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    FL DOT OPEN HOUSE August 3, I 95 Express Lanes

    The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) invites you to attend a public alternatives meeting regarding a Project Development and Environment (PD&E)Study on I-95 from J. Turner Butler (JTB) to Atlantic Boulevard in Duval County.This segment FL I-95 experiences peak period congestion due to demand that exceeds capacity. With expectations of continued traffic congestion, the purpose of this PD&E study is to evaluate the addition of express lanes in  order to provide capacity imp...  Read More...

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    Mobility Plan Update Community Meeting

    Residents of District 11 are invited to participate in the 2030 Mobility Plan open house  to become informed as well as providing input  on the City's priorities as we focus on mobility and livability.The revised 2030 Mobility Plan will re-prioritize the existing list of previously identified roadway and transit projects and highlight bicycle and pedestrian  projects in the different mobility zones.City officials, consultants and other community members will be available to at...  Read More...

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    Southside Getting Major Improvements at JTB / I-95

    If you are like me, you dread driving North in the morning and South in the afternoon on I-95 going thru the interchange at J.T. Butler Blvd. “JTB".   Read More...

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    JTA Announces First Coast Flyer Blue Line Dec.5

    The Jacksonville Transportation Authority introduced the second phase of its First Coast Flyer rapid transit bus system with the opening of its Park-and-Ride location at 7020 Philips Highway. The “Blue Line” extends from the Avenues Mall location located within the Avenues Walk development at the future transit station to the downtown Rosa Parks Transit Station with just 11 stops in between.Once completed, the four-pronged system will have cost of more than $150 million and will cove...  Read More...

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    Roadway Changes on Baymeadows Road

    Baymeadows Road is in line for a much needed facelift beginning next year. The Florida Department of Transportation recently held an open house at the Deerwood Campus of FSCJ where residents were briefed on the scope of the roadway project. District 11 Council Member Danny Becton attended to get the latest information on the plans. The project includes improvements:Adding a second turn lane in Prominence Parkway going Westbound on Baymeadows Road.Various improvements on Western Way starting...  Read More...

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    Sweetwater Announcement - New Traffic Signal

    On November 15 at the Sweetwater community meeting “Coffee with Katie”, more than 100+ residents turned out to receive the six years in the making news from District 11, Council Member Danny Becton when he announced that a traffic light has been approved, funded and will be erected at the intersection of Sweetwater Parkway and Baymeadows Road in 2017. CM Becton said this is the first of several District 11 Capital Improvement Projects that he made a “Top-Priority” and on ...  Read More...

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    Bill 2016-679 – Ordinance for Correcting the Name of “Philips” Highway

    In 1934, the section of US1 from the St. Johns County line to Johns Street near downtown was dedicated to Duval Judge Henry Bethune Philips who was the first Chairman of the Florida State Road Board, the forerunner of the FDOT, naming it “Philips Highway” with one “L”.The idea originated by the Southside Businessmen’s Club (SSBMC) as a result of Judge Philips efforts at building Florida highways. He had drafted the legislation that in 1921 created the state highway ...  Read More...

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    FDOT I-295 East - Managed East Express Lanes - A Look Back

    This past month, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) held its final public meeting at UNF to share its plans and to get public opinion to the scope of work to be performed regarding Express Lanes that are planned to be built starting in 2015 on I-295 eastern beltway from SR9B to J.T. Butler Blvd. (JTB) for approx.   Read More...

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    Southside Blvd Corridor Visioning Study Comes to an End

    For well over a year and a half, the JTA “Jacksonville Transportation Authority” has been involved with a community initiative called the Southside Blvd. Visioning Study, focusing on the future redevelopment of Southside Blvd. This study looked at multi-modal transportation improvements, integrated land use development and urban design improvements while involving the many local residents and neighborhoods along Southside Blvd..   Read More...

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