6 January With $1 Billion in Roadwork Underway, Some Big Projects will Wrap Up in 2017 January 6, 2017 By Laura Pavlus General, News logistics, transportation, First Coast Expressway, FDOT, economic development 0 By Jensen Werley, January 5, 2017, Jacksonville Business Journal - Full Article Here This year will see the culmination of several major Florida Department of Transportation projects, including the Overland Bridge and construction at the intersection of I-95 and J. Turner Butler Boulevard. The first quarter will also have construction at I-95 and I-295 near the airport to ease the area’s logistics industry. Another big project in the first quarter with be improvements to the I-95 and I-10 interchange, said FDOT spokesman Ron Tittle. Additionally, work on the First Coast Expressway will continue, and Northeast Florida will start construction this month on the diverging diamond interchange at I-95 and A1A in Nassau County. “People get construction fatigue,” Tittle said. “But there is $1 billion in active construction in the area. It drives the economy and it’s adding capacity and encouraging people to come to the area. In the short term, it’s an inconvenience that’s providing long-term solutions. We have to stay up with the tempo and be prepared and build capacity in our system.” More about logistics in Clay County here. Related Clay County Business Owner, Amy Pope-Wells, Participates in Roundtable with President Trump Amy Pope-Wells, successful Clay County business owner of Link Staffing and Tira Diva, joins women small business owners at a roundtable with President Trump and Vice President Pence. Entrepreneur with Clay County Ties Forms Deal with Visit Jacksonville JACKSONVILLE – A former Fleming Island entrepreneur has formed a new partnership with Jacksonville’s tourism agency. Zachary Schwartz’s mobile app intoGo is now the official app for Visit Jacksonville, the agency that helps welcome more than 20 million visitors each year to Jacksonville and the region. FDOT Officials Stated Publicly That Construction of the Second Phase of the First Coast Expressway Will Begin in Early 2019 Florida Department of Transportation officials said publicly Monday that construction of the second phase of the First Coast Expressway will begin in early 2019 and take three years to build. Jacksonville is Open for Business and Willing to Make a Deal! Possibility flows - Clay County, Just South of Jax. Mayor Lenny Curry wants CEOs to know that Jacksonville is open for business and willing to make a deal. First Coast Expressway-Connecting Our Community By the end of 2017, the Florida Department of Transportation will finish buying the right of way needed to begin construction on the second segment of the $2.4 billion roadway that will, when completed, connect Interstate 10 in Duval County to Interstate 95 in St. Johns County. The majority of the 46-mile roadway will run through Clay County, the largest county in Florida without an interstate. Officials Look to Spring Park Project as Key Piece in Economic Development GREEN COVE SPRINGS | The natural spring that is key to the city’s historic past could help lock in its future, say Green Cove Springs leaders and economic development officials projecting new business and industry could come into the community just as the mineral water now flows through Spring Park into the adjacent St. Johns River. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.