Two significant road projects will begin in Jacksonville within a few days.
JACKSONVILLE – Florida DOT is starting two big road projects in this Northeast Florida city. They will cost nearly $4 million to complete.
In the bigger job, a resurfacing and improvement project on Roosevelt Boulevard (U.S. Highway 17) next to the Jacksonville Naval Air Station is slated to begin on Sunday, August 14.
The work will occur for two miles on Roosevelt Boulevard from Yorktown Avenue to Timuquana Road (SR 134). The construction cost is $2.1 million.
The project involves resurfacing and other improvements on Roosevelt Boulevard. The northbound right-hand turn lanes from Roosevelt Boulevard into Yorktown Avenue and 120th Avenue will be extended. There will also be improvements to drainage, traffic signals, sidewalks, highway signs and road lighting.
Lane closings are allowed in both directions from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
The work should be finished in spring 2012. The contract specifies 210 days to complete the work and allows additional time for holidays, weather delays and unforeseen construction situations.
Duval Asphalt Products, Inc. of Jacksonville is the contactor on the job.
The other task will see a $1.75 million project to resurface and improve one-half mile of J. Turner Butler Boulevard from Belfort Road near I-95 to Philips Highway (U.S. Highway 1) Monday, August 15.
Besides resurfacing, the work also involves sidewalk and drainage improvements.
Most of the work will be done at night. There will be no impact on rush hour or commuter traffic since lane closings will be allowed from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., said FDOT spokesman Michael Goldman.
He said the project should be done by the end of this year. The construction contract specifies 90 days to complete the work and allows for extra time for weather delays, holidays and unforeseen field conditions.
Duval Asphalt Products, Inc. of Jacksonville is the contractor. The Jacksonville office of Jones, Edmunds & Associates is providing construction management and inspection services for the FDOT.