State Road 951 / County Road 951 - Collier Boulevard

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Following Collier Boulevard, State Road 951 / Collier County Road 951 is the main route from U.S. 41 to Marco Island. SR 951 is the 7.07 mile long section of Collier Boulevard between the Judge Jolley Bridge over East Marco Bay and U.S. 41. The arterial 6.53 miles north from U.S. 41 to SR 84 (Davis Boulevard) is CR 951. The 0.63 mile stretch through the exchange with Interstate 75 is state maintained and designated also as SR 951. CR 951 extends 7.51 miles north to Immokalee Road (CR 846) through Golden Gate along the remainder of Collier Boulevard.

The southern 2.61 miles of Collier Boulevard originates near the Resident's Beach on Marco Island, south of San Marco Road (CR 92) off Caxambus Pass. An unsigned section of CR 951 overlays Collier Boulevard 2.61 miles north from CR 92 to the S.S. Judge Jolley Bridge.

State Road 951 / County Road 951 Guides

Construction of a second span for the Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge joining Marco Island with the Collier County mainline commenced in January 2010. The $25.5 million federal stimulus project added the second crossing for Collier Boulevard 20 feet to the west of the original two-lane span.1 Finished ahead of schedule, the parallel span opened to traffic on October 5, 2011. A dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new bridge took place on November 19, 2011, which overall cost $29 million.2

The Jolley Bridge carrying Collier Boulevard northbound over the Marco River was the second bridge connecting Marco Island with the Florida mainland (the Goodland Bridge along CR 92 opened in 1938). Known as the Marco River Bridge until 1991, when it was renamed to honor Judge S.S. Jolley, the two-lane span took 15 months to construct and cost $1.5 million. It opened on December 13, 1969.3

S.S. Judge Jolley Bridge - December 1999
The 1969-built S.S. Judge Jolley Bridge formerly carried two-way traffic. The fishing piers below the span were heavily damaged during Hurricane Wilma in 2005 and eventually removed. Photos taken December 1999.
S.S. Judge Jolley Bridge - December 1999

Future work at the diamond interchange joining SR 951 (Collier Boulevard) with Interstate 75 will add two loop ramps and flyovers. Passing over the intersection with SR 84 (Davis Boulevard) and Beck Boulevard, the elevated ramps will connect Collier Boulevard north with I-75 north and I-75 south to Collier Boulevard. Design work on the $74 million project commenced in April 2015 with right of way acquisition starting in 2018. Construction is scheduled for 2023. The project limits extend 1.3 miles south to Business Circle S and north to City Gate Drive.

  1. "FDOT schedules open house to share plans for new Marco bridge." Naples Daily News (FL), January 8, 2010.
  2. "Bridge to Marco Island dedicated with ribbon cutting for new Jolley span." Marco Island Eagle (FL), November 19, 2011.
  3. "Then and now." Naples Daily News (FL), October 8, 2015.

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