First Coast Expressway open to traffic

Had the opportunity this past weekend to check out the First Coast Expressway (State Road 23) joining Middleburg with the west side of Jacksonville, Florida. The new toll road is now fully open, but tolls are not collected at this time due to ongoing drainage construction and final paving. Work also remains underway at [...]

By |2018-07-31T10:03:27-04:00July 31st, 2018|Florida|2 Comments

Florida 589 / Veterans Express Lanes nearly complete

Posted our first 2018 road photos to the site this afternoon, updating the guides for the Veterans Expressway (Florida 589) north and south. Phase 1 of the Express Lanes were completed on December 9, 2017. They run in both directions from Memorial Highway (Exit 3) to Wilksy Boulevard (Exit 8). Phase 2 remains under construction [...]

By |2018-07-31T10:06:43-04:00February 17th, 2018|Florida|1 Comment

Ultimate I-4 Express Lanes Progress

Just shy of its two year anniversary, work on the 21-mile stretch of Interstate 4 to add toll express lanes through the Orlando area is progressing at a steady pace. The Ultimate I-4 project is advancing in various stages along its entire stretch and is still on goal for a 2021 completion. Broken down into [...]

By |2017-11-28T12:24:52-04:00January 21st, 2017|Florida, Interstate Highways|0 Comments

University Parkway at I-75 DDI Progress – Sarasota, Florida

Construction continues on the $74.5 million project to convert the busy diamond interchange linking Interstate 75 with University Parkway in Sarasota, Florida to a large diverging diamond (DDI). Work runs through fall 2017 on what is touted as the state's first DDI. In addition to building new overpasses for Interstate 75 above University Parkway, the [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:19:30-04:00October 17th, 2016|Florida, Highways, Interstate Highways|0 Comments

South Florida Road Updates – January 23

Spent a few hours driving around South Florida, revisiting a few areas previously covered to see construction progress on a number of projects. The main changes throughout Broward and the Miami area involve adding high occupancy toll (HO/T) lanes and the conversion of toll roads to All Electronic Tolling (AET). Coinciding with the toll projects [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:19:32-04:00January 25th, 2016|Florida, Interstate Highways|1 Comment

South and Southwest Florida Road Report – March 5, 2014

Interstate 75 south at the Caloosahatchee River in Lee County. The first of several construction projects encountered yesterday involves widening of Interstate 75 through Lee County, Florida, including the 1.6-mile project to expand the Caloosahatchee River. The $72-million project kicked off here in January 2013 and runs through fall of 2015. Construction [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:19:58-04:00March 5th, 2014|Florida, Highways, Interstate Highways, United States|0 Comments

Crosstown Connector Update

The Crosstown Connector, an elevated toll road that will link Interstate 4 with the parallel Florida Toll 618 (Leroy Selmon Crosstown Expressway) and the Port of Tampa, is under construction presently. With work starting on March 1, 2010, major progress is underway with flyovers nearing completion above both the I-4 mainline and the Crosstown. The [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:19:59-04:00November 26th, 2012|Florida|0 Comments

Interchanges rise…

A quick progress report on two local projects, the Florida 85/Florida 123 interchange improvements and the Mid-Bay Bridge connector, part of the Toll Florida 293 bypass around Niceville. The Florida 85/Florida 123 project is slated to be done by summer of 2012 while the Mid-Bay Bridge connector will be completed in stages over the next [...]

By |2018-01-13T20:47:00-04:00May 9th, 2011|Florida, Highways, Maps|4 Comments
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