Transportation

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.

 

 

 

 

 

RAP Debuts Free Podcast Walking Tour of Historic Riverside

City’s first MP3-based walking tour puts history in the palm of your hand

Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP) has released an innovative video podcast walking tour to celebrate Riverside Avondale’s recent designation as one of the American Planning Association’s Ten Great Neighborhoods for 2010. The free, self-guided multimedia tour begins at RAP’s popular Riverside Arts Market (RAM) and concludes in the heart of “new” 5 Points. It allows tour-goers to explore a small slice of historic Riverside and experience first-hand what makes the neighborhood such a wonderful place to live, work and visit. Downloadable tours are a growing trend worldwide, but RAP’s “sound-seeing tour” is a first for Jacksonville.