JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- While the work continues on the Mathews Bridge, commuters said the delays caused by the closure aren't just impacting their schedule, but costing them money.
Andrew Townsend works for a local landscaping business. He said since the closure, the time it takes to get around the city from job to job has increased in a big way.
"It's frustrating," he said.
The Florida Department of Transportation said the company contracted to to fix the bridge, Superior Construction, is making progress when it comes to repairs -- and they are on schedule. That's good news for Townsend.
"Time is money with lawn service work," he said.
The ship that hit the bridge in September is still between the Mathews and the Hart. The Coast Guard said they're still investigating what happened and the ship won't move until the investigation wraps up.
DOT told First Coast News there's no final word on if, or even when 2 lanes on the Mathews will open for one-way traffic. When repairs were announced, DOT said that would only happen when the bridge was ready to handle large amounts of traffic again.
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