The Outer Beltway - What is it Good For?

September 2, 2011

In case you missed it when these articles were originally posted, take a look (again) to learn about the outer belt way and how it impacts the Jacksonville Community.

1. Toll it and They Will Come?

2. Outer Beltway Dead? Now What?

4. 5 Reasons Why The Outer Beltway May Be A Bad Investment

5. Getting to Know State Road 9B (I-795)

6. First Coast Outer Beltway: Should it be Built?

7.  Forum Discussion: Mayor Alvin Brown Opposed to Tolls

The First Coast Outer Beltway will take a serpentine route through the counties of St. Johns, Clay and Duval. Many believe future drivers will choose to drive miles out of the way and pay tolls in order to bypass traffic congestion on I-295, Blanding, Roosevelt and San Jose Boulevards. Others believe this highway will turn Clay and St. Johns Counties into economic powerhouses.

This significant stretch of Branan Field-Chaffee was funded locally by the Better Jacksonville Plan.  Under FDOT's proposal, Jacksonville residents would end up paying for tolls on a stretch of highway already constructed 100% with local tax dollars to subsidze roadway upgrades in Clay County.

North Florida TPO 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Potential Needs Plan - Road Projects

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This graphic illustrates the path of the entire First Coast Outer Beltway in relation to the region's roadway network.