In December 2013, Metro Jacksonville was the first to publicly raise questions about the Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT) plans to widen the Fuller Warren Bridge without including provisions for a pedestrian/cycling crossing between Riverside and San Marco. Well, the extra eye of scrutiny worked and Jacksonville will be a better place for it. Today, revised plans for Fuller Warren Bridge & I-95/I-10 interchange were released.
The new Woodrow Wilson Bridge over the Potomac River includes a multi-use path connecting Maryland and Virginia. Soon Jacksonville could have a similar path, strengthening urban core connectivity and offering a grand view of the downtown skyline. Image courtesy of http://bubikes.bostonbiker.org/files/2009/06/bridgebikers.jpg
Councilman Robin Lumb to unveil revised FDOT plans for Fuller Warren Bridge & I-95/I-10 interchange
Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville City Council member Robin Lumb, who has been working with the Florida Department of Transportation on revisions to the agency's plans to widen the Fuller Warren Bridge and modify the I-10/I-95 interchange, will unveil the revised plans at a brief press conference on Wednesday, August 6. The press conference will begin promptly at 2:00 PM in the Lynwood Roberts room on the first floor of City Hall.
Councilman Lumb will explain the details associated with the revised plans and will be available to answer questions. According to Lumb, the changes agreed to by the FDOT are "significant" and will benefit all of Jacksonville while also helping to mitigate impacts on the close-in neighborhoods of Riverside, Avondale, North Riverside, and Brooklyn.
Maps showing the revised plans for the project will be on display.
Source: City of Jacksonville
Previous Metro Jacksonville articles highlighting the evolution of the Fuller Warren Bridge project
The Fuller Warren Bridge Project
Bikes & Pedestrians On The Fuller Warren Bridge?
FDOT Misguiding Public on Fuller Warren Bridge Project?
Fuller Warren Bridge Widening: City Council Responds
The rapid turn of events on the planning of this massive infrastructure project illustrates the power of our community when we rally and demand more than the status quo.
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