University Blvd Construction: Commuter Concern


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As the wheels of the weekday commute continue to roll forward for Jacksonville University students and faculty, so does the construction slowing them down.

One road construction project influencing the paths of JU commuters is the installation of a water main across University Blvd. N. at the intersection of Commerce Street. The project began on Feb. 4 and is scheduled to continue until Feb. 18, with the construction occurring from the hours of 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. during weekdays.

This will require two lanes of traffic and a turn lane of University Blvd. N. to be closed during the construction, however, only one at a time. Commuters will still be able to travel in both northbound and southbound directions.

The water main is a component of the Jacksonville Electric Authority’s Total Water Management Plan, according to the JEA press release. The primary provider of utilities for Jacksonville, JEA is constructing a pipeline to transfer potable water through the Arlington area, from the west side of the St. Johns River to the east side, according to the press release.

This is one of 28 road projects currently under construction within the Jacksonville area, according to the Florida Department of Transportation website.

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