State Road 102 joins the passenger terminal of Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) with Interstate 95 at River City Marketplace. The 1.61-mile route consists of a controlled access roadway with frontage roads serving a number of hotels, car rental agencies and restaurants. Airport Center Drive stems east from the state road end to U.S. 17 and New Berlin Road. It replaced a portion of Duval Road, which connected SR 102 with U.S. 17 at Duval.


Florida 102 east
Florida 102 (Airport Road) advances east from the Ranch Road on-ramp to intersect Duval Road and the ramps for Interstate 95. Photo taken 03/03/13.
Duval Road (unsigned County Road 110) angles southwest along the periphery of Jacksonville International Tradeport to Biscayne Boulevard. A second section of Duval Road extends south from Florida 243 and I-95 to Florida 104 (Dunn Avenue) at the Garden City community. This segment was split from the former with the construction of International Airport Road. Photo taken 03/03/13.
The southbound ramp for Interstate 95 to I-295 follows from Florida 102 (Airport Road) east. Airport Center Drive emerges on the east side of the interchange as a local arterial to River City Marketplace and U.S. 17. Photo taken 03/03/13.
Interstate 95 runs south through Turtle Creek and Lake Forest toward Downtown Jacksonville while I-295 encircles the city east via Oceanway and Arlington and west via Picketville and Orange Park. Photo taken 03/03/13.
Airport Center Drive west
Airport Center Drive was constructed to service the new River City Marketplace east of Interstate 95 and west of U.S. 17. The commercial boulevard transitions directly onto Florida 102 after Max Leggett Parkway. Photo taken 03/14/10.
City Square Drive provides one of three entrances to the big box retail area south of Airport Center Drive. The four-lane arterial overtakes old Duval Road just to the west. Photo taken 03/14/10.
Duval Road was renamed Max Leggett Parkway after the city councilman who served from 1991 to 1999. Max was also the father of developer Steve Leggett, who owned land along the road to the north. A 1.25 mile section of roadway was expanded in 2011-12 from a rural two lane road into a four-lane arterial at a cost of $12 million.1
A guide sign in the distance outlines the forthcoming ramps for I-95. The wooded area beyond it is now home to the Parkway Shops retail area. Photo taken 03/14/10.
Approaching the parclo interchange with Interstate 95 on Duval Road westbound. This shield assembly now precedes an entrance to the Parkway Shops. Photo taken 03/14/10.
A dual turn lane takes motorists onto Interstate 95 southbound. I-95 next meets Intestate 295 by the Turtle Creek community. Photo taken 03/14/10.
Florida 102 west
A reassurance marker stands along Airport Road for SR 102 west of Duval Road. Photo taken 03/03/13.
A slip ramp follows onto the adjacent service road, which provides connections to International Airport Road (Florida 243). Florida 102 (Airport Road) travels uninterrupted otherwise to Pecan Park Road outside JAX Airport. Photo taken 03/03/13.
Florida 243 lines International Airport Road south from Florida 102 (Airport Road) to Jacksonville International Tradeport business park and Interstate 295. Photo taken 03/03/13.
A 2.6-mile extension of SR 243 extended International Airport Boulevard north to Pecan Park Road and Interstate 95 at Exit 366. The $14.8 million project ran from November 13, 2014 to spring 2017. Photo taken 03/03/13.

Sources:

  1. "The road to his dream is about to get wider Expanding Duval Road to 4 lanes will open up developer's plans for area." Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL), July 31, 2011.


Photo Credits:

03/14/10, 03/03/13 by AARoads

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Page Updated 06-13-2016.