Mobility Corridor University Blvd & Merrill Rd Corridor

Description

The corridors program is intended to strike a balance between all the functions of a street putting people and quality of place first with the fundamental recognition that street can play a major role in improving public health and community livability. In order to achieve these outcomes, potential corridor improvements considers how pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit users serve as partners in mobility, each contributing to a community’s quality of life.

Mobility Corridors are divided into two concurrent efforts: Transit Enhancements and Complete Streets.

Transit Enhancements includes improvements to existing bus stops within a quarter mile of 14 high-frequency transit corridors. Improvements focus on ADA accessibility and improved amenities, including concrete pads, shelters, benches, trash receptacles, and immediate sidewalk connectivity.

The Complete Streets includes include removing the existing signal at the University Boulevard and Merrill Road intersection and adding a roundabout.

Status

  1. Transit Enhancements:  Completed July 28, 2017.
  2. Complete Streets:  Currently in the Design Phase.  

Benefits

These projects will provide a safe, comfortable and convenient environment for walkers and cyclists, many of whom are trying to directly access JTA’s system. In addition, these improvements will support “placemaking” opportunities in areas to support community redevelopment and revitalization.

Estimated Schedule

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  • Charrette Northern Section

    August 05, 2015 - August 07, 2015
  • Charrette Southern End

    November 16, 2015 - November 18, 2015
  • FDOT Public Hearing

    September 18, 2017 - September 18, 2017 The hearing is being conducted at:
    Jacksonville University
    Gooding Auditorium
    2800 University Boulevard North
    Jacksonville, FL 32211
    It will begin with an open house from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., followed by a formal presentation at 6:30 p.m.