Two I-95 construction updates from FDOT

FDOT Media Release
June 13, 2018 10:00 a.m.

I-95 southbound single lane closure on Duval/Nassau County Line Conduit installation for ITS freeway project

Jacksonville – Motorists can expect a single, outside travel lane closure on Interstate 95 southbound near the Duval/Nassau County line over the next two weeks from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the following days, depending on weather and unforeseen circumstances:

  • Tuesday, June 12 through Friday, June 15
  • Tuesday June 19 through Friday, June 22The single lane closure is for installation of bridge mounted conduit (which carries fiber optic cables for the new CCTV cameras and overhead dynamic message signs) on the west side of the bridge.The 17-mile ITS Freeway Management project began in November 2017 with completion anticipated in spring 2019, depending on weather and unforeseen delays.

Interstate 95 northbound daytime single lane closure before exit 373 in Yulee

Yulee – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will have a single inside lane closure on Interstate 95 northbound a half mile before exit 373 in Yulee, between 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, weather permitting. The closure will allow construction crews to work on shoulder widening and asphalt pavement work. The exit ramp to Yulee, Callahan, Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island will not be affected by this lane closure.

This project in Yulee consists of reconstruction and widening of 2.2 miles of A1A from west of I-95 to west of Still Quarters Road, widening of ramps at Interstate 95/A1A exit 373 (to Yulee/Callahan/Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach), and the reconfiguration of the interchange under Interstate 95 into the region’s first *diverging diamond interchange (DDI).

The widening project increases the roadway from four lanes to six lanes and includes raised medians, bicycle lanes, curbs and gutters, sidewalks and high mast lighting.

The project costs approximately $40 million and is expected to be completed by summer 2020 depending on weather and unforeseen delays.

*A diverging diamond interchange (DDI) is a type of interchange where the two directions of traffic below I-95 briefly drive on the opposite side of the road. This will be a significant improvement in safety, since long left turns crossing traffic lanes to enter or exit the Interstate will be eliminated. Additionally, the DDI promotes added efficiency with only two clearance intervals (the time for traffic signals to change from green to yellow to red) instead of the six or more found in other interchange designs. For more information about the DDI and to watch a video of how it will work for this project, visit: www.nflroads.com/DDI

 

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