Jacksonville, Fl. — Construction crews have been working on the Florida Department of Transportation’s Your10&95 project since May of 2017.
While crews have nearly a year of construction under their belt, the project still has two more years to go. FDOT says they expect the complete project to be done by the summer of 2020.
The goal of the Your10&95 project is to make operational improvements and enhancements to the interchange at I-95 and I-10, The Fuller Warren Bridge, and along east side of U.S. 17 north between McDuff Avenue and Rosselle Street.
FDOT says the construction is necessary to cope with the increasing volume of traffic.
"Approximately 250,000 vehicles use the interchange every day, but that is expected to rise dramatically to approximately 290,000 daily users in 2040."
Changes to I-95 and the Fuller Warren:
This project will widen the Fuller Warren Bridge expanding northbound and southbound lanes from three lanes to four. Construction crews will also add a Shared Use Path on the Fuller Warren for pedestrians and bicyclists connecting San Marco and Riverside neighborhoods. Pedestrians and bicyclists will not have to worry about their safety, FDOT says they will be separated from traffic by a 10-foot shoulder and a stand barrier wall that is three and a half feet, with an additional curved fence.
FDOT says a traffic shift is expected to happen on I-95 southbound along the Fuller Warren Bridge during the month of February. It was originally slated to happen on December 4th, 2017. FDOT says the southbound to the inside of the Fuller Warren Bridge beginning at the Park Street ramp, and go back to its normal configuration after the exit ramp to San Marco Boulevard.
Changes to I-10:
Construction crews will be working to provide a dedicated ramp to Irene and Stockton Street. This is aimed at reducing the weaving traffic merging from I-95 southbound to I-10 west. FDOT says crews will be widening the overpass from I-95 north to I-10 westbound, allowing for future improvements along I-10 west.
When it comes to lane closures on the interstates, FDOT says they do not plan to have lanes closed during the day between 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Changes to U.S. 17 North:
New sound barriers will be built for the neighborhoods along the east side of U.S. 17 north from McDuff Avenue to Rosselle Street. FDOT says there will be lane closures on U.S. 17 North to make this a reality. However, lane closures will not happen between 6 a.m. – 10 a.m. and no closures southbound on U.S. 17 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
The Florida Department of Transportation hired Archer Western as the contractor to complete this project for $126 million.