Roadway Kernan Boulevard (Altantic Boulevard to McCormick Road)


This is a roadway widening project to reconstruct Kernan Boulevard from a four-lane to a six-lane urban roadway between Atlantic Boulevard and Matthew Unger Drive and four lanes from Matthew Unger Drive to McCormick Road. The road will have raised medians, curb and gutter, sidewalks, bike lanes, a 12-foot multi-use path on the eastside of the road and utility improvements.


A traffic detour will be in place between Ashley Melisse Boulevard and Nesting Eagles Way.  This portion of Kernan Boulevard North will be completely closed.  The lane closure and detour will occur from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on January 26, 2019.  Detour signage will be in place to direct traffic.  

Advisory:  The road closure will require a traffic detour and will likely result in delays.  Motorists are advised to exercise caution while driving in the area.



This will be the last segment of Kernan to be widened. It will enhance pedestrian, bicyclist and motorist safety, reduce congestion, increase mobility, improve drainage and lighting resulting in a healthier community.

Estimated Schedule

  • Public Meeting

    May 21, 2018 - May 21, 2018 Kernan Boulevard Public Meeting
    Kernan Middle School
    2271 Kernan Blvd., South
    Jacksonville, FL  32246
    This meeting will be an open house format.  Please join us between 5 - 7:00 p.m. to view the presentation and discuss the planned construction with the project team.
    If you cannot attend the meeting, or want to see it again, click on the link below to view the Kernan video presentation.
  • Construction (Design-Build)

    October 31, 2017 - March 31, 2020