Major road project coming soon on Arlington Expressway

Published on March 27, 2023 at 3:45 pm

A major Arlington thoroughfare will get a major renovation starting in the next few days.

The $26 million resurfacing of the Arlington Expressway, from the Mathews Bridge to Southside Boulevard, will take about a year and a half. The expressway handles an average 54,000 vehicles a day

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The project includes milling and resurfacing the expressway and its service roads, plus new signs, improved pavement markings and pedestrian safety upgrades, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.

The state will remove the Colcord Avenue exit, which is east of the University Boulevard overpass. The project also will renovate the Red Bay Branch bridges east of Arlington Road on the north and south service roads, with detours in place during the reconstruction.

Drivers can expect lane closures at night but not during peak travel times, holidays or special event days, the FDOT says.

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author image Reporter, WJCT News 89.9 email Dan Scanlan is a veteran journalist with almost 40 years of experience in radio, television, and print reporting. He has worked at various stations in the Northeast and Jacksonville. Prior to joining the WJCT News team, Dan spent 34 years at The Florida Times-Union as a police and current affairs reporter.

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