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State Road 9B Opens To Traffic
« on: September 20, 2013, 03:14:08 AM »
State Road 9B Opens To Traffic



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

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Re: State Road 9B Opens To Traffic
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2013, 03:39:14 AM »
Future I-795? I wonder: Will this connect with The Outer Beltway? I thought that was in some of the plans?
It should be interesting to drive on the spur!

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Re: State Road 9B Opens To Traffic
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2013, 06:55:07 AM »
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Re: State Road 9B Opens To Traffic
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2013, 06:55:30 AM »
What a waste.... 

Unfortunately this city continues to sprawl. The cheap dirt, false perception that there is actual traffic in this city, and the lack of desire in this city to promote infill development and mass transit are all contributing factors.

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Re: State Road 9B Opens To Traffic
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2013, 07:01:32 AM »
Future I-795? I wonder: Will this connect with The Outer Beltway? I thought that was in some of the plans?
It should be interesting to drive on the spur!

No, this will not directly connect to the Outer Beltway.
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Re: State Road 9B Opens To Traffic
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2013, 07:06:17 AM »
The website hasn't been updated in awhile, but if I remember correctly, the "preferred" route for the outer beltway is "Pink", and meets I-95 between CR 210 and World Golf Village. 
Map: http://www.sjrbridge.com/10-12-2009/Pink%20Alternatives.pdf
(or, what Lake said, while I was typing)

I think SR 9B will go over Racetrack Road, and connect with St. Johns Parkway a little bit south of Racetrack.  The TPO recently changed the Long Range Plan to say "CR 2209" - the numeric name of the road.

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Re: State Road 9B Opens To Traffic
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2013, 08:13:06 AM »
THIS IS SO AWESOME!!!!

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Re: State Road 9B Opens To Traffic
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2013, 08:31:14 AM »
You mean this isn't as exciting to people as an LRT opening?

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Re: State Road 9B Opens To Traffic
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2013, 08:39:24 AM »
Blasphemy Lake!!

"LRT" is an outlawed term in these here parts!!!
« Last Edit: September 20, 2013, 09:08:38 AM by Jason »

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Re: State Road 9B Opens To Traffic
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2013, 08:45:17 AM »
I'll admit, it was kind of different to have the ability to stop in the middle of a future interstate and take pictures. Sort of felt like the road was mine since I didn't have to share it with many other vehicles. I felt like Will Smith in I Am Legend.
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Re: State Road 9B Opens To Traffic
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2013, 08:55:20 AM »
Jacksonville is a city that loves its highways. Now residents have another expressway to enjoy: State Road 9B.



If we would all move to the urban-core, we could spend less on roads and more time eating dolphin-safe tuna!

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Re: State Road 9B Opens To Traffic
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2013, 09:05:09 AM »
I'll admit, it was kind of different to have the ability to stop in the middle of a future interstate and take pictures. Sort of felt like the road was mine since I didn't have to share it with many other vehicles. I felt like Will Smith in I Am Legend.

Watch out for the tumbleweeds.... they get caught inyour radiator and cause you to overheat...  would be a LOOONG time fefore you're found and it will likely be a guy in a rusty pickup with nothing more than a hockey mask and machete to help you with.   :D

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Re: State Road 9B Opens To Traffic
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2013, 09:08:03 AM »
Jacksonville is a city that loves its highways. Now residents have another expressway to enjoy: State Road 9B.


If we would all move to the urban-core, we could spend less on roads and more time eating dolphin-safe tuna!


You're coming around.  :)

I'm a commuter from St. Augustine and will certainly be using this road from time to time, especially when phase 2 is finished.  I'm still strongly opinionated on this and think that this could have been done a different/better/cheaper way, that's all.

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Re: State Road 9B Opens To Traffic
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2013, 09:25:43 AM »
When do you think the Google Maps will be updated? I am not seeing this road on there.

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Re: State Road 9B Opens To Traffic
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2013, 09:30:42 AM »
I'm guessing fairly soon.  They have already fixed the recently rebuilt San Marco Square.