Florida State Road 228 separates into two sections in northeast Florida. The western branch links U.S. 90 in the city of Macclenny with Interstate 10 in Baker County for a distance of just 1.93 miles. The eastern segment travels 30.61 miles wholly within the city of Jacksonville, from U.S. 301 at Maxville to U.S. 90 (Beach Boulevard) at the Hogan community. The two are connected by County Road 228 (Maxville-Macclenny Road). A second segment of Baker County Road 228 extends north from the SR 228 west end along 5th Street in Macclenny, 1.2 miles to SR 121 at CR 23B.
State Road 228 / County Road 228 Guides
Changes were made to the route of SR 228 in conjunction with the relocation of U.S. 17 around the Riverside and Brooklyn neighborhoods west of Downtown Jacksonville. U.S. 17 & SR 228 combined along a one-way street couplet of College Street (west) and Post Street (east) through Riverside to Margaret Street. Post Street carried the pair with two-way traffic to Riverside Avenue (SR 211), which directed the routes northeast through Brooklyn to the Acosta Bridge north end and Broad Street. Broad Street north to the couplet of Bay and Water Streets east completed the route to U.S. 1 & 90 (Main and Ocean Streets) in Downtown.
The realignment of SR 228 made by 2006 redirected the route south from Post Street along SR 129 (McDuff Avenue) to U.S. 17 at Roosevelt Boulevard. There it combines with U.S. 17 northward onto the Roosevelt Expressway, Interstate 10 east to Interstate 95 north, and Union Street. Union Street takes U.S. 17 north, U.S. 23 south and SR 228 east to U.S. 1 (Main Street). There U.S. 23 ends and SR 228 turns south with U.S. 1 to Monroe Street east. Ocean Street north and State Street west carry the westbound direction of SR 228 as part of the respective couplets.
Monroe and Adams Street form a one-way street couplet for SR 228 between U.S. 1 & 90 (Main / Ocean Streets) and the Hart Bridge Expressway west prong. The elevated freeway runs south of the Jacksonville sports complex, which is home to Veterans Memorial Arena, the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, and TIAA Bank Field. The remainder of SR 228 east along the freeway is unsigned.
The Isaiah David Hart Bridge, spanning the St. Johns River between Midtown and Empire Point, is a part of U.S. 1 Alternate, and solely signed as such. The Commodore Point Expressway leading east from the U.S. 1 Alternate turn onto the Emerson Expressway is unsigned as SR 228. Instead signs reference TO U.S. 90 / Beach Boulevard for eastbound and TO Atlantic Boulevard / Hart Bridge / Downtown for westbound.
Commodore Point Expressway
Completed in 1967, the Commodore Point Expressway consists of a partially elevated freeway linking the Hart Bridge with Downtown to the west and U.S. 90 (Beach Boulevard) to the east. The name is used interchangeably with Hart Bridge Expressway, which also references portions of U.S. 1 Alternate north and south of the St. Johns River. Including the continuous steel through truss bridge across the river, the Commodore Point Expressway system incorporates 20 bridges.1
- Historic Highway Bridges of Florida.
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/ emo/pubs/Historic Highway Bridges of Florida 201 Update.pdf Sarasota: FDOT, 2012. Print.
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