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JTA Schedules Philips Highway Community Workshop

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) invites the public to participate in redesigning and improving mobility in the community.  The JTA is holding a community workshop on Tuesday, February 2 to focus on Philips Highway from Kings Avenue/Interstate 95 to Southside Boulevard.  The workshop will be held at the Southside Assembly of God, located at 2118 Kings Avenue from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The purpose of the meeting is to seek public input related to Philips Highway.  Discussions will include bicycle and pedestrian safety, as well as mobility improvements and concerns within the corridor.  The project may include items such as sidewalks, bike paths, transit accessibility improvements, lighting, bus shelters, landscaping and more.  JTA needs your ideas, input and feedback to ensure that the vision re­flects community values and aspirations.  Community involvement and feedback will help determine what projects will be most beneficial to the neighborhoods now and in the future.

All interested persons or groups are encouraged to attend and participate.  Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color,religion,gender,age,national origin,disability or familial status.  Thesemeetingsare ADA and transitaccessible.  JTA staff will be at the meetings to answer any questions the public may have. 

 JTAMobilityWorks is a program designed to complete projects funded by the extension of the Local Option Gas Tax.  Leveraging that funding, JTA has issued bonds to cover the cost of 27 projects.  With the $100 million dollars generated through the bond issuance, JTA will complete 13 roadway and 14 mobility corridors in various areas of Jacksonville over the next five years. 

 For learn more about JTAMobilityWorks projects, please visit