Transportation

Cecil Airport Wins State Approval as Official ‘Space Territory’

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) announced that it received support from the State of Florida in its efforts to transform Cecil Airport into a 21st century commercial spaceport when Space Florida officially designated Cecil as a “Space Territory” on June 9.

The Space Territory designation affords a number of opportunities. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) now has legal authority to fund spaceport-related transportation facilities within Cecil to better accommodate horizontal launch space travel. 

Cecil recently received grant funds from the Federal Aviation Association (FAA) for the development of a Spaceport Master Plan.  Combined with Space Florida’s decision, JAA will now be able to pursue funds to design and construct new roadways, taxiways, and assembly and payload facilities. 

Weekly Gas Price Update, June 13

Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have fallen 4.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.54/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.71/g, according to gasoline price website JacksonvilleGasPrices.com.

Jacksonville Lane Closings, Week of June 13

I-10 resurfacing and widening project between Lane Avenue and Halsema Road

I-10 westbound between Lane Avenue and the Cecil Commerce Center Parkway (SR 23) and the I-10 westbound ramps at I-295, Marietta and Chaffee Road WILL BE TOTALLY CLOSED from 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 11 until approximately noon on Sunday, June 12. Detour signs will be posted.  One westbound lane on I-10 will be closed on Sunday, June 12 from noon until approximately 6:30 p.m. The ramp from I-295 northbound to I-10 westbound WILL BE TOTALLY CLOSED on the night of Friday, June 10 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Detour signs will be posted. The on and off ramps for I-10 eastbound traffic to Chaffee Road WILL BE TOTALLY CLOSED between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. on the nights of Tuesday, June 14 and Wednesday, June 15. Detour signs will be posted. Single eastbound lanes will be closed between 6:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. and westbound lanes may be closed between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. from Sunday, June 12 to Friday, June 17. This project is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2012.

OMCC Participates in Roadcheck 2011

The Florida Department of Transportation Office of Motor Carrier Compliance will take part in Roadcheck 2011, an international activity that will take place June 7-9 throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update, May 23

Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update, May 23

Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have fallen 10.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.75/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 8.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.83/g, according to gasoline price website JacksonvilleGasPrices.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Jacksonville during the past week, prices yesterday were 99.8 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 1.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 0.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands $1.04/g higher than this day one year ago.

Fuel Price Brief for the Week of May 15

Oil prices continued to trade below $100 a barrel last week to settle Friday at $99.65 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange—$2.47 more than the previous week. Prices increased slightly after Europe reported positive economic news and the rising waters of the Mississippi River threatened U.S. oil refineries.

Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update, May 9

Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have risen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.88/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.93/g, according to gasoline price website JacksonvilleGasPrices.com.