Jacksonville, FL (December 18, 2016) Baymeadows Road is in line for a much needed facelift beginning next year. The Florida Department of Transportation recently held an open house at the Deerwood Campus of FSCJ where residents were briefed on the scope of the roadway project. District 11 Council Member Danny Becton attended to get the latest information on the plans.
The project includes improvements:
- Adding a second turn lane in Prominence Parkway going Westbound on Baymeadows Road.
- Various improvements on Western Way starting at Western Way Circle going north to Baymeadows Road. A second turn lane will be added going west towards I-95.
- West and Eastbound improvements at Baymeadows Road and Old Baymeadows Road intersection also adding turn lanes in each direction.
- Various improvements at Baymeadows Road and Southside Boulevard in addition to adding a turn lane going west on Baymeadows onto Southside Blvd.
Safety measures for pedestrians are also part of the project and include building a sidewalk on the south side of Baymeadows Road, installing countdown pedestrian timers at crosswalks, and closing a median opening on Baymeadows Road located west of the Southside Boulevard intersection.
The $6.6 million project will start in January 2017 and run for 320 days (not including weather delays) with an expected finish towards the end of the 4th quarter.
Plans call for construction to take place on weekdays and weekends. There will be no lane closures from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday on Southside Boulevard, Western Way and the I-95 ramp. No closures will be allowed from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday on Baymeadows Road and Old Baymeadows Road.
If you have further questions call or email Debbie Delgado of the FDOT at 904-360-5437 / [email protected] .