The Florida Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin a twelve mile resurfacing project on I-95 from State Road 207 to International Golf Parkway in early October 2021. During the project, crews will mill and resurface the existing three-lane northbound and southbound roadway of I-95 from State Road 207 to International Golf Parkway, including the interstate entry and exit ramps at State Road 207 and State Road 16.
Improvements will also include construction of a Median U-Turn Intersection along State Road 16 at the I-95 Interchange. This new interchange concept has been widely utilized in other parts of the United States, however it will be the first full Median U-Turn intersection constructed in the State of Florida. Drivers approaching a Median U-Turn intersection who desire to turn left will be routed straight through the intersection and diverted to a one way median opening located several hundred feet from the main intersection. This configuration will eliminate left-turning movements from the main intersection and reduced signal cycle times, which will result in increased safety and overall shorter travel times.
Other improvements will include 6-laning of State Road 16 through the interchange, milling and resurfacing and pier protection along State Road 207, and upgrades to signalization, roadway lighting and the Intelligence Transportation Systems (ITS) throughout the project limits.
Temporary lane closures will be permitted on Sunday through Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Anderson Columbia was selected to complete both improvement projects.
Citizens interested in the improvements are encouraged to attend the construction open house for additional details Wednesday, September 29 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The open house will be held in the St. Johns County Auditorium located at 500 San Sebastian View Road, St. Augustine, Florida. Project staff members will be available to answer questions and address any concerns from the public. No formal presentation will be given. Citizens may also attend the construction open house online in GoTo Webinar if they are not able to attend in person.