Southside Construction Update - November 2015

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A brief look at the status of various projects under construction in and around Jacksonville's Edge City, the Southside, during November 2015.

11. Interstate 95 at J. Turner Butler Boulevard interchange Improvements

The Florida Department of Transportation has awarded a contract for the design and construction of the operational improvements to the existing interchange at I-95 and SR 202 (J.T Butler Blvd.). Construction began in November 2014 and is anticipated to be completed in Summer 2017. The following roadway improvements will be constructed as part of the project:

A. Widening, reconstruction, and/or milling and resurfacing of SR 202 between US 1 (Philips Highway) to approximately 2,800’ east of Belfort Road.

B. Widening or full reconstruction of I-95 within the limits of the interchange.

C. Widening and/or reconstruction of the I-95 and SR 202 on / off ramps, which includes the reconstruction of the I-95 northbound off ramp to accommodate a westbound SR 202 turning movement.

D. Construction of a new two-lane, 1400’ long, flyover bridge to accommodate I-95 southbound to SR 202 eastbound traffic.

E. Reconstruction of the I-95 over SR202 mainline bridges.

F. Construction of a new roadway configuration and new bridge to eliminate the existing weave interactions along SR 202 westbound at the I-95 northbound ramp.

G. Permanently close the access to Salisbury Road North from SR 202 westbound.

H. Reconstruction of the SR 202/Salisbury Road South intersection to provide right-in, right-out movements.

I.Widening, full reconstruction, and/or milling and resurfacing of Salisbury Road South within the specified limits.

J. Construction of noise walls along SR 202 westbound, I-95 northbound and I-95 southbound.

K. Construction of new signalization along SR 202 at US 1 (Philips Highway), Bonneval Road, and the I-95 northbound and southbound off ramps.

September 2015

November 2015

For more information: D2 Northeast Florida Road Construction/ProjectDetails.aspx?pid=268&sid=All

12. 7768 and 7776 Ozark Drive

An office building is being constructed at 7768 and 7776 Ozark Drive. This development is located at the SE corner of the I-295 East Beltway/Gate Parkway interchange.

September 2015

November 2015

13. The Church of Eleven22

The Church of Eleven22 is in the process of converting the former Sneakers Sports Grille near I-295 East Beltway into a second church campus. According to the Jax Daily Record, building plans show the church wants to renovate the 19,105-square-foot building into a worship center that can accommodate 769 occupants as well as eight classrooms, a nursery, a community room and other areas. A mezzanine will provide additional office space. The 17,490 square feet on the ground level will include the 5,380-square-foot worship seating area and 680-square-foot platform.

November 2015

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14. Touchton Urgent Care and Cath Lab

9726 Touchton Road is in the process of being converted into a 3,400-square foot urgent care facility and a 5,267-square foot Cath Lab.

15. Great Harvest Bread Company

Great Harvest Bread Company bakery will open a new restaurant at 11526 Lake Mead Avenue this fall. Located just off of Baymeadows and Gate Parkway near I-295, Great Harvest will offer local residents a lunch location with freshly made sandwiches and a hot spot for daily baked breads and goods.

September 2015

November 2015

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Development update by Ennis Davis, AICP. Contact Ennis at

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