Interstate 95 South
Interstate 95 enters the Sunshine State and Nassau County across the St. Mary's River. The 382 mile long course in Florida travels through Jacksonville, the Space Coast, West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale to Downtown Miami. 01/03/14
I-95 passes through Nassau County for 12.23 miles along a mostly rural drive. 01/05/19
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An agriculture inspection station lies 1.1 miles south of the Georgia state line along I-95 south. All motorists transporting agriculture, horticulture, and aquaculture loads are required to pass through the facility. 01/05/19, 01/03/14
Advancing beyond the agriculture inspection station, I-95 continues one mile to a folded diamond interchange (Exit 380) with U.S. 17. U.S. 17 south provides a connection to Yulee, located 6.9 miles to the southeast. 08/28/21
U.S. 17 enters Florida 4.1 miles south of Kingsland, Georgia. A CSX Railroad line parallels U.S. 17 southward to Yulee and Jacksonville, representing part of the former Everett Subdivision rail line which ran between Savannah and Jacksonville.1 Much of the rail line was abandoned but this leg, along with a few spurs, remains active. 08/28/21
I-95 advances a mile south from Exit 380 to the State of Florida Welcome Center. 01/03/14
The fist reassurance shield for Interstate 95 south in Florida stands beyond the entrance ramp from U.S. 17. 01/05/19
Visitors can gather tourist-based information as well as drink a complementary cup of Florida orange or grapefruit juice at the Florida Welcome Center. 01/05/19
Weigh stations line both sides of I-95 a mile south of the County Road 108 overpass. 08/28/21
Installed in 2013, a distance sign along I-95 south near the truck weigh station references the succeeding interchange with SR A1A/200 and the Jacksonville Beltway (I-295). 08/28/21
The southbound ramp to the Nassau County weigh station separates from I-95 at milepost 377. 01/05/19
A rural stretch of freeway leads Interstate 95 south to the suburban corridor along State Road A1A/200 at Exit 373. 08/28/21
Exit 373 provides additional access to Yulee and U.S. 17 as well as being the primary route to Amelia Island. Fernandina Beach, the Nassau County seat, is located 14.6 miles to the east. 06/01/21
Three and a half years of construction started on January 17, 2017 reconfigured Exit 373 into a diverging diamond interchange (DDI). The $40 million road work also expanded a two mile section of SR A1A/200 to six lanes.3 06/01/21
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SR A1A consists of many segments along the entire east coast of Florida, often running adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. The northern segment originates in Callahan and leads east to Fernandina Beach and south to the Ft. George Island-Mayport Ferry across the St. Johns River. 06/01/21
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SR 200 runs in tandem with SR A1A from Fernandina Beach west to Callahan where the state road combines with U.S. 301 south as the unsigned counterpart to Ocala. SR 200 emerges once more along its final leg between Ocala and U.S. 41 in Hernando. 06/01/21
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Interstate 95 advances southward six miles toward the metro Jacksonville area and Pecan Park Road (Exit 366). Pecan Park Road links the freeway with U.S. 17 to the east at the Pecan Park neighborhood. 01/03/14, 08/28/21
Spanning the Nassau River, I-95 enters both Duval County and the city of Jacksonville. Both city and county governments consolidated into one entity on October 1, 1968, with the exception of Atlantic Beach, Baldwin, Jacksonville Beach and Neptune Beach.2 01/05/19
Located five miles ahead at Exit 363, SR 102 represents the main access road joining Interstate 95 with Jacksonville International Airport (JAX). This is the lone guide sign referencing Airport Road as SR 102. 08/28/21
Pecan Park Road crosses below I-95 at a diamond interchange (Exit 366) in one mile. SR 243 follows Pecan Park Road 0.75 miles west to International Airport Boulevard south. 08/28/21
Established in 2015, SR 243 is a 5.78 mile long loop southwest toward Jacksonville International Airport (JAX). This overhead was a replacement of one that previously greened out "JAX Raceways." 08/28/21
Five miles remain ahead of the exchange with Interstate 295 (East/West Beltway) at Exits 362A/B. Downtown Jacksonville follows in another seven miles. 08/28/21
Exit 366 departs Interstate 95 south for SR 243 west and Pecan Park Road. A $17.4 million project upgraded Pecan Park Road west to Lexington Park Boulevard and the Lexington Park community to four lanes. Work ran from July 10, 2017 to Spring 2019.4 08/28/21
Interstate 95 passes east of the Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) vicinity along the ensuing stretch south of Pecan Park Road. 01/03/14
A parclo interchange (Exit 363) joins I-95 south with SR 102 (Airport Road) west to Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) and Max Leggett Parkway (formerly Duval Road) east to U.S. 17 in one mile. 08/28/21
Paid for by a conglomerate of developers (Ramco-Gershenson, Shands and Signature Land), a $12 million project expanded a 1.2 mile stretch of Duval Road between early August 2011 and 2012 into a four lane arterial. The expansion supported the River City Marketplace retail center opened in 2005, a medical campus for Shands Healthcare, Parkway Shops and other development. Duval Road was renamed Max Leggett Parkway, honoring the late Jacksonville city councilman (1991-99) and father of Signature Land owner Steve Leggett.5 08/28/21
Exit 363 leaves for SR 102 (Airport Road) west and Max Leggett Parkway east. Unmarked from I-95, SR 102 stems west to service JAX Airport. Max Leggett Parkway overlays the unsigned route of CR 110, which angles northeast 1.24 miles to U.S. 17 at Duval. 08/28/21
Guide signs for the Jacksonville Beltway (Exits 362A/B) were replaced in 2012 when I-295 was signed in place of SR 9A along the East Beltway around the city. SR 9A remains the unsigned counterpart for the entire 61 mile long urban loop. 08/28/21
The East Beltway provides direct access to the Jaxport Terminals at Dames Point and Blount Island via SR 105 at Exit 41. South from there, I-295 spans the Dames Point (N.B. Broward) Bridge to SR 10, U.S. 90 and SR 202 (Butler Boulevard) east for the Jacksonville area beaches. 08/28/21
Back to back ramps depart from I-95 south for the West and East Beltways. A directional cloverleaf interchange with left side ramps originally joined the two freeways at Exit 362. Work between late 2007 and September 2010 upgraded the exchange with a two lane flyover from I-95 south to I-295 (East Beltway) south.6 01/20/19
Travelers headed west along Interstate 10 toward Lake City or southwest to the Clay County suburb of Orange Park are directed onto the West Beltway to bypass central Jacksonville. I-295 south meets I-10 west in 15 miles near the Normandy neighborhood. 01/20/19
Further upgrades at the Northside Interchange with I-295 commenced in November 2016. Running through Fall 2021, Spring 2022, late 2022 Project 213323-1 adds a fifth southbound lane for Exit 362B and replaces the two remaining left side ramps from the Beltway to I-95 with high speed flyovers.7 01/03/14
I-295 (East Beltway) arcs southeast from Exit 362A to Blount Island and the Dames Point Bridge. The East Beltway, in conjunction with SR 9B at Southside, provides a bypass route for motorists continuing south from Jacksonville to St. Augustine, Daytona Beach and Orlando. 01/20/19
Exit 362B connects with I-295 (West Beltway) south to I-10 and Orange Park in 0.5 miles while the high speed ramp for I-295 (East Beltway) south to Blount Island and the Jacksonville Beaches departs beyond the Cole Road overpass. 08/28/21
The $176.8 million I-95/I-295 North Interchange Reconfiguration project adds a distributor roadway from the I-95 entrance ramps to the adjacent exit for U.S. 17 at Oceanway. 03/03/13
I-295 passes south of Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) on the ensuing stretch west from Exit 362B to the Garden City community. 08/28/21
The 50 foot high flyover from I-95 south to the East Beltway opened on August 24, 2010.6 08/28/21


 
Sources:
  1. The Everett Subdivision - http://www.abandonedrails.com/ Everett_Subdivision/, Abandonded Rails
  2. Duval County, Florida. Wikipedia.
  3. State Road A1A/State Road 200 DDI I-95 Reconstruction Project. Northeast Florida Roads (Florida Department of Transportation) District 2 web site.
  4. Pecan Park Road (S.R. 243) Reconstruction and Widening from I-95 to Lexington Park Boulevard. http://nflroads.com/ _layouts/FDOT D2 Northeast Florida Road Construction/ ProjectDetails.aspx?pid=486&sid=All Northeast Florida Roads (Florida Department of Transportation) District 2 web site.
  5. "The road to his dream is about to get wider Expanding Duval Road to 4 lanes will open up developer's plans for area." The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville), July 31, 2011.
  6. "Flyover to ease Northside commute The new ramp offers a two-lane exit from I-95 that will open Tuesday." The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville), August 23, 2010.
  7. "More road projects in the works for Northeast Florida One is on the Northside, one on the Westside, the other on U.S. 301." The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville), February 21, 2013.


Photo Credits:

03/03/13, 01/03/14, 01/05/19, 01/20/19, 06/01/21, 08/28/21 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 295 - East and West Beltway
U.S. 17
State Road A1A
State Road 102
State Road 243

Page Updated 11-12-2021.

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