The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is proposing the construction of express lanes
on I-95 from International Golf Parkway in St. Johns County to the I-95 / I-295 south interchange
in Duval County, a distance of approximately 14.5 miles.
The purpose of this project is to add managed capacity to the I-95 corridor from
International Golf Parkway in St. Johns County to the I-95/I-295 south interchange in Duval County:
- improve mobility
- reduce congestion
- provide travel options
This portion of I-95 is an important link in the State’s interstate system and provides
a major north-south traffic movement through the St. Johns County and Jacksonville urban area.
Based on the forecasted traffic volumes, traffic demand is expected to increase and the
roadway will perform below the minimum level of service standard “D” if capacity is not
added to the existing facility. However, continual widening of the facility to accommodate
ever increasing travel demand is not practicable. Instead, the facility’s congestion needs
to be managed while also increasing mobility and travel options. Managed capacity can
facilitate longer distance trips that I-95 was originally intended to accommodate.