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St. Johns River Ferry to close for eight week outage beginning on Tuesday, September 4

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – August 8, 2018 – The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is investing in the St. Johns River Ferry to improve service for the community. The ferry will be closed and removed from service for an eight week period, starting Tuesday, September 4 through Wednesday, October 31, in order to replace the terminal bridges and perform required maintenance.

Phase III of JTA’s investment in the St. Johns River Ferry is under construction and is anticipated to be completed in January 2019. The scope includes removal of existing terminal bridges along with the design and construction of rehabilitated bulkheads, replacement of terminal bridges and installation of stopping mechanisms.

Earlier this year, the JTA was awarded a $3,356,900 Passenger Ferry Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

The St. Johns River Ferry is a car and passenger ferry that connects the north and south ends of Florida State Road A1A with daily service between Mayport Village and Ft. George Island across the St. Johns River. The ferry operates Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. and weekends from 7 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. The quick voyage crosses the St. Johns River approximately 2.5 miles inland of the mouth of the river and departs every half hour.

E-tickets are available for purchase on the MyJTA mobile ticketing application. The app allows ferry customers to purchase and activate tickets with the convenience of their mobile device. The app runs on iOS and Android systems and is available on Google Play or the Apple App Store.

For more information about the ferry schedule, tickets, and rules for riding, please call JTA’s Customer Contact Center at 904.630.3100; Florida Relay at 800.955.8771.