St. Johns River Ferry closing Feb. 5-26 for maintenance, repairs

The work includes installing catwalk access, improved signage and more.

  • By Monty Zickuhr
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St. Johns River Ferry connects Mayport and Fort George Island.
St. Johns River Ferry connects Mayport and Fort George Island.
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The St. Johns River Ferry will close Feb. 5-26 for infrastructure upgrades and engine maintenance.  

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority, which runs the ferry, announced Jan. 19 that the upgrades include installing catwalk access and mooring bollards at Fort George.

There are also updates to warehouse equipment and systems, improved signage, the preservation and refurbishment of the bridge gantry, replacement of the approach slab, and renovations to the Fort George break room. 

“We understand how important this service is to the community,” JTA CEO Nathaniel Ford said in a news release.

“We’re working with our partners both to reduce the time the vessel is unavailable to our customers, while ensuring that the ferry will provide the best possible service for years to come.” 

The car and passenger ferry connects the north and south ends of Florida A1A linking Mayport Village and Fort George Island. The trip takes about 5 minutes and departs every half hour, JTA says. According to the ferry website, Mayport to Fort George service is 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily.

Fort George to Mayport service is 6:15 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. daily.

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