Transportation

'The Big I' Earns Big Transporation Award

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The most complicated and expensive transportation project on the First Coast -- called "The Big I" -- is being praised by national transportation planners.

This week the Interstate 10-95 interchange was judged by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation officials as the top roadway project in the country.

The criteria used in judging projects included being on time, under budget and innovative management.

The local interchange took six years to build and includes 17 bridges, 21 ramps and 25 lane miles.  It cost $154 million and was the most complicated and expensive project undertaken by the state on the First Coast.

The "Grand Prize" earned the transportation department $10,000 which can be donated to charities or used for a scholarship.

  

Fuel Price Brief

 

For the first time since August 9, crude oil settled below $80 a barrel as fuel demand lags and economic concerns persist. Oil production in Libya has resumed an output quota of almost 600 million barrels a day. Libyan quotas are expected to reach one million barrels a day in the next six months. All of which drove down oil and gas prices throughout the past month. Crude oil settled Friday at $79.85 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange—$8.11 less than the week prior. 

Fuel Price Brief

 

For the first time since August 9, crude oil settled below $80 a barrel as fuel demand lags and economic concerns persist. Oil production in Libya has resumed an output quota of almost 600 million barrels a day. Libyan quotas are expected to reach one million barrels a day in the next six months. All of which drove down oil and gas prices throughout the past month. Crude oil settled Friday at $79.85 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange—$8.11 less than the week prior. 

Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update, Sept 19

 

Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have fallen 6.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.45/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.61/g, according to gasoline price website JacksonvilleGasPrices.com.

Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update, August 29

Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have risen 0.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.50/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.61/g, according to gasoline price website JacksonvilleGasPrices.com.

Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update, August 29

Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have risen 0.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.50/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.61/g, according to gasoline price website JacksonvilleGasPrices.com.