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Homeowners May Have to Move for I-95 Project

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--It might help drivers on I-95, but more than thirty families could get kicked out of their homes due to an upcoming road project.  

It's a $224 million road construction project near Prudential Drive.

Construction on the section of I-95 is expected to begin in late 2012 and end in the summer of 2016.

More than 172,000 cars go through the area between the Acosta and Fuller Warren Bridges every day.

DOT officials say the access road is structurally deficient and needs to be torn down.

About a hundred parcels of land may be affected.

There will be a public workshop to talk about the I-95 replacement project Tuesday at the Duval County School Board on Prudential Drive.

Doors open at 4:30 and there will be a public comment period at 6:30.

 

 

 

 

 

Veterans Day Holiday Facility Closures

Most city government offices and facilities will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

Workshop to Discuss an Estimated $224 Million Improvement Project Near Fuller Warren Bridge

The workshop is Tuesday, November 9 at the Duval County School Board, 1701 Prudential Drive in Jacksonville. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and public comments will begin at 6:30 p.m. A formal presentation will not be made but the public is encouraged to drop by between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. to view the latest plans and discuss the project with FDOT staff.

The Willie Gary Classic College Fair, Nov. 13th

The Willie Gary Classic Presents the 8th Annual Willie Gary Classic College Fair at the Jacksonville Public Library –

  • 303 North Laura Street on Saturday November 13, 2010 from 10:00am – 2:00pm.  Admission is free. 

College recruiters will represent their schools and answer student inquiries. 

Workshops will include:

  • The Jacksonville Commitment - Financial Aid options and representatives will assist in preparing financial aid online (FAFSA)
  • note: your latest tax returns must be in hand in order fill out
  • Deciding between the SAT or the ACT
  • Steps to choosing a college major or career (see assessment online)
  • Students should come prepared with three transcripts in hand
  • Register online at www.williegaryfootballclassic.com

Jacksonville Annual Veterans Parade

The City of Jacksonville invites all residents to pay tribute to those who have served in the nation’s military at the annual Veterans Day Parade.

 

Jacksonville Area Florida Department of Transportation Lane Closings

October 30 through November 5

I-10/I-95 interchange reconstruction project

Lanes and ramps will be closed nightly at various locations within the project limits from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Monday, November 1 through Friday, November 5.  Detour signs will be posted. All work on this project should be finished by late 2010.

Creating Visibility on Halloween is the Key to Child Safety

Creating Visibility on Halloween is the Key to Child Safety; Life+Gear Offers Tips to Increase Visibility

Dark streets, distracted motorists and lots of children walking around make Halloween one of the most dangerous pedestrian walking days of the year. Below are both facts and tips to help your viewers (and their children) have a safe Halloween.