Revised Fuller Warren Bridge Plans Revealed


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.

Published August 6, 2014 in Urban Issues - MetroJacksonville.com





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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

December 2013

The Fuller Warren Bridge Project

Bikes & Pedestrians On The Fuller Warren Bridge?



February 2014

FDOT Misguiding Public on Fuller Warren Bridge Project?


April 2014

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.


PAGE 2: Alternative 1A

PAGE 3: Alternative 1B

PAGE 4: Alternative 2




Alternative 1A Plans revealed:



Alternative 1A (Not Preferred by FDOT) is similar to the alternative presented at the February 10, 2014 public meeting. This alternative addresses many of the concerns raised at the February 10, 2014 public meeting except the removal of the I-10 Roosevelt fly-over. The major traffic components of this alternative are:

Eastbound I-10 to Southbound I-95

Add a deceleration lane for the Stockton off-ramp. This allows all of the eastbound I-10 lanes to continue to the I-95 interchange. This will be accomplished with restriping and requires no roadway or bridge construction.

Widen the I-10 eastbound parallel access road exit to I-95 South from one to two lanes. This provides more time for traffic entering from Stockton Street to change lanes to go to I-95 South. This will be accomplished by widening the ramp to the inside.

Connect the auxiliary lanes from the I-95/I-10 interchange on the west side of the St. Johns River to the auxiliary lanes on the east side of the St. Johns River, thereby reducing a bottle neck at the river crossing. This is being accomplished by using a combination of a narrower inside shoulder (reduced from 10 feet to 4 feet) and widening the Fuller Warren Bridge (only over the water).

Connect the acceleration lane from the Park Street on-ramp to the Palm Avenue deceleration lane by only widening the Fuller Warren Bridge over water.

Northbound I-95 to Westbound I-10

Connect the Philips Highway I-95 Northbound on-ramp on the east side of the St. Johns River to the I-10 off-ramp on the west side of the river, thereby reducing a bottle neck at the river crossing. This is being accomplished using a comnination of a narrower inside shoulder (reduced from 10 feet to 4 feet) and widening of the Fuller Warren Bridge (only over water).

Widen the ramp from I-95 northbound to I-10 westbound from two to three lanes. The widening will be on the inside and will not require any right-of-way or adjustment of the outside barrier wall.

Construct a fly-over at Roosevelt Boulevard on the right side of the roadway to reduce weaving caused by the mixing of I-95 northbound and I-95 southbound traffic going to I-10 west and Roosevelt Boulevard.























Alternative 1B Plans revealed:



Alternative 1B (Not Preferred by FDOT) is similar to Alternative 1A, however, the Roosevelt Boulevard fly-over is replaced with a ramp that goes under reconstructed I-10 (I-10 has to be reconstructed and raised approximately 20 feet higher than its present elevation to allow the ramp under). This alternative addresses all of the concerns listed above. The major traffic components of this alternative are:

Eastbound I-10 to Southbound I-95
Same as Alternative 1A

Northbound I-95 to Westbound I-10
Same as Alternative 1A except the Roosevelt fly-over ramp is replaced with a ramp passing under I-10 at Roosevelt.























Alternative 2 Plans (FDOT's Preferred Alternative) revealed:



Alternative 2 (Preferred by FDOT) is also similar to Alternatives 1A and 1B. However, Alternative 2 eliminates the need for constructing the fly-over/under at Roosevelt Boulevard. The current excessive lane changing is due to the mixing of I-95 northbound and I-95 southbound traffic going to I-10 west and Roosevelt Boulevard. The lane changing will be substantially reduced as the I-95 southbound traffic going to Roosevelt Boulevard will be placed on the left side of the I-95 northbound to westbound ramp and will not be required to change lanes. Similarly, the I-95 southbound traffic going to I-10 west will be placed on the right side of the I-95 northbound to westbound ramp, thereby allowing all I-10 westbound traffic to move more freely.  The alternative includes constructing an additional fly-over within the I-95/I-10 interchange to overpass the relocated I-95 southbound traffic and retain the I-95 northbound traffic to exit onto Stockton Street.

Eastbound I-10 to Southbound I-95
Same as Alternative 1A.

Northbound I-95 to Westbound I-10
Same as Alternative 1A except the fly-over is replaced with the ramp modifications/additions within the I-95/I-10 interchange.
























Fuller Warren Bridge update by Ennis Davis, AICP. Contact Ennis at edavis@moderncities.com


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