Meeting To Extend I-795 Into St. Johns County Today

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The City of Jacksonville may be on the verge of closing libraries, demolishing distressed neighborhoods, laying off public safety employees, and struggling to patch the holes in our municipal budget but life appears to be good when it comes to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and road construction. Today, there's a meeting in Bartram Park seeking public comment on FDOT's plans to invest $117 million to extend State Road 9B (now under construction) into St. Johns County. When complete, SR 9B will become Northeast Florida's newest interstate highway, I-795.

FDOT Press Release

Jacksonville – The extension of State Road 9B, a new four-lane interstate currently under construction in southern Duval County, is the subject of a public hearing scheduled for Monday (September 15).
Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) hosts the meeting at the Courtyard by Marriott, 14402 Old St. Augustine Road in Jacksonville, to discuss the extension of State Road 9B from Interstate 95 in Duval County to County Road 2209 in St. Johns County.  

An informal ‘open house’ is planned from 4:30-6:30 p.m. followed by public comments at 6:30 p.m.
Construction of the proposed extension, estimated at $117 million, is tentatively scheduled to begin in late 2015.
State Road 9B, which eventually will become Interstate 795, opened last September between the I-295 East Beltway and U.S. 1.  The second phase from U.S. 1 to I-95 is currently under construction and anticipated to open in summer 2016.

Photograph courtesy of Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

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