This FDOT project includes planned interchange improvements at Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway (U.S. 1) and I-95 (S.R. 9) and the proposed ramp closure of the Flanders Street connection to the Boulevard Street on-ramp to westbound Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway to improve safety conditions.
The primary purpose of this project is to improve existing and future traffic conditions:
- Improve safety
- Reduce conflicts
- Reduce congestion
- Increase operational efficiency
FDOT proposes the following modifications:
- Closing the northwest loop ramp
Installing new traffic signals:
- For westbound Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway to southbound I-95
- For eastbound Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway to northbound I-95
- Reconstructing and widening the I-95 bridge at Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway to vertical clearance of 16.5’
- Reconstructing pedestrian bridge over Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway to vertical clearance of 17.5’
- Installing noise barrier wall to reduce roadway noise at the southeast, northeast, southwest and northwest quadrants of the interchange
- Closing the Flanders Street connection to the Boulevard Street (W. 21st Street) on-ramp to westbound Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway to improve safety conditions
Hybrid Public Hearing Scheduled
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is scheduled to host a hybrid public hearing Monday, August 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. to discuss proposed operational improvements at the I-95 and Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway (MLK) interchange.
Project staff will be available to answer questions and accept comments online at nflroads.com/VPH or by phone at (415) 655-0060 (enter access code 799-991-014).
Citizens who are unable to participate virtually may attend the hearing in person at the FDOT Jacksonville Urban Office located at 2198 Edison Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32204.
FDOT staff and consultants will be available from 4 to 6 p.m. to answer questions and accept comments. A formal hearing and public comment period will begin at 6 p.m. Citizens are encouraged to use the virtual options available. Both virtual and in-person participants will be given equal opportunity to ask questions and make oral statements that will become part of the public hearing record.
As part of the planned improvements, the Department is proposing to close the Flanders Street connection to the Boulevard Street on-ramp to westbound Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway to improve safety conditions and install noise barrier walls at each quadrant of the interchange.
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