JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- FDOT Secretary Ananth Prasad said, "I am excited to announce that the Mathews Bridge will be completely opened to traffic well in advance of the Florida-Georgia game. I appreciate the hard work of our FDOT personnel and contractors in working around the clock to return the bridge back to normal. I understand the economic impact experienced by Jacksonville commuters and local businesses when the Mathews Bridge is closed. I also know the Florida / Georgia game is one of Jacksonville's largest yearly attractions injecting millions of dollars into the local economy."