State Road 202 East

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Florida State Road 202 East
Progressing east from the busy office park area along Belfort Road, SR 202 (J. Turner Butler Boulevard) traverses an area of wetlands between Pottsburg Creek and Tiger Hole Swamps to SR 115 (Southside Boulevard). Photo taken 03/14/10.
A full cloverleaf interchange joins J. Turner Butler Boulevard with SR 115 (Southside Boulevard) by the Windy Hill and Deerwood communities. Southside Boulevard comprises a busy north-south commercial arterial from U.S. 1 (Philips Highway) north to Arlington Expressway at Regency Square Mall. Photo taken 03/14/10.
Motorists depart from SR 202 east for SR 115 south to the Baymeadows, Royal Lakes and Deercreek communities. SR 115 ends in five miles at U.S. 1. Photo taken 03/14/10.
Southside Boulevard leads SR 115 north five miles SR 113 (Southside Connector) at Arlington Expressway. Arlington Expressway takes the route west toward Downtown while SR 113 extends Southside Boulevard north as a freeway to the N.B. Broward Bridge (I-295). Photo taken 03/14/10.
Gate Parkway winds southeast from Southside Boulevard to cross SR 202 at a SPUI en route to Interstate 295. Photo taken 03/14/10.
A confirming marker for SR 202 posted east of SR 115. Photo taken 06/13/08.
Gate Parkway constitutes a four to six lane arterial serving the corporate campus of Florida Blue in addition to several office parks, apartments and big box retail. Photo taken 03/14/10.
J. Turner Butler Boulevard was expanded from four to six lanes east from the SR 115 ramps to Interstate 295 (SR 9A) by 2009. This work took place as part of the $84 million project to upgrade the Jacksonville Beltway exchange into a systems interchange.1 Photo taken 03/14/10.
All traffic bound for Interstate 295 (SR 9A) departs SR 202 (JTB) eastbound in unison. I-295 encircles the east side of Jacksonville from Greenland north to Oceanway. The East Beltway doubles as both a through route bypass for I-95 north to Savannah and south to Daytona Beach, but also as a commuter route between Southside and Northside, Jacksonville. Photo taken 03/14/10.
SR 202 (JTB) east meets the south end of Kernan Boulevard a short distance east of Interstate 295 (East Beltway) by the University of North Florida campus. Photo taken 03/14/10.
Traffic merging onto JTB east from I-295 forms an auxiliary lane to the diamond interchange with Kernan Boulevard. Photo taken 03/14/10.
Kernan Boulevard ventures north through suburban areas to SR 116 (McCormick Road) at East Arlington. Urban diamond interchanges are located along the arterial at both U.S. 90 (Beach Boulevard) and SR 10 (Atlantic Boulevard). Photo taken 03/14/10.
SR 202 separates built up areas to the north from Pablo Creek Preserve over the ensuing two miles. This stretch of Butler Boulevard from Kernan Boulevard to San Pablo Road was expanded to six lanes from July 2007 to November 2009 at a cost of $28.9 million.1 Photo taken 06/13/08.
One half mile ahead of the diamond interchange with Hodges Boulevard on SR 202 east near Cedar Swamp Creek. Photo taken 06/13/08.
Hodges Boulevard stems north from JTB as a suburban arterial to the Beach Haven and Golden Glades communities to SR 10 (Atlantic Boulevard). Photo taken 06/13/08.
J. Turner Butler Boulevard kinks northward to next meet San Pablo Road at a diamond interchange. Photo taken 06/13/08.
San Pablo Road spurs south to the Pablo Creek Reserve gated community. The road expands into an arterial northward as unsigned County Road 101A by the adjacent Mayo Clinic. CR 101A ends as a two lane suburban road at SR 10 by the Atlantic Highlands community. Photo taken 06/13/08.
The Arthur N. Sollee Bridge carries SR 202 across the Intracoastal Waterway as JTB enters the city of Jacksonville Beach. Photo taken 06/13/08.
The last reassurance marker for SR 202 east appears at the bridge over Pablo Creek. Photo taken 06/13/08.
JTB remains elevated over marshland spreading east from the Intracoastal Waterway to Jacksonville Beach. The St. Johns County line parallels the freeway just to the south on this stretch. Photo taken 06/13/08.
A half diamond interchange provides eastbound access from SR 202 to South Beach Parkway in 0.75 miles. Photo taken 06/13/08.
The forthcoming off-ramp forms Marsh Landing Parkway, an east side frontage road to South Beach Parkway. Sanctuary Parkway lines the north side of Butler Boulevard to the westbound on-ramp. Photo taken 06/13/08.
South Beach Parkway serves adjacent retail and apartments to the south before dead ending at the St. Johns County line. Northward the arterial leads to 9th Street through the Jacksonville Beach street grid. Photo taken 06/13/08.
The final half mile of Butler Boulevard takes SR 202 to the trumpet interchange with SR A1A (3rd Street). Photo taken 06/13/08.
Florida A1A ventures south through Ponte Vedra Beach eight miles to the Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve. The state road from Jacksonville Beach south to Ormond Beach is a part of the Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway. Photo taken 06/13/08.
Single lane ramps separate traffic for Florida A1A (3rd Street) south to Ponte Vedra beach and north to Neptune and Atlantic Beaches. Ponte Vedra Boulevard (County Road 203) ties into 3rd Street just north of the SR 202 terminus. The county road runs south along the oceanfront to A1A by Mickler Landing. Photo taken 06/13/08.

Sources:

  1. "Butler construction nearing completion The road widening from four to six lanes began in July 2007." Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL), November 3, 2009.


Photo Credits:

06/13/08, 03/14/10 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 95
Interstate 295 - East and West Beltway
State Road A1A
State Road 115

Page Updated 06-14-2016.