Construction is now underway on the third and final phase of State Road 9B from I-95 to County Road 2209 (St. Johns Parkway) in St. Johns County.
The final segment of State Road 9B extends 2.3 miles from I-95 to County Road 2209 and includes a new intersection at Peyton Parkway (Race Track Road Connector) and County Road 2209. The new 1-mile Peyton Parkway connector road will provide direct access to and from Race Track Road to State Road 9B. Due to the close proximity of the current State Road 9B and I-95 interchange, and the distance between its ramps, an interchange at State Road 9B and Race Track Road is not possible.
This project also includes construction of five retention ponds and bridges/overpasses at Race Track Road, Peyton Parkway, Durbin Creek and Russell Sampson Road.
Lane closures will occur on I-95 weeknights from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. with possible weekday detours allowed from midnight to 5 a.m. Nighttime detours are also possible on Russell Sampson and Race Track roads from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Lane closures are allowed on Russell Sampson Road from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again from 3:30 p.m. to 7 a.m., except on Wednesdays where no lane closures are allowed from 1-2:30 p.m. Lane closures are allowed on Race Track Road (east and west of Bartram Park Boulevard) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and again from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Speeding fines are doubled when workers are present.
FDOT hired Superior Construction Company Southeast of Jacksonville to construct the $79.7 million State Road 9B extension project.
All movements on State Road 9B phase III were opened August 9 2018; however, lane closures may still be necessary to complete remaining work. The project is estimated for completion before the summer is over.
State Road 9B Fact Sheet (Provided at August Open House)
Roads: State Road 9B
Counties: Duval, St. Johns