Just the Facts: Project History

Jacksonville's Riverside and Brooklyn neighborhoods in the 1950.

I-10/ I- 95 Interchange 1972

The junction of Interstate 10 and 95 was originally constructed in the 1950’s as part of a cross town expressway system built by the Jacksonville Expressway Authority, which stretched from south of downtown Jacksonville across the St. Johns River on the Fuller Warren Bridge and north to the Beaver Street. The expressway also stretched west to Lane Avenue as what would later be I-10. At Myrtle Avenue a large arch truss structure was built to span the Florida East Coast Rail yard.

In the 1960’s, when the Interstate system connected to the expressway north, south, and west of town, the expressway junction became the I-10/ I-95 Interchange.

Several construction projects were initiated throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s, which upgraded the interchange. In the 1980’s, the Florida Department of Transportation, began preliminary design and engineering studies for the first major capacity upgrade to interchange since it’s original construction in the 1950’s. The planning and design for this upgrade would coincide with numerous interstate widening and upgrade projects on I-95 and I-10 completed throughout the 1990’s including the replacement of the Fuller Warren Bridge. (I-95 over the St. Johns River)

With the completion of project design, right-of-way acquisition, and utility relocation, construction of the new interchange will begin in February of 2005.

 

Map of Jacksonville, Florida in 1893 at Future Interchange Site
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