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10:32 AM, Jul 18, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Transportation Authority announced they will close portions of the Skyway during President Obama's visit to Jacksonville on Thursday.

Due to the campaign stop, the Skyway will be closed between Central and Convention Center stations from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Buses will be rerouted as well. For information on the changes to the bus routes, visit JTA's website.

For people who park in the convention center lot and ride the Skyway to get to work, you will can still access your parking space before 10 a.m. and use the Skyway. JTA said they hope to have clearance to reopen the Skyway back up no later than 5 p.m.

Bus route changes:

F1, P3, P4, L8 and WS12 coming into town will turn right from Park Street onto Stonewall St., left on Riverside Avenue, over the viaduct and right on Water. The route is reversed leaving town.

WS6 WS12 coming into town will turn right from Park Street onto Stonewall St., left on Riverside Avenue, over the viaduct and right on Water then left on Pearl. Those who usually get off at Convention Center and ride the Skyway will be let off at the corner of Pearl and Bay where they can board the Skyway to finish their trip or continue on foot. Leaving town, it will turn left on Bay, left on Jefferson, to Riverside, then right on Stonewall and left on Park resuming the regular route.

WS2 will turn left on Forsyth from Lee, right on Jefferson, left on Water to the regular route. Leaving town it will travel Bay Street, right on Broad, left on Adams to I-10 west and the regular route.

 

 

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