JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Attention drivers. Your drive down Arlington Expressway will be a little tricky for the next few days. With JEA and the FDOT working on projects simultaneously, you can expect closures and detours.
A major JEA project gets underway Friday night. Spokeswoman Gerri Boyce said, "What we're doing is we're balancing the aquifer withdrawals on the north side and the south side of the river. And we're going to put in a pipeline underneath the river at the Mathews Bridge."
That project will close one eastbound lane of Arlington Expressway, from the foot of the Mathews Bridge to the Arlington Road overpass. "This will be eight on/off ramps and this project will go through next Thursday," said Boyce.
But at the same time, the D.O.T. will be continuing its work on the Mathews Bridge. So all eastbound lanes will be closed from Saturday night through Sunday morning. Those hours were changed to accommodate weekend events Downtown.
So here's a recap:
- Starting Friday at 11 p.m., one eastbound lane of the Arlington Expressway will close for the JEA project.
- Starting Saturday night at 11 p.m., the FDOT will close both eastbound lanes. The DOT work will finish Sunday at 6 a.m.
- Then it will return to one lane until Thursday, August 9th, when the JEA project is complete.