The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) began a landscaping project on the I-295 West Beltway from I-95 to west of Old St. Augustine Road in November 2021. The landscaping project will include plantings of various species of Florida-friendly vegetation along the interstate rights-of-way, ramps, ponds and other areas including Cathedral Live Oak, Bald Cypress, Cabbage Palm, Sweet Gum, Holly, Muhley Grass and Saw Palmetto. The project also includes installation of temporary irrigation systems to support the new plantings.
Arazoza Brothers Corporation was selected to complete the $1.4 million landscaping improvement project by spring 2024, which includes a two-year establishment period.
The landscaping project has been developed as a concept in conjunction with District Two’s FDOTree program, an initiative created to educate the public about FDOT’s Northeast Florida landscaping programs. For more information, visit .
Drivers should expect daytime shoulder closures throughout the duration of the approximate nine-month construction project. No closures will be scheduled during peak driving times or on holidays or special events.