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Southwest Florida Projects / Page Updates

Finished adding all of our backlogged photos for Charlotte and Lee Counties in Southwest Florida by the start of Thanksgiving weekend. Drove around the area over the holiday, documenting some new stretches of road and redriving previous ones. A few projects are ongoing, and others just starting. Along State Road 82, the continuous [...]

By |2019-12-26T12:40:18-05:00December 2nd, 2019|Florida, Updates|0 Comments

Updates November 26, 2019

With the holidays back again, many are hitting the road to visit friends and family across the country. For the last seven years, that means another drive for some of us at AARoads to Southwest Florida along Interstate 75. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, we've done a lot of driving on state and county roads throughout [...]

By |2019-12-02T16:20:02-05:00November 26th, 2019|Florida, Updates|0 Comments

Updates – November 12-16, 2019

Continuing with updates from last week's trip to St. Augustine and Jacksonville, Florida, replaced a number of 2016 photos along Florida State Road 207 eastbound in St. Johns County. Created a new guide for State Road 206 and added 19 photos to the State Road 312 guide posted back in June. SR 207 [...]

By |2019-11-16T18:02:16-05:00November 12th, 2019|Florida, Updates|0 Comments

Updates – November 7-10, 2019

Drove 618 miles across Florida yesterday, covering ground from Orlando north to Daytona Beach and Jacksonville. Looked at progress on the I-4 Ultimate megaproject, which extends northward from SR 435 (Kirkman Road) by Universal Orlando to SR 434 near Longwood. Also checked out the delayed systems interchange project at I-4/95, which the project web [...]

By |2019-11-17T18:31:09-05:00November 7th, 2019|Florida, Updates|0 Comments

Wekiva Parkway Construction – September 2019

Wekiva Parkway construction is fully underway all on remaining sections in Lake and Seminole Counties. Upon completion, the 25 mile long toll road will provide part of a seamless beltway encircling Orlando, connecting with SR 429 along the John Land Expressway southward and with SR 417 along the Seminole Expressway eastward. Associated work (Sections [...]

By |2019-09-04T09:49:10-04:00September 4th, 2019|Florida|0 Comments

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 |2017-11-28T12:24:52-05:00January 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 |2018-01-18T15:19:30-05:00October 17th, 2016|Florida, Highways, Interstate Highways|0 Comments
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