State Road 9B (SR 9B) is a planned four lane divided highway that will eventually connect Duval and St. Johns County from the I-295 East Beltway to County Road 2209 (St. Johns Parkway).
The corridor is divided into three phases.
Construction on Phase 1 began in summer 2010. The northbound lanes of the new roadway from Philips Highway to the I-295 East Beltway opened to traffic September 19, 2013. Southbound lanes opened September 20, 2013.
Construction began on Phase 2 in spring of 2013. Phase 2 of State Road 9B from Interstate 95 to Philips Highway (U.S. 1) opened June 10, 2016.
Construction began September 8, 2015 on Phase 3, the final phase of State Road 9B, from I-95 to County Road 2209 (St. Johns Parkway) in St. Johns County.