Transportation

Jacksonville Area Lane Closings Week of April 11

April 9 through April 15

I-10 resurfacing and widening project between Lane Avenue and Halsema Road

I-10 westbound from Lane Avenue to the I-295 on ramp WILL BE TOTALLY CLOSED from 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 until 8 a.m. on Sunday, April 10. Detour signs will be posted. The ramp to I-10 westbound from Lane Avenue WILL BE TOTALLY CLOSED from 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 until 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 10. Detour signs will be posted.  The I-10 westbound off ramp to I-295 WILL BE TOTALLY CLOSED from 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 until 12 p.m. on Sunday, April 10. Detour signs will be constructed. I-10 eastbound from SR 23 to I-295 MAY BE TOTALLY CLOSED from 10 p.m. on Thursday, April 14 until 5 a.m. on Friday, April 15. Single eastbound lanes will be closed between 6:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. and westbound lanes may be closed between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. from Sunday, April 10 to Thursday, April 14. This project is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2012.

Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update, April 4

Jacksonville, April 4- Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have risen 8.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.61/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 7.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.64/g, according to gasoline price website JacksonvilleGasPrices.com.

Jacksonville Aviation Authority Unveils New Public Art at JAX

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority and the Jacksonville International Airport Arts Commission are proud to present SKY BRIDGES, an aerial sculpture and the 13th addition to the JAA permanent art collection.

SKY BRIDGES, by artists Melanie Walker and George Peters of Airworks Studio, is now hanging from the ceiling of JAX’s newly renovated connector bridge. The aerial sculpture works with the architecture of the connector bridge to amplify the natural light in the bridge’s skylight areas. The arcs in the work relate to the air flight paths of take offs and landings and the structure is reminiscent of the many bridges which are landmarks in the Jacksonville area.  The forms literally float in the space by multiple thin suspension cables fanned toward the upper skylight beams.

JTA Holding Public Meeting on Southside/Baymeadows Project

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority will hold a public meeting this Thursday, March 24, 2011, to review the final designs and plans for the Southside Boulevard/Baymeadows Road intersection and roadway improvements on Baymeadows Road between Southside Boulevard and Freedom Commerce Way. The meeting will be in an open house format, where citizens can come by, watch a short video, review displays, ask questions of staff and provide comments about the project. Meeting details are available below:

When: Thursday, March 24, 2011 4:30?6:30 p.m.

Where: FSCJ Deerwood Campus Room B?1204

Fuel Price Brief for the Week of March 20

The national average price of unleaded regular gasoline is $3.54 per gallon, once-cent less than last week. Florida’s average price of $3.56 and Tennessee’s average price of $3.40 both decreased 2 cents from last week. While Georgia’s average price of $3.45 decreased 4 cents from last week, respectively.

Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update, March 14

Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have risen 0.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.52/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.53/g, according to gasoline price website JacksonvilleGasPrices.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Jacksonville during the past week, prices yesterday were 74.5 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 41.8 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 40.5 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 74.5 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

High Gas Prices has People Looking at Motor Scooters

High Gas Prices has People Looking at Motor Scooters

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Motor scooter sales have doubled in the last month at one local Honda dealership and the manager there said it may double in the next month.

The bad news is good news for some. "You've got to make the best of a bad situation, so we'll take it," said Jed Klimas, general manager of Honda Jacksonville on Atlantic Boulevard.

A lot of people who usually aren't consumers of power sports are looking at scooters and motorcycles, said Klimas. "They are kind of exploring that option now because fuel prices have gone up. It provides economical transportation and it's a little bit of fun so you get a dual purpose out of it."

The math tells you why. Two and half gallons of gas in a 150cc model will take the driver 150 miles, or 60 miles per gallon. Some smaller models get 90 to 100 miles per gallon.