday, August 3, through 2 p.m. Thursday, August 9. Commuters traveling the Arlington Expressway (westbound) to downtown or to other points west of the St. Johns River will not be impacted by construction.

JEA recommends that motorists use the following alternate routes or detours to avoid the expected traffic congestion and delays on the Mathews Bridge and eastbound Arlington Expressway.

1. The primary detour for Arlington residents, who reside north of the Arlington Expressway, is as follows: Hart Bridge to Atlantic Blvd. to University Blvd to Cesery Blvd. to Arlington Road North. At Arlington Road, either turn right to get to Rogero Road or turn left to get to University Blvd. OR I-95 north to Heckscher Drive to the Dames Point Bridge to the Southside Connector to the Arlington Expressway, heading back toward downtown. All of the westbound exit ramps will be open to access points north and south of the expressway.

2. Commuters who use the Arlington Expressway to access destinations such as Mill Creek Road, Southside Blvd. and points further to the east and the Beaches, can continue to use the Arlington Expressway, which will be reduced to one lane.

3. Beaches residents, who normally use the Arlington Expressway, should take I-95 south to Butler Blvd. to A1A north.

4. Evening commuters, who normally travel Atlantic Blvd., should use Beach Blvd.

5. Evening commuters, who normally travel Beach Blvd., should consider taking Butler Blvd.

JEA is building a pipeline to balance water withdrawals from the aquifer on each side of the St. Johns River. The project includes a potable water transmission pipeline comprised of six projects or segments of large diameter water pipe (36-inch, 30-inch and 24-inch).

JEA is the seventh-largest community-owned electric utility in the United States and one of the largest water and sewer utilities in the nation providing electric, water and sewer service to residents and businesses in northeast Florida.