The solution to the county’s traffic woes is taking the form of the First Coast Expressway. To create it, the FDOT worked with RS&H to design the new multi-lane limited access toll facility, which will eventually connect Interstate 95 in northern St. Johns County to Interstate 10 in western Duval County.
The project consists of two segments – the first being an 8-mile stretch between I-10 and just north of Argyle Forest Boulevard. The second starts at this ending point just north of Argyle Forest Boulevard and runs just over 7 miles to State Road 21 (Blanding Boulevard).
The northern section, which spans from Blanding Boulevard in Clay County to I-10 in Duval County, is currently under construction and is scheduled for completion later this year. The project will also include a new bridge crossing over the St. Johns River.