The controversial Fuller Warren Bridge widening isn't the only urban core roadway project that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has their eyes set on. The FDOT is also moving forward with plans to rehabilitate West Beaver Street.
Before there was an Interstate 10, there was Beaver Street. It's actually one of a few thoroughfares in the region that predates the City of Jacksonville. Once known as Enterprise Street, during the early 20th century, it was a busy industrial hub anchored by railyards, slaughterhouses, foundries, naval store yards and manufacturing plants. Today, unlike many areas of town that have been around for over a century, it still lives on. However, a cluster of buildings and industries developed during a different period leaves it with an architectural blend and market-style atmosphere that is unique to Jacksonville's urban core. After a century of wear and tear, the time has come to reconstruct one of its oldest remaining sections between McDuff Avenue and Stockton Street.