Why are improvements needed along the interchange?
Presently, about 250,000 vehicles pass through the I-95/I-10 interchange each day and that number is expected to increase to 290,000 vehicles per day by 2040. During morning and afternoon peak times the number of vehicles using the interchange exceeds the interchange’s capacity causing congestion and delays. In the late 1980s the interchange was designed to carry about 210,000 vehicles per day for the design year of 2015. Due to growth in Jacksonville exceeding the 1980s estimates, the interchange has reached capacity and is unable to move traffic efficiently during peak times.
What improvements are being made to the Fuller Warren Bridge?
The Fuller Warren Bridge is being widened along the southbound lanes to accommodate a 12’ shared use lane requested by the community during the public comment period. The shared use lane will span from Park Street to Palm Avenue and will be separated from the interstate traffic by a concrete barrier with a fence on top.
When will the project be finished?
The project is expected to be completed in late 2020.
Will noise walls be constructed in conjunction with this I-10/I-95 project?
The following noise walls are proposed with the project:
- 14-foot high noise wall from the Stockton Street Eastbound On-Ramp to Miller Electric on the south side of I-10.
- 8-foot high noise wall from Miller Electric to College Street on the south side of I-10.
- 8-foot high noise wall from McDuff Avenue to Rosselle Street on both sides of US-17.
How will highway lighting be addressed with this project?
The project will convert existing high mast light fixtures located along the project’s southern boundary to high mast shielded LED light fixtures. This will reduce the amount of light that illuminates outside of the roadway area.
Will any ponds be removed?
The project proposes to remove the ponds between College Street and Riverside Avenue beneath I-95. The drainage will be accommodated by modifying other FDOT ponds (on the east side of the St. Johns River). The ponds beneath I-95 from College Street to Riverside Avenue will be filled and left for potential alternate use (similar to the area under I-95 between Riverside Avenue and the St. Johns River).
How will construction and the ultimate project impact the Riverside Arts Market (RAM)?
Construction of the multi-use trail will require temporary use of a portion of the property currently used by RAM. The permanent configuration will impact a very small amount of the property currently used by RAM (just piers to support the multi-use trail). The area beneath the I-95 bridge across Riverside Avenue from RAM will be paved and available for use to offset the temporary impacts. The temporary impacts will begin in June 2017 and last about three years.
Once construction is finished, will landscaping/hardscaping be included?
FDOT is committed to developing and implementing a landscape project to follow the road and bridge construction. The landscaping plan will be developed in coordination with the City. The plan will balance the desires of the community, legally placed bill boards and the maintenance capabilities of the City and FDOT.