Heckscher Drive from Blount Island to the St. Johns River Ferry resurfacing project starts Monday, April 3

The Florida Department of Transportation will begin a resurfacing and improvement project next week along seven miles of Heckscher Drive (State Road 105) from Blount Island Boulevard to the St. Johns River Ferry terminal entrance.

The project includes resurfacing, road base work, shoulder widening at various locations including Tabago Drive (Shell Bay), Heritage River Road (Joe Carlucci Sisters Creek Boat Ramp) and Rivercrest Drive, shoulder sod placement, drainage improvements and new guardrails.

Construction will occur weekdays and weeknights with some occasional weekend work. Single lane closures with flaggers will be in effect during construction. No lane closures are allowed from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The $2.7 million project is scheduled for completion this fall. Preferred Materials, Inc. of Jacksonville is the contractor.

The Florida Department of Transportation urges motorists to always follow the speed limit and stay within the limits of orange cones and barrels while traveling through construction zones.

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