The Florida Department of Transportation is conducting a Project Development & Environment (PD&E) Study for proposed widening and reconstruction of U.S. 17 (S.R. 15) from south of the Wells Road Intersection to Birmingham Avenue, a distance of 3 miles, in Clay and Duval Counties. Additional improvements include ramp and intersection improvements at U.S. 17 and the I-295 off ramps, Eldridge Avenue, Old Orange Park Road, and Wells Road.
Traffic operations within the project study area show excessive delay and heavy queuing at the intersections along U.S. 17 during peak hours as well as at the on and off-ramps to I-295. With expectations of continued traffic operation issues, this PD&E study is investigating alternatives to meet capacity needs, intersection operations, and safety within the study area.