JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- JEA and its partners completed the river crossing part of a water project they have been working on that has closed on/off ramps and one eastbound lane of Arlington Expressway.
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The river crossing involved installing more than 6,000 linear feet of a 36-inch water main pipe 60 feet below the floor of the St. Johns River, according to a news release from JEA spokesperson Gerri Boyce.
Boyce said the large pipe exited the drill casing near Talleyrand off Beaver Street around 5 p.m. Wednesday evening.
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The project, which was done by JEA hired design-builder Haskell and Jacobs Engineering with Michels Corporation, finished approximately four weeks ahead of schedule, Boyce said.
The work will now shift to removing barriers, a task that will be performed with the help of the Florida Department of Transportation. FDOT plans to close eastbound travel lanes on the Mathews Bridge from Wednesday night to 6 a.m. August 16.
Once the barriers are removed all roads, ramps and overpasses will return to their normal pre-construction traffic patterns. All barriers are expected to be removed by approximately 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon.
First Coast News