Dear Call Box: What are the plans underneath the Fuller Warren Bridge north of Park Street? I see an awful lot of work under the bridge, and it’s now leveled. I just wondered if there are any plans beyond just cleaning it up. It looks like a wonderful opportunity for something to go under there.

 

B.T., Jacksonville

Dear B.T.: A public parking lot is being constructed in the space you refer to on the west side of Riverside Avenue. The project began with survey work and the installation of erosion fences. In June construction crews began filling in the ponds under Interstate 95 along Riverside.

Asphalt will be poured within the next few weeks, said Odette Struys, a Florida Department of Transportation spokeswoman.

The parking is much needed and will consist of 70 regular spaces and four handicapped, Struys said. It is being done in two phases. The first phase, which will provide 23 spaces, will be completed in December. The second phase, consisting of the other 51 spaces, will be completed in 2020, she said.

The work is in conjunction with a $126 million project to expand I-95’s Fuller Warren Bridge, add a bike/pedestrian path and improve the interchange between Interstates 10 and 95. So there will be work going on above the space as well.

For more information go to Your10and95.com.

Dear Call Box: Will they repair the flags at Memorial Park that were damaged by Hurricane Irma?

C.Z., Avondale

Dear C.Z.: Irma left the American and state of Florida flags in tatters. Indeed, the seal on the state flag was almost obliterated.

The city replaced the flags not long after officials were notified, said Michele Luthin, communications and marketing chairwoman for the Memorial Park Association. But Luthin would like to see them replaced with larger flags in keeping with the size of the flag poles. But she doesn’t know when that will happen since the park is in the midst of a master plan, and there are other projects and hurricane damage to be considered.

Dear Call Box: Do you know of someone who can repair woven cane-back chairs?

S.D., Jacksonville

Dear S.D.: The intricate, time-consuming work of caning has become almost a lost art. There are several in North Florida that do repairs, but we’re going to give you one in Jacksonville that has been recommended. Jax Furniture Refinishing and Upholstering at 8775 Arlington Expressway, Suite 102, does most cane repairs and can be reached at (904) 416-1064 for estimates and more information.

There’s also the option of taking a picture and emailing it to office@myfurniturepros.com.

Update: A Call Box reader had theatrical props of a native tiki symbol and a jungle bush that the reader wanted to donate to an organization that might have use for them. We’re happy to report that a school music teacher said she could use the props, and we’ve put the two in touch.

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