State Road 9B Opens To Traffic

September 20, 2013 52 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article

Jacksonville is a city that loves its highways. Now residents have another expressway to enjoy: State Road 9B.

SR 9B Phase One. Click to enlarge.

Construction on Phase Two of State Road 9B is already underway.  Phase Two will include new interchanges at US 1 (Philips Highway) and Interstate 95. Noise walls are currently being installed adjacent to the Flagler Station residential development. Construction of this phase was accelerated by a public-private partnership between the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Infrastructure Development Partners. Infrastructure Development Partners is a collaboration between Deutsche Bank and Superior Construction. Superior Construction and Arcadis U.S. will design and construct this phase for $95 million. The work is expected to be completed by summer 2016.

In total, Phases One and Two will cost in the range of $163 million for roughly five miles of highway. A third phase, that will extend State Road 9B to Racetrack Road, currently remains unfunded. Plans for a Bass Pro Sports in St. Johns County are dependent on the third phase being constructed.

SR 9B Phase Two. Click to enlarge.

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