Florida Department of TRANSPORTATION

I-295 Express Lanes from I-95 to the Buckman Bridge

Overview

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) began construction in October 2014 to add express lanes on the I-295 West Beltway from the Buckman Bridge to I-95 (5.7 miles). Express lanes are an innovative concept to manage traffic congestion and ultimately provide choices for motorists. These new lanes will provide more capacity in areas where traffic congestion is a major problem.

Express lanes are known as an “expressway within an expressway” where express lanes are separated from the general use lanes. The I-295 Express Lanes will be a separate tolled facility from the general use lanes. The concept provides a choice for travelers along I-295. The toll rate will vary depending on the amount of traffic in the lanes. The existing lanes on the I-295 West Beltway will remain free.

Lane closures and even occasional detours on I-295, on cross roads and at interchanges will be necessary during construction, but efforts will be made to minimize traffic disruption and restrict closures to off-peak hours, including during the night.

In addition, construction noise may be especially loud during installation of concrete columns for the noise walls.

Construction will include noise walls, drainage, utilities and road widening. Construction work will be along the outside of I-295 and along the median.

Noise wall construction will begin early in the project and continue as road widening, bridge construction and drainage work move forward. Noise should be anticipated during construction of the noise walls as concrete columns are installed for the foundation of the walls. At project completion, the walls will help reduce road noise for residents and businesses located near I-295.

Visit www.northfloridaexpress.com for full details regarding this future project.

Traffic Impacts

I-295 East Beltway traffic impacts
April 13-19, 2019

Nighttime northbound road closure from Baymeadows Road to State Road 9B Sunday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for concrete pour for new overpass. Follow detour.

Nighttime off-ramp closure from I-295 East Beltway to westbound Butler Boulevard Monday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for road work. Follow detour.

Nighttime lane closures from Philips Highway to UNF Drive Sunday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for road work and to install barrier wall.

Nighttime lane closures from Pulaski Road to Biscayne Boulevard Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for road work.

I-295 West Beltway traffic impacts
April 13-19, 2019

Nighttime lane closures from Buckman Bridge to the I-95 south interchange from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for road work. Ramp work may also take place during the nighttime lane closures.

Nighttime lane closures at Normandy Boulevard from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for overpass repair.

Old St. Augustine Road traffic impacts
April 13-19, 2019

Nighttime full closure at I-295 West Beltway from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Follow detour.

Project Photos

Project Documents

Express lanes October 2014
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Project Details

Project Start:October 2014
Expected Completion:Spring 2019
Cost:$89 million
Project #:213345-7
RoadsInterstate 295
CountiesDuval
CitiesJacksonville

Contact

Hampton Ray
386-269-3269

I-295 Express Lanes from I-95 to the Buckman Bridge

Overview

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) began construction in October 2014 to add express lanes on the I-295 West Beltway from the Buckman Bridge to I-95 (5.7 miles). Express lanes are an innovative concept to manage traffic congestion and ultimately provide choices for motorists. These new lanes will provide more capacity in areas where traffic congestion is a major problem.

Express lanes are known as an “expressway within an expressway” where express lanes are separated from the general use lanes. The I-295 Express Lanes will be a separate tolled facility from the general use lanes. The concept provides a choice for travelers along I-295. The toll rate will vary depending on the amount of traffic in the lanes. The existing lanes on the I-295 West Beltway will remain free.

Lane closures and even occasional detours on I-295, on cross roads and at interchanges will be necessary during construction, but efforts will be made to minimize traffic disruption and restrict closures to off-peak hours, including during the night.

In addition, construction noise may be especially loud during installation of concrete columns for the noise walls.

Construction will include noise walls, drainage, utilities and road widening. Construction work will be along the outside of I-295 and along the median.

Noise wall construction will begin early in the project and continue as road widening, bridge construction and drainage work move forward. Noise should be anticipated during construction of the noise walls as concrete columns are installed for the foundation of the walls. At project completion, the walls will help reduce road noise for residents and businesses located near I-295.

Visit www.northfloridaexpress.com for full details regarding this future project.

Project Details

Project Start:October 2014
Expected Completion:Spring 2019
Cost:$89 million
Project #:213345-7
RoadsInterstate 295
CountiesDuval
CitiesJacksonville

Contact

Hampton Ray
386-269-3269

Traffic Impacts

I-295 East Beltway traffic impacts
April 13-19, 2019

Nighttime northbound road closure from Baymeadows Road to State Road 9B Sunday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for concrete pour for new overpass. Follow detour.

Nighttime off-ramp closure from I-295 East Beltway to westbound Butler Boulevard Monday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for road work. Follow detour.

Nighttime lane closures from Philips Highway to UNF Drive Sunday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for road work and to install barrier wall.

Nighttime lane closures from Pulaski Road to Biscayne Boulevard Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for road work.

I-295 West Beltway traffic impacts
April 13-19, 2019

Nighttime lane closures from Buckman Bridge to the I-95 south interchange from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for road work. Ramp work may also take place during the nighttime lane closures.

Nighttime lane closures at Normandy Boulevard from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for overpass repair.

Old St. Augustine Road traffic impacts
April 13-19, 2019

Nighttime full closure at I-295 West Beltway from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Follow detour.

Project Documents

Express lanes October 2014

Project Photos

 
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