West end of Jacksonville Rail Trail to close temporarily for beam setting in Baldwin

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FDOT Media Release
June 16, 2018 11:00 a.m.

Jacksonville As part of the Baldwin Bypass construction project, the Jacksonville “Rails to Trails” just west of the trailhead in Baldwin will be inaccessible from Wednesday, June 20 through Tuesday, July 3 for beam setting, weather and unforeseen circumstances permitting.

The project includes constructing a new four-mile, four-lane divided highway beginning north of the I-10 westbound on-ramp and two new signalized intersections at Beaver Street (U.S. 90) and Brandy Branch Road.  Plans also include building an overpass across two CSX railroad crossings and an additional overpass over the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail to alleviate traffic congestion and improve operational efficiency of U.S. 301, which is part of the National Highway System and Florida’s Strategic Intermodal System (SIS).

Superior Construction Company began the $60 million bypass project in mid-August of 2018 and is currently scheduled to complete the work spring 2020.

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