State Road 9B from State Road 9A to US 1 (Philips Highway)
Roads: State Road 9A, State Road 9B
Project Began: Summer 2010
Expected Completion: Summer 2013
Phase One of State Road 9B begins at State Road 9A and extends approximately three miles south where it will connect to US 1 at Gran Bay Parkway.
On the north end of the project, a new interchange between SR 9A and SR 9B will allow southbound SR 9A traffic to remain on SR 9A or enter SR 9B. Northbound SR 9B traffic will continue northbound onto SR 9A.
On the south end of the project, a new interchange will provide a direct connection between SR 9B and US 1 by way of signalized intersections. Turn lanes will be constructed both north- and southbound on US 1 for vehicles entering northbound SR 9B, and entrance and exit ramps will provide access between the two roadways.
Due to current low construction bids throughout the state, available funding and the fact that State Road 9B is not yet open for public use, FDOT recognized an opportunity to expand the initial planned footprint of this north-south roadway. The new road will still open with four lanes, but the contractor will be constructing and extra 16 feet of concrete along the edge of State Road 9B currently under construction. It can easily expand to six lanes with minor changes and minimal inconvenience to travelers. Click here to view the news release sent September 14, 2012 regarding the additional work
Lane closures will be necessary on US 1 and SR 9A during construction, but will not be allowed during peak traffic times.
This project was bid as a design/build contract to accelerate construction and was awarded to the design build team of Archer Western Contractors / GAI Consultants.
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