Road Closures and Traffic Patterns for Events Occurring Thursday, December 31, 2015 - Sunday, January 3, 2016

December 28, 2015  
JSO Patch with the words Traffic Information

*Updated on Tuesday, December 29, 2015

JACKSONVILLE, FL (December 28, 2015) – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office would like to make the public aware of event related road closures that will be in place the last week of December and into the new year. These closures are for the VyStar New Year’s Eve Run on Thursday, Dec. 31; City of Jacksonville’s New Year’s Eve Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 31 – Friday, Jan. 1; the 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl festivities and the 33rd Annual Jacksonville Bank Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K on Sunday, Jan. 3rd.





Thursday, December 31, 2015 –
 

VyStar New Year’s Eve Run
5K starts at 3 p.m. | 1-Mile Fun Run starts at 4 p.m. | The Jacksonville Landing

 
The event is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. at the Jacksonville Landing located at 2 W. Independent Drive.  The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office will be using a “hold and release” traffic pattern during this event.
 
To learn more about this event and to view the race course please visit: http://www.1stplacesports.com/vystar5k.html

 

Thursday, December 31, 2015 – Friday, January 1, 2016 –
 

City of Jacksonville’s New Year’s Eve Celebration
12 a.m. | The St. Johns River

 
All pedestrian and vehicle traffic on the Acosta Bridge and the Main Street Bridge will be temporarily stopped from approximately 11:45 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31 to approximately 12:20 a.m. on Friday, Jan.1. Waterway traffic between the Acosta Bridge and the Main Street Bridge will also be halted during this time.
 
Hogan Street from Water Street to the cul-de-sac at the St. Johns River will be closed from Wednesday, Dec. 30 – Jan. 2.
 
For more information about this event please visit: http://www.makeascenedowntown.com/Events.aspx


Saturday, January 2, 2016 –
 

2016 TaxSlayer Bowl – Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Georgia Bulldogs
12 p.m. kickoff | EverBank Field

 

Game Day Tips:

  • Arrive early!
  • Directions to EverBank Field are available at http://www.jaguars.com/everbank-field/directions.html
  • Fans should be familiar with their parking location before game day. Please visit http://www.jaguars.com/everbank-field/parking-map.html for a map.
  • Please be familiar with the NFL’s Clear Bag Policy - More information is available on the Jaguars' Website at: http://www.jaguars.com/gameday/gameday-info/prohibited-items.html
  • Beaver Street and Monroe Street are underutilized; if you are parking on the west side of the stadium, these streets will get you to the parking garages and all the lots on the west side of the stadium.
  • Fans should try to cross the bridge into downtown that is closest to their parking space not the bridge most convenient to their origination point. For example: if you leave from San Marco and your parking pass if for Lot C, do not take the Main Street Bridge. Instead take the Hart Bridge and enter the stadium area that way. It will save time spent in traffic on the downtown side of the bridge.
  • Please have parking passes visible to assist officers with getting you to your designated parking area.
  • No streets will be closed in the sports complex area before the game. Sign boards will direct drivers into the appropriate lanes for designated lots.
  • Take a picture of where you park and landmarks near where you park to make it easier to locate your parking spot post game.
  • Pre-game taxi drop off is located on Georgia Street.
  • Prearranged taxi pick-up is located on Georgia Street.
  • Post game taxi pick-up is located at the north end of the stadium, near Gate 3.
  • All vehicles for hire picking up in the Taxi pick-up area must display a current city issued medallion. For more information please visit http://www.coj.net/departments/parking-facilities-and-enforcement/motor-vehicle-inspections.aspx 
  • There are no scheduled bridge closures heading into downtown Jacksonville.
  • The Jacksonville Transportation Authority's Stadium Shuttle Service will be available from certain locations on game day. For more information including pick-up locations and ticket cost, please visit: http://www.jtafla.com


Inbound Traffic (map*):

  • Inbound traffic patterns pre-event do not restrict access to any Downtown/Sports Complex venue
  • Starting at approximately 9:30 a.m., Bay Street will be three lanes east bound and one lane west bound.
  • Signage will be posted in the downtown area to direct even traffic to parking lot locations for parking.
     

Outbound Traffic (map*):

  • Starting after half time, Gator Bowl Boulevard at Festival Way (WJCT) will be one-way northbound.
  • Starting after half time, Bay Street/Gator Bowl Boulevard starting at Lot “J” exit will be one-way west bound.
  • There will be one way traffic patterns away from the complex post event for 45 minutes to one hour.
  • If you are planning to pick up passengers post event, you will have to wait until the traffic pattern returns to normal, approximately 60 minutes after the event ends OR arrive at the designated pick-up location on Georgia Street* by 3rd quarter. (*This location is directly behind the baseball grounds on Georgia Street between Adams Street and Duval Street).
 
For more information about the TaxSlayer Bowl events please visit www.taxslayerbowl.com.
 

Event Safety

 
The safety of all residents and visitors is the utmost importance to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s office. To this end, JSO would like to stress the following safety measures.
 

Sunday, January 3, 2016 –
 

33rd Annual Jacksonville Bank Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K
7 a.m. | The Bolles School, 7400 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32217

 
The event is scheduled to start at 7 a.m. at The Bolles School located at 7400 San Jose Boulevard, 32217. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office will be using a “hold and release” traffic pattern in the Mandarin area of Jacksonville from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.
 

Anticipated Affected Road Timeline:

  • 7 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. – San Jose Boulevard from The Bolles School (7400 San Jose Boulevard) to University Boulevard
  • 7:15 a.m. – Noon – San Jose Boulevard from The Bolles School (7400 San Jose Boulevard) to Beauclerc Road
  • 7:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Beauclerc Road from San Jose Boulevard to Scott Mill Road
  • 7:40 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. – Forest Circle
  • 7:45 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Scott Mill Road from Beauclerc Road to Mandarin Road
  • 8 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Mandarin Road from Scott Mill Road to Brady Road south end
  • 8 a.m. – Noon – Jose Terrace to Jose Circle
  • 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Brady Road from Mandarin Road South to Mandarin Road North
 
Additional roads that will be affected from 7:50 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. for the half marathon include: Indian Hill Drive; Shady Drive; Welp Road; and Beauclerc Terrace
 
To learn more about the event please visit: http://www.1stplacesports.com/jm.html
 
To view an interactive map of the Marathon Route please visit: http://us.mapometer.com/running/route_2349343.html  (map provided by 1st Place Sports)
 
To view an interactive map of the Half Marathon Route please visit:
http://us.mapometer.com/running/route_1652501.html (map provided by 1st Place Sports)
 

About the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office

The mission of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is “to serve and protect in partnership with our community.”
 
The vision of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is “a crime-free environment, driven by partnerships with empowered citizens, fostering a vibrant community and the success of all individuals.”
 
The core values of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office are “Always Improving;” “Community Focused;” Respect for Each Other;” and “Worthy of Trust”.
 
For more information please visit www.jaxsheriff.org.
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