For Full Story Visit: Rick Scott 45th Governor of Florida
Article By: Staff
Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the opening of the new eastbound J. Turner Butler Boulevard flyover ramp on September 6. The 1,400 foot, two-lane flyover will carry eastbound J. Turner Butler Boulevard (SR 202/JTB) traffic from the Interstate 95 (I-95) southbound interchange where more than 112,000 vehicles travel daily. In 2013, Governor Scott allocated $78 million in funding to complete this critical infrastructure project.
Governor Scott said, “I am proud to join the Jacksonville community today to announce the opening of the new flyover which will increase safety and efficiency. Since December 2010, Florida has welcomed more than one million new residents and projects like this are necessary for our growing population and economy. Thanks to our commitment to making record transportation investments, critical projects like this will help ensure Florida’s transportation infrastructure remains a national leader for generations to come”
Since 2011, Governor Scott has proudly recommended and supported record infrastructure investments of more than $63 billion and helped Florida grow investments in roads, bridges, airports and seaports by $4 billion.
The new flyover is part of a $78 million design-build project (total cost of all phases) that also includes the reconstruction and widening of the I-95/JTB interchange ramps. It features the addition of a westbound JTB overpass to eliminate the merging conflicts and reduce congestion at Belfort Road. In addition, the reconstructed I-95 northbound off-ramp provides direct access to westbound JTB from I-95 northbound.
FDOT’s District Two Secretary Greg Evans said, “We appreciate Governor Scott’s continued support in providing the people of Northeast Florida with reliable transportation solutions. The advancement of funding for this project in 2013 provided the resources to improve this interchange benefitting local Floridians on day one of the opening.”