Jacksonville's Next Interstate: I-795

June 15, 2015 8 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article

Progress continues on the construction of Jacksonville's next interstate. Here's an update on the project's status.

State Road 9B (SR 9B) is a planned four lane divided highway that will eventually connect Duval and St. Johns County from the I-295 East Beltway to County Road 2209 (St. Johns Parkway).The corridor is divided into three phases. Construction on Phase 1 began in summer 2010 and the $75 million phase opened to traffic in September 2013.

Construction began on Phase 2, from Interstate 95 to US 1/Philips Highway, in April 2013. As a part of this $95 million phase, a massive interchange with Interstate 95 is being constructed.  Beam setting over Interstate 95 is currently in progress. Phase 2 is expected to open to traffic in mid 2016.

The last phase of SR 9B will begin west of I-95 and extend approximately 1.5 miles south, where it will connect with County Road 2209 (St. Johns Parkway). Phase 3 is anticipated to cost $79.8 million, construction will begin fall 2015, and it is expected to be completed by Mid 2018.

It is anticipated that the completion of SR 9B will result in a major real estate development boom along the Duval County/St. Johns County border. A brief description of major developments lining up along the SR 9B corridor can be found HERE.

When complete, SR 9B is anticipated to become I-795. I-795 will be Jacksonville's fourth and St. Johns County's second interstate highway.

For more information: http://www.sr9b.com/Pages/Home.aspx

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