Mobility Corridor Moncrief-Myrtle-8th Street 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.

Complete Streets includes improvements to Right-of-Way within a quarter mile of 14 high-frequency transit corridors aimed at providing safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Improvements may include bike lanes, lighting, roadway reconfiguration, and sidewalks.

Status

Transit Enhancements:  Completed April 26, 2017.

Complete Street:  8th Street - Revised concept plans submitted to the Florida Department of Transportation in December 2017.

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

  • Charrette

    January 12, 2016 - January 14, 2016
  • Transit Enhancements

    April 26, 2017 - April 26, 2017 Transit Enhancements Completed
  • 8th Street Corridor Public Meeting

    August 16, 2018 - August 16, 2018 Emmett Reed Community Center
    1093 West 6th Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32209
    This meeting will be an open house format.  Please join us between 4:30 -- 6:30 p.m. to view the presentation and discuss the planned construction with the project team.
    Use the link below to watch the video presentation shown at the 8th Street Improvements public meeting.
    https://youtu.be/SOsa1WgEfWY