Florida State Route 202
According to Simplyyellowpages, State Route 202 or State Road 202 (SR-202) is a state route in the U.S. state of Florida. The road forms an east-west route in the Jacksonville metropolitan area and is operated as a freeway. State Road 202 connects the city of Jacksonville with the coastal towns around Jacksonville Beach and is 13 miles long.
State Road 202 begins at a junction with Interstate 95 in southeast Jacksonville and is a partial interchange here. The highway then has 2×3 lanes and leads east through suburban area. There is a cloverleaf interchange with State Road 115 and a turbine interchange with Interstate 295. To the east, the highway leads more along the edge of the suburbs, through wooded areas to the coastal strip. This part narrows from 2×3 to 2×2 lanes. There is a bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway, after which State Road 202 in Jacksonville Beach ends at State Road A1A.
State Road 202 was built in the second half of the 1970s to connect Jacksonville to the Atlantic coast, some distance parallel to US 90. The highway opened in 1979 as a toll road, the James Turner Butler Expressway. The highway is named after J. Turner Butler (1882-1969), a Florida politician.
When the toll road opened it was called a ‘road to nowhere’, but over the years the area became more suburbanized and recreational traffic to Jacksonville Beach increased. The highway was only briefly a toll road, the toll collection was already ended in 1988.
The westernmost section between I-95 and State Road 115 was originally a single-level city highway with traffic lights, which became grade-separated in 1997. The connection to I-95 was originally a diamond connection, later a parclo during the 1997 conversion and in 2017 a flyover was constructed for traffic from Jacksonville to Jacksonville Beach. The terminus at State Road A1A in Jacksonville Beach was originally a traffic signal controlled intersection. In the mid 90s this was transformed into a trumpet connection.
The turbine interchange with I-295 opened to traffic around 2007, before that this was a diamond connection. On March 21, 2022, a diverging diamond interchange opened at its junction with San Pablo Road.
Every day, 89,000 vehicles drive east of I-95, increasing to 97,000 vehicles west of I-295 and 113,000 vehicles east of it. This then drops to 60,000 vehicles in Jacksonville Beach.
Florida State Route 228
State Route 228 or State Road 228 (SR-228) is a state route in the U.S. state of Florida. The road forms an east-west route through the city of Jacksonville and is 32 miles long. A small part is a motorway and is called the Commodore Point Expressway over a length of 8 kilometers.
The Hart Bridge over the St. Johns River.
State Road 228 begins at the hamlet of Maxville on US 301 and heads east, initially through wooded areas as a single-lane road. From Cecil Airport, the road has 2×2 lanes and then forms an urban arterial that forms a western approach road from Jacksonville. There is a connection to State Road 23 and later to the beltway Interstate 295. Deeper in the city it forms a more secondary city road that turns off several times in the grid.
Eventually you reach Downtown Jacksonville, after which the road from the east side of the center forms a highway, the Commodore Point Expressway. The Hart Bridge crosses the St. Johns River. The highway then continues for another 5 kilometers until US 90 in the east of the city.
The Hart Bridge over the St. Johns River opened to traffic on November 2, 1967. It was the fourth and final bridge for local traffic at Downtown Jacksonville.
7,000 vehicles drive daily on US 301, rising to 16,000 to 20,000 vehicles in western Jacksonville. The Hart Bridge Expressway near the center initially travels 12,000 vehicles per day, then increasing to 46,000 vehicles on the Hart Bridge itself. The intensities then drop again to 25,000 vehicles per day until the terminus with US 90.
Florida State Route 293
According to itypejob, State Route 293 or State Road 293 (SR-293) is a state route in the U.S. state of Florida. The road forms a super two in the northwest part of the state, from Destin to Niceville. The road is 25 kilometers long.
State Route 293.
State Road 293 begins in Destin on US 98, almost on the Gulf of Mexico. The road in Destin is a 2×2 divided highway with traffic lights. Destin is located on a peninsula and the 5.8-mile Mid-Bay Bridge bridges the Choctawhatchee Bay to the mainland at Niceville. This is a toll road. On the north side, State Road 293 is briefly a 2×2 freeway, then a 1×2 super two with grade separated intersections. The road runs through the woods around Niceville and ends at State Road 85.
The State Road 293 is relatively new. It started with the Mid-Bay Bridge, which was built over Choctawhatchee Bay in 1992-1993 and made the seaside town of Destin more accessible from the north. On May 12, 2011, a short diversion opened north of the bridge to State Road 20 east of Niceville. On January 4, 2014, the Niceville bypass, also known as the Mid-Bay Bridge Connector, opened.
It is planned to extend the toll road for another 6 kilometers southwest, so that it will join the Northwest Florida Regional Airport. This civilian airport is located at Eglin Air Force Base.
In 1994, 5,200 vehicles drove daily across the Mid-Bay Bridge, by 2012 this had increased to 17,900 vehicles.
Both the Mid-Bay Bridge and Niceville Bypass are toll roads. The Niceville Bypass is a free-flow toll road with electronic toll collection.