Transportation

Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update, July 18

Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have risen 3.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.60/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.67/g, according to gasoline price website JacksonvilleGasPrices.com.

Bridge of Lions 5K Run to Cause Minor Traffic Interruptions

The annual Bridge of Lions 5K Run which begins at 7:30 a.m. starting at the south side of Castillo de San Marcos, will affect traffic in the Davis Shores neighborhoods.  Traffic will be detoured or momentarily interrupted during the race, so drivers in the affected areas are asked to use caution and expect brief inconveniences.  The event ends at approximately 10:30 a.m.

74-Year-Old Man Dead After Truck Flipped On I-95

74-Year-Old Man Dead After Truck Flipped On I-95

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident on Interstate 95 South between International Golf Parkway and State Road 16.

Lt. Bill Leeper with FHP said a 74-year-old man was driving a Ford Explorer in the southbound lanes of I-95 near mile marker 321, when his truck drifted off the roadway.

His vehicle overturned several times and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident happened just before 5 p.m. and two southbound lanes were blocked for nearly 30 minutes. All lanes have since been reopened.

Southbound drivers are still seeing heavy backup. US-1 is the best alternate route to avoid delays. 

Florida Highway Patrol Releases Results from Holiday Enforcement Campaign

Florida Highway Patrol announced the preliminary results from the Patrol’s Independence Day holiday enforcement effort.  During the four-day heightened enforcement period, FHP increased the number of troopers patrolling Florida’s roadways. Auxiliary troopers augmented FHP’s force.

San Sebastian River Bridge Replacement Construction Open House

Construction has started on the replacement of the San Sebastian River Bridge on US 1 (Ponce de Leon Boulevard) just north of King Street. A construction open house to provide information to and answer questions from the public is scheduled from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, July 11, in The Alcazar Room (St. Augustine City Hall Commission Chambers) on the first floor at 75 King Street.

Harley-Davidson of St. Augustine Organizes Motorcycle Ride Preceding Toby Keith Concert

Harley-Davidson of St. Augustine Organizes Motorcycle Ride Preceding Toby Keith Concert

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Harley-Davidson of St. Augustine will be hosting a pre-show motorcycle ride from the Harley-Davidson of St. Augustine dealership to St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Thursday July 21st, prior to the Toby Keith concert.

Two-Tier Gas Pricing Catching Customers Unaware

Two-Tier Gas Pricing Catching Customers Unaware

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- What gas customers see advertised may not be the price they pay at the pump.

It's because of something gas inspection experts call two-tier pricing.

In response to many questions from viewers about the different pricing, First Coast News asked why, if it's legal and what you can do about it.

Gas stations using two-tier pricing advertise one price for cash (or company-specific credit cards, such as Shell or Chevron), but display another price at the pump for credit cards.

"They just pull up to the pump to get their gas and then realize, 'Oh, they charged me more than what that sign said,'" explained Roberta Lawson, a supervisor for petroleum inspection in North Florida.

The practice is popular in South Florida but it's becoming more common on the First Coast, according to Lawson.

The reason stations do it may be because of steep vendor credit card fees.