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FDOT finds $120 million: Fuller Warren to be widened
« on: December 09, 2013, 10:04:15 PM »
Houdini has nothing on these guys. FDOT just pulled a rabbit out of some place with this one. $120 million has been found to widen the Fuller Warren Bridge and to construct a flyover from the I-10/95 interchange to Roosevelt Boulevard. Work starts in 2016.




http://news.wjct.org/post/fuller-warren-bridge-widening-fdot-public-hearing-agenda-tonight
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Re: FDOT finds $120 million: Fuller Warren to be widened
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2013, 10:08:06 PM »
On CBS47 News tonight I thought they indicated this was adding lanes in between existing structure for the toll express lanes.  Also they said not funded yet. I could have heard it wrong though. 

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Re: FDOT finds $120 million: Fuller Warren to be widened
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2013, 10:11:32 PM »
State lawmakers will review the list of proposed projects and possibly approve the funding when they meet in March.
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Re: FDOT finds $120 million: Fuller Warren to be widened
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2013, 10:16:21 PM »
Jesus!! When we bought our house here in riverside in March of 95 they started on the bridge a few months later...now they're widening already??? Are they ever going to be finished with that fakakta bridge???

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Re: FDOT finds $120 million: Fuller Warren to be widened
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2013, 10:25:36 PM »
edjax - different projects, Action News talked about express lanes (with tolls) on 2 parts of I-295: between the Buckman Bridge and I95, and between JTB and 9B.  The report I saw didn't mention the project thelakelander is talking about. 

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Re: FDOT finds $120 million: Fuller Warren to be widened
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2013, 11:33:07 PM »
That's a lot of money to invest into a money losing bridge.

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Re: FDOT finds $120 million: Fuller Warren to be widened
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2013, 12:23:40 AM »
Wouldn't it be more prudent for the City to lobby FDOT to divert those funds towards constructing a new Matthews Bridge?

Talk about priorities. True the Fuller Warren gets congested, but its still a relatively new bridge and traffic is manageable for the time being.  The new Matthews bridge on the other hand may cost north of a half billion dollars and I can imagine every single penny is needed for that project.

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Re: FDOT finds $120 million: Fuller Warren to be widened
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2013, 05:30:16 AM »
So is this FDOTs way of backhandedly admitting that they totally flubbed the design of the I-10 to 95 south merger? Because it's not so much a capacity issue (you have like 6 lanes going north to 3 going south, all eventually merging on to one technical lane to get to 95 sb. whoever did the traffic study needed to be fired) as it is a poor design issue.
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Re: FDOT finds $120 million: Fuller Warren to be widened
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2013, 06:47:42 AM »
is it possible to see a rendering of this new ramp proposed?

also is it possible that the newly proposed widening might also include a local Lane between Park Street and San Marco much the same as what currently exists on the west/northbound side of the bridge from San Marcos to Park Street not requiring a merge?

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Re: FDOT finds $120 million: Fuller Warren to be widened
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2013, 06:49:06 AM »
Is there any information available on proposed layouts or alternatives for the Mathews replacement?

Work has been underway in Atlanta for the flyover connecting GA 400 and I-85.     

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Re: FDOT finds $120 million: Fuller Warren to be widened
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2013, 06:54:52 AM »
I wonder if this $120 million investment will include a bike/ped connection across the river to tie Riverside and San Marco together?
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Re: FDOT finds $120 million: Fuller Warren to be widened
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2013, 08:57:26 AM »
^ Come 'on Man!

You should know better than that Ennis.   ;)

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Re: FDOT finds $120 million: Fuller Warren to be widened
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2013, 09:05:38 AM »
Wouldn't it be more prudent for the City to lobby FDOT to divert those funds towards constructing a new Matthews Bridge?

Talk about priorities. True the Fuller Warren gets congested, but its still a relatively new bridge and traffic is manageable for the time being.  The new Matthews bridge on the other hand may cost north of a half billion dollars and I can imagine every single penny is needed for that project.


It was estimated at $700M about 8 years ago. Venture to say its closer to a billion now.

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Re: FDOT finds $120 million: Fuller Warren to be widened
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2013, 09:15:13 AM »
I can't imagine a new Mathews without lane expansion (atleast six lanes). A new six lane Mathews, plus lane expansion on that corridor would be astronomical in price. The feds are looking at priority number one, the very important I-95 over any other bridge in Jax. I personally think that the Fuller Warren is okay now, but that doesn't matter. Whatever the feds want, they're gonna get. 
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Re: FDOT finds $120 million: Fuller Warren to be widened
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2013, 10:24:31 AM »
From what I understand, this project is being considered an "operational improvement" so less analysis and public involvement is needed...seems a bit of a stretch to me and leaders need to ask some serious questions of FDOT.