U.S. 1 Alternate North

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U.S. 1 Alternate north & Florida 228 west
Back to back on-ramps join U.S. 1 Alternate north & unsigned Florida 228 (Hart Bridge Expressway) west from the parclo interchange with Atlantic Boulevard (SR 10). U.S. 1 Alternate north to U.S. 1 (MLK, Jr. Parkway) takes drivers to I-95 in 5.5 miles. Photo taken 07/04/06.
A wide swath of concrete remains at the site of the former Hart Bridge toll plaza. A voter referendum passed in 1988 led to the removal of all Jacksonville area tolls in 1989. Photo taken 07/04/06.
U.S. 1 Alternate and unsigned Florida 228 split at the north end of the Hart Bridge in one mile. SR 228 lines the west prong of the Hart Bridge Expressway to Downtown while U.S. 1 Alternate travels along the north prong to Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway through East Jacksonville. Photo taken 07/04/06.
The Isaiah D. Hart Bridge spans the St. Johns River at 3,844 feet in length.1 The continuous steel through truss bridge opened to traffic on November 2, 1967. Photo taken 07/04/06.
A 55.4 foot deck1 with no shoulders accommodates four lanes of travel between Empire Point and Commodore Point. Photo taken 07/04/06.
The Hart Bridge crests at 141 feet above the St. Johns River navigation channel. Photo taken 07/04/06.
51,500 vehicles per day (vpd) were recorded by FDOT in 2015 at the south end of the Hart Bridge. The span is a part of a busy commuter route between Southside and Downtown. Photo taken 07/04/06.
The 1953-opened Mathews Bridge appears to the northeast as it links Midtown with Arlington. Photo taken 07/04/06.
U.S. 1 Alternate northbound lowers from the Hart Bridge superstructure above the Commodore Point industrial area. Photo taken 07/04/06.
The wye interchange separating traffic for the two Hart Bridge Expressway prongs frames EverBank Field. The stadium is home of the Jacksonville Jaguars and a NCAA College Football Bowl Game. Photo taken 07/30/06.
A single lane flyover takes U.S. 1 Alternate north toward MLK, Jr. Parkway while the Hart Bridge mainline defaults onto unsigned Florida 228 west. A half diamond interchange provides access to the Jacksonville sports complex area from U.S. 1 Alternate nearby. Photo taken 07/04/06.
U.S. 1 Alternate north
The sports complex off-ramp quickly lowers from the Hart Bridge Expressway to Duval and Parker Streets. Duval Street links U.S. 1 Alternate with Gator Bowl Boulevard and adjacent EverBank Field to the west and Talleyrand Avenue and Jaxport facilities to the east. Photo taken 12/30/06.
A Super Two viaduct takes U.S. 1 Alternate north along side Parker Street. Photo taken 12/30/06.
Looking east at the Mathews Bridge, a steel through truss bridge carrying Florida 115 east to Arlington and Woodland Acres. Photo taken 12/30/06.
A narrow slip ramp ties into the Hart Bridge Expressway northbound from adjacent Parker Street at Beaver Street. This ramp is normally closed. Photo taken 12/30/06.
U.S. 1 Alternate curves northwest after passing below the Mathews Bridge to line up with Haines Street. The subsequent three northbound off-ramps connect the adjacent street to 8th Street at Fairfield. Photo taken 12/30/06.
Northbound ramps from both U.S. 1 Alternate (Hart Bridge Expressway) and Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway (unsigned SR 115) come together at Haines Street below the wye interchange joining the two freeways. Photo taken 12/30/06.
Now merged with Florida 115, U.S. 1 Alternate overtakes Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway northbound. The freeway passes over Jessie Street ahead the second Haines Street off-ramp. Haines Street forms a local service road for industrial businesses along this stretch. Photo taken 09/22/14.
A modified diamond interchange connects U.S. 1 Alternate with 8th Street west of the Jaxport Talleyrand Terminal in one quarter mile. Photo taken 09/22/14.
MLK, Jr. Parkway northbound ascends over a CSX Railroad and Deer Creek as the 8th Street off-ramp departs. 8th Street joins U.S. 1 Alternate with the adjacent Fairfield and Phoenix neighborhoods. Photo taken 09/22/14.
The ensuing northbound exit departs in one half mile for 21st Street east and Phoenix Avenue. This stretch was rebuilt as part of the 21st Street Interchange project between November 2011 and May 2014. Photo taken 09/22/14.
Construction realigned U.S. 1 Alternate to the west, replacing a sharp curve previously in place. New ramps were also added for 21st Street from both directions. This replaced part of a diamond interchange with Phoenix Avenue nearby. Photo taken 09/22/14.
New ramps for 21st Street enhance access between MLK, Jr. Parkway and the Jaxport Talleyrand Terminal east of the Longbranch neighborhood. Photo taken 09/22/14.
U.S. 1 Alternate turns west parallel to 19th and 21st Streets from Phoenix Avenue to Main Street. Departing next is the Liberty Street off-ramp in one quarter mile. Photo taken 09/22/14.
A series of four slip ramps depart in quick succession between Liberty Street and Boulevard. Photo taken 09/22/14.
Motorists leave U.S. 1 Alternate (MLK, Jr. Parkway) north for 20th Street west at Liberty Street. Liberty Street leads south to Phoenix and north to Evergreen Cemetery. Photo taken 09/22/14.
The exit for U.S. 1 & 17 (Main Street) south to Springfield and U.S. 17 (Main Street) north to Brentwood departs to the immediate west of the Liberty Street underpass. Photo taken 09/22/14.
U.S. 1 & 17 overlap south from MLK, Jr. Parkway to State Street on the outskirts of Downtown. U.S. 17 north follows Main Street for the remainder of its course north through Jacksonville. Photo taken 09/22/14.
U.S. 17 (Main Street) north connects the parkway with Panama Park and the North Shore communities. U.S. 1 north overtakes the freeway from U.S. 1 Alternate just beyond the upcoming Pearl Street off-ramp. Photo taken 07/30/06.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway west ascends over U.S. 1 & 17 (Main Street) on the quarter mile approach to the Pearl Street exit. Photo taken 09/22/14.
Pearl Street parallels U.S. 17 three blocks to the west through the Brentwood and Springfield neighborhoods. Photo taken 09/22/14.
U.S. 1 northbound merges onto MLK, Jr. Parkway just ahead of the diamond interchange with Boulevard. No end sign is posted for U.S. 1 Alternate. Photo taken 09/22/14.

Sources:

  1. Hart Bridge, Bridgehunter.com.


Photo Credits:

  • 07/04/06 by AARoads and Justin Cozart.
  • 07/30/06 by AARoads.
  • 12/30/06 by AARoads.
  • 09/22/14 by AARoads.

Connect with:
Interstate 95
U.S. 1
U.S. 17
U.S. 90
Florida 10
Florida 10A
Florida 115
Florida 228 / County Road 228

Page Updated 06-25-2016.