Currently, FDOT is in the process of conducting a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study for the $170 million expansion of Interstate 95 between Interstate 10 and Beaver Street through LaVilla. The intent of the project is to improve safety, capacity, and overall traffic operations in order to accommodate future population and economic growth throughout Duval County.
According to FDOT, Interstate 95 is a major north-south corridor in Duval County for commuters, tourists and freight traffic. It connects employment centers in Downtown Jacksonville, Southpoint, and Baymeadows Center to residential communities in southern Duval County. I-95 is also a major freight corridor and carries goods and commodities shipped through seaports and airports. It was last widened in 1999 and no major capacity improvements have taken place in over 20 years.
Proposed improvements include adding up to two 12-foot travel lanes in each direction, deck replacement and rehabilitation of the Myrtle Avenue Bridge, and intersection and roadway improvements at Church Street, Beaver Street, and West Union Street. If designed in an inclusive and equitable manner, the project offers the opportunity to assist in the revitalization of LaVilla and serve as an improved gateway into the urban core. Construction is anticipated to start in 2023.
The Public Kickoff Meeting for the project will be held Virtually on August 2, 2022, at 6-7 PM and In-Person on August 4, 2022, at 4:30 – 6:30 PM at the FDOT Jacksonville Urban Office Training Center.
This hearing is being conducted in a hybrid format to provide multiple ways for the public to receive information about the project and provide input. This format uses both a virtual and an in-person component.
Virtual/Online Option - Tuesday August 2, 2022, 6-7 PM
Interested persons may join the hearing from a computer, tablet, or mobile device. The hearing is a free live presentation/webinar over the internet. For this option, advanced registration is required. Click Here to Register or log on to www.nflroads.com/vph (Please note, Internet Explorer cannot be used to register or attend this webinar). Once registered, participants will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the hearing online.
Phone Option (Listen Only) - Tuesday August 2, 2022, 6-7 PM
Participants may join the meeting in listen-only mode by dialing (213) 929-4212 and entering the passcode 523-657-785 when prompted.
In-Person Option - Thursday August 4, 2022, doors open at 4:30 PM
Attend in person at the FDOT Urban Office Training Center, 2198 Edison Ave., Jacksonville, Florida.