The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) began traffic signal updates on State Road 139/Kings Road from Cleveland Street to Division Street in May 2019. Traffic signals are being upgraded from existing strain poles to mast arms at the following intersections: Cleveland Street, Eaverson Street, Myrtle Avenue, Tyler Street, Fairfax Street, Spires Avenue, Kings Park Drive, Canal Street, and Division Street.
To improve safety and address sight distance concerns, the City of Jacksonville has requested FDOT to reconstruct the West 3rd Street and North Myrtle Avenue intersection. The reconstructive work at West 3rd Street and North Myrtle Avenue will include permanently closing the intersection, building a cul-de-sac and sidewalk , curb and gutter. Other construction work in this project will include updating pedestrian signals, street signs, sidewalk repairs, curb and gutter work and other incidental construction items.
An informal open house for the project was held on Monday, March 25, 2019, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the FDOT Training Building, 2198 Edison Avenue Jacksonville, Florida 32204. Those interested in learning more information about the traffic signal improvement project attended the informal meeting. Project team members and FDOT staff were available to answer questions, discuss traffic impacts and construction activities.
James D. Hinson Electrical Contracting Co. Inc., is the contractor. The $2.8 million project is scheduled to be complete in summer 2020, weather and unforeseen circumstances permitting.