St. John’s River Ferry Phase V Infrastructure Improvements and Engine Maintenance Haul Out 

Jacksonville, Fla. (January 19, 2024) – The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) will temporarily suspend the St. Johns River Ferry service from February 5 to February 26, 2024, to support phase V infrastructure upgrades and engine maintenance.

The upgrades encompass a range of upgrades, including installing catwalk access and mooring bollards at Ft. George. It will also include comprehensive 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 Ft. George breakroom.

This temporary closure will facilitate Phase V infrastructure improvements and engine maintenance on the ferry while minimizing the downtime of the service as much as possible. These upgrades are part of JTA’s MOVE2027 RegionalWorks strategy to improve waterborne transportation in the Northeast Florida region.

“We understand how important this service is to the community,” Said JTA CEO Nat Ford Sr. “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 St. Johns River Ferry is a car and passenger ferry that connects the north and south ends of Florida State Road A1A, linking Mayport Village and Fort George Island. The trip takes roughly 5 minutes and departs every half hour.

Further updates and information about the ferry service outage will be provided on our social media platforms, the official JTA website, and


About the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA)

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is an independent state agency serving Jacksonville, Florida and Northeast Florida with multi-modal responsibilities. The JTA provides varied mass public transit services, and is a builder of roads, bridges and other infrastructure to enhance mobility in Jacksonville. Public transportation services include BRT and regular bus service, paratransit, the St. Johns River Ferry, Skyway APM, and other mobility and on-demand services in Duval, Clay, Nassau and St. Johns counties. To learn more, visit

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