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.


Kernan Boulevard Lane Closure and Detour

Storm drainage improvements and water/sewer adjustments are required as part of the JTA MobilityWorks Kernan Boulevard Construction project.   This work will require a section of Kernan Boulevard to be closed. A detour will be in place to facilitate traffic through the Kernan Boulevard corridor.

The lane closure will start at 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2018 and end Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Variable Message Signs (VMS) will be used to provide motorists with advanced warning of the detour.

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