Jacksonville – Heckscher Drive will close in the immediate area of the railroad crossing located just east of Imeson Park Boulevard as part of a project to replace the crossing surface. Construction will begin Monday, May 7 at 3 a.m. and is scheduled to be completed by Wednesday, May 23 at 6 p.m. The roadway will reopen early if work is completed ahead of schedule or could be closed longer if there are weather or other unforeseen delays.

During the closure, traffic will be detoured via I-295 and U.S. 17 (Main Street) as seen in the map below.

Rail is an important component of a healthy economy. It is a cost-effective way to move people and goods efficiently, ultimately saving companies and people money. Rail is also a part of Florida’s Strategic Intermodal System (SIS).

The SIS was established to:

  • Efficiently serve the mobility needs of Florida’s citizens, businesses and visitors; and
  • Help Florida become a worldwide economic leader, enhance economic prosperity and competitiveness, enrich quality of life and reflect responsible environmental stewardship.

The community’s patience is appreciated during this closure so that FDOT and CSX can maintain this important method of transportation.