Construction Open House scheduled for second I-295 Express Lanes

Do you recognize the interchange in this picture? While it might take a longtime Jacksonville motorist to identify the “before” picture, most visitors to the area near St. Johns Town Center and the University of North Florida today recognize the final photo: the J. Turner Butler Blvd./I-295 interchange. Another project breaking ground this summer to reduce congestion on I-295 is the second express lanes project in…

Wildflowers

Wildflowers! They’re arriving!

As one travels through certain corridors in Florida it is evident small flowers are beginning to pop up and bloom along certain roadways.  Guess what?  They may be wildflowers and we will begin seeing more of them around the state. Florida Department of Transportation’s Wildflower and Natural Areas Program has its roots in the wildflower program created…

Roundtable – Florida’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan

Florida Department of Transportation District Two, Northeast Florida is hosting a roundtable discussion about the Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategic Safety Plan Revision. Details are listed below. The meeting will begin with an overview presentation of the existing program, followed by an opportunity for participants to provide recommendations that assist in the improvement of pedestrian and…

Road Ranger to the rescue on I-295 Buckman Bridge

Road Rangers to the Rescue

A Florida Department of Transportation public information officer and area print reporter had the opportunity to ride along with Road Ranger Cody Parham with the First Coast Road Rangers as we patrolled the northeast Florida area around Jacksonville.   These particular days in late February when we rode with Cody were mild concerning roadway incidents.  We…