The project to widen and reconstruct I-95 through the urban core to a minimum of ten lanes is anticipated to be done in two phases. Phase I, from I-10 to Beaver Street, is tentatively projected to start around December 2025, followed by Phase II from Beaver Street to MLK Jr. Parkway.
South Segment - Kings Road to Interstate 10 (Phase I)
Phase I plans indicate changes to Park Street in Brooklyn between Forest Street and Interstate 95, presenting an opportunity to improve this section of the corridor between Five Points and a proposed lane repurposing project by the City of Jacksonville and the Downtown Investment Authority. The project would also eliminate the ability to make a southbound left turn into Brooklyn from Campbell Hill, LaVilla and the Rail Yard District from Myrtle Avenue. A complex series of ramps between Church and Union Streets would be modified, resulting in a potential roundabout at Beaver Street and an interchange at Church Street, impacting the planned Emerald Trail’s LaVilla Link.
North Segment - MLK Jr. Parkway to Kings Road (Phase II)
Concept plans for Phase II include a variety of ramp and turn lane improvements at the 8th Street interchange. A major gateway to two National Register Historic Districts and the main campus of UF Health Jacksonville, the project offers a unique opportunity to create a new gateway into two of the city’s oldest pedestrian scale neighborhoods. As currently illustrated, the interchange would not include opportunities for pedestrians to cross West 8th Street.
An opportunity to provide feedback on the latest I-95 project will be held virtually on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 1:00 P.M.
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