The first phase of the First Coast Expressway continues to advance between I-10 in West Jacksonville and Blanding Boulevard in Clay County. Here's a look at what you'll find driving along this construction zone today.
About the First Coast Expressway (FCE)
The First Coast Expressway (FCE) is a new multi-lane limited access toll facility that will eventually connect Interstate 95 (I-95) in northern St. Johns County to Interstate 10 (I-10) in western Duval County. The 15-mile northern section from SR 21 (Blanding Blvd) in Clay County to I-10 in Duval County is currently under construction with a completion of summer 2016, weather permitting. Construction is scheduled to began this past summer on a short extension from I-10 to Beaver Street (U.S. 90) with an expected completion of spring 2018. The southern section from I-95 in St. Johns County to Blanding Blvd in Clay County is currently in the preliminary design phase. The southern section will include a new bridge over the St. Johns River.
The FCE will provide a connecting roadway, outside of the existing I-295 loop, between I-95 in St Johns County and I-10 in Duval County. A total of 13 new interchanges and a major bridge structure across the St. Johns River are also proposed. The total length of the proposed roadway is approximately 46.5 miles.
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