New Bridge Street Streetscape Project

New Bridge Street and City_Hall_Aerial-200525-04The New Bridge Street infrastructure and streetscape improvement project

Your City is working to make Jacksonville a better place to work, live and play. The New Bridge Street infrastructure and streetscape improvements will include a variety of improvements; water, stormwater, sidewalks, street lighting, landscaping, medians, delivery areas, and removing overhead power. The goal of this project is to improve infrastructure, reduce flooding, and achieve a beautiful corridor where neighborhood businesses can thrive and people feel welcomed. Expected completion date in September, 2024. 

City crews are working to minimize impact to downtown businesses. Customers will have continued access to local businesses and only partial lane closures are expected. Photo: 2023 image pre-construction of New Bridge Street

View looking down New Bridge Street of road crews at work near City Hall.Project Updates

October - December, 2023:

  • Overhead stop signs at New Bridge Street and Warlick Street will be removed and replaced at street level December 18-22. 
  • Crews are finalizing the testing and certification of the new water line.  
  • Once certified, they will  start switching over all water services to the new water line.  
  • Stormwater lines will be replaced.
  • Beginning Monday, November 6th, a lane closure will be in place from Warlick to just past Huerth Street (Charles Riggs office to just before Boomtown Furniture).  
  • Crews will begin replacement of storm drain pipes. 
  • Sidewalk demolition will begin in front of businesses.  Temporary ABC rock will be installed temporarily for pedestrians until new sidewalks are poured. 

Completed: Summer, 2023

  • Contractor finished cleaning up New Bridge Street 
  • Traffic control to the opposite side of road from Warlick Street (in front of Charles Riggs office) to Huerth Street
  • Crews tested the new water main. 
  • Stop signs will have been installed in the area of New Bridge Street and Bayshore Boulevard. The intersection will function as an all-way stop. (New traffic signals will be installed near the end of the project.)

Construction and Road Lane Closures

The City will closely coordinate construction activity with business and property owners along New Bridge Street. The construction activity will require the temporary closure of lanes, sidewalks, or other public spaces to facilitate construction. Drivers can expect lane closures and lane shifts during construction. Pedestrians may experience detours or some temporary closed crossings. 

We understand this will create challenges and frustrations for owners, motorists, and pedestrians. The City and the contractor are committed to working together to complete this project. 

New Bridge Street Graphic

 Noise and Activity

As we work to make significant improvements to New Bridge Street, there will be some short-term impacts. These include: 

  • Lane closures 
  • Noise 
  • Detours 
  • Vibration 
  • Gravel patches 
  • Parking challenges 
  • Dust 
  • Pedestrian routes

Art Renderings of the New Bridge Streetscape Improvements:

Traffic Signal New Bridge and Bayshore Blvd 1