FDOT plans $13 million project for State/Union Streets

Published October 30, 2015 in Transportation - MetroJacksonville.com

A pair of downtown's most dangerous streets are about to get a makeover. FDOT is planning to spend $13 million resurfacing and improving State Street, Union Street and the Mathews Bridge Expressway.

Scheduled to begin in December. The project includes resurfacing four miles of roadway from the western end of the Mathews Bridge to Cleveland Street at Kings Road, just west of the I-95 overpass. The project also includes sidewalk repair/replacement, ramp upgrades, drainage improvements and resurfacing Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway (Gator Bowl Boulevard interchange) from Grant Street to Church Street. In addition, Main Street between State and Union streets will be converted from a one-way to a two-way street.

Hubbard Construction Company of Winter Park is the contractor. The project is expected to be complete in spring 2017. Various daytime and nighttime lane closures on Union Street, State Street and the Mathews/Arlington Expressway, as well as sidewalk closures with detours, will be in effect during the duration of the project.

The FDOT invites the community to an open house on Monday, November 9 to learn more about a resurfacing and improvement project on State Street, Union Street and the Mathews Expressway. The open house is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Florida State College at Jacksonville Downtown Campus, 401 West State Street, Room T140 in the Advanced Technology Center.

The open house is an informal meeting in which those interested can drop by anytime between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. to get project facts including time frame, construction activities and traffic impacts. Construction project staff and FDOT representatives will be available at the meeting to provide information and answer questions.

Main Street will be converted to two-way traffic between State and Union Streets.

For more information regarding this or other FDOT projects around the Northeast Florida area visit www.nflroads.com. Follow FDOT on Twitter @MyFDOT_NEFL or http://twitter.com/MyFDOT_NEFL and http://facebook.com/MyFDOTNEFL for the latest updates.

Source: Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)

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