FDOT Says Construction of First Coast Expressway Is Behind Schedule

The Florida Times-Union reports, “Construction of two of the three sections of the multi-lane First Coast Expressway [link added] . . . is behind schedule, according to Florida Department of Transportation officials, who cited a variety of factors for the delays. The expressway is a limited access toll facility [ ] touted by elected officials and economic development authorities in Clay [County] as being a gateway to new residential and commercial economic growth, which translates into an increased tax base.” The expressway will eventually connect I-95 in northern St. Johns County to I-10 in western Duval County and includes a new bridge over the St. Johns River, according to FDOT.