18 April Final Phase of First Coast Expressway is Now Fully Funded April 18, 2018 By Laura Pavlus News First Coast Expressway, logistics, logistical advangtage, I-10, I-95, Shands Bridge 1 Gov. Scott Announces $763 Million Investment in Transportation Project April 5, 2018 - Read more here GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced $763 million in funding for the Phase 3 of the First Coast Expressway project through the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Work Program. This investment includes funding for the replacement of the Shands Bridge and extension of the First Coast Expressway to I-95 in St. Johns County and is the final phase of the $1.9 billion project. Last month, Governor Scott signed the Securing Florida’s Future budget which invests a record $10.1 billion in transportation infrastructure to keep up with Florida’s continued growth and booming economy. Since Governor Scott took office in 2011, investments in transportation have increased by $3.3 billion. Governor Scott said, “By continuing to invest record amounts of funding in transportation in Florida, we are giving our job creators and families the infrastructure they need to grow and succeed. Today’s announcement will help bolster the job creation we are achieving across the state.” The first phase of the expressway, from I-10 to Blanding Boulevard, is already under construction. Construction on the second phase, from Blanding Boulevard to the St. Johns River in Clay County, is set to begin early next year. When complete, the First Coast Expressway will cover 46 miles of limited-access roadway, extending from Interstate 10 to Interstate 95, offering motorists and commercial vehicles an alternative that bypasses downtown Jacksonville. FDOT Secretary Mike Dew said, “Governor Scott recognizes that strategic investments in infrastructure drive strong economic growth, and projects like this one support continued prosperity and high quality of life for families and businesses in Northeast Florida and across our state. The Florida Department of Transportation is committed to enhancing safety, easing congestion and improving mobility for all of our citizens. Once complete, this bridge replacement and new roadway will connect communities and provide new and existing businesses with the infrastructure they need to thrive.” Read more about the First Coast Expressway here! Related FDOT Officials Stated Publicly That Construction of the Second Phase of the First Coast Expressway Will Begin in Early 2019 Florida Department of Transportation officials said publicly Monday that construction of the second phase of the First Coast Expressway will begin in early 2019 and take three years to build. First Coast Expressway-Connecting Our Community By the end of 2017, the Florida Department of Transportation will finish buying the right of way needed to begin construction on the second segment of the $2.4 billion roadway that will, when completed, connect Interstate 10 in Duval County to Interstate 95 in St. Johns County. The majority of the 46-mile roadway will run through Clay County, the largest county in Florida without an interstate. Utility Expansion to Support First Coast Expressway Clay County will soon be home to an advanced water treatment facility that, when complete, will treat up to 3 million gallons of water per day for the center of the county and help meet the needs of future expected growth from the First Coast Expressway. Located off Sandridge Road near Ronnie Van Zant Park, and aptly called the Mid-Clay Wastewater Treatment Facility, Clay County Utility Authority officials said the first phase of the $18.5 million project is about 40 percent complete. When phase one goes online, or in CCUA terms, is commissioned, the facility will treat 600,000 gallons of water per day. Phase one of the facility can handle another 2,900 homes, which would bring the total gallons of water treated per day to 1.5 million. Clay EDC Works Vigorously to Maximize ROI on First Coast Expressway Project Clay EDC is working vigorously to draw community leaders and stakeholders together to systematically maximize the return on investment of the First Coast Expressway. Clay Recieves $2M for Road to Future Industrial Park Directly Adjacent to First Coast Expressway This week Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced $16 million for projects meant to aid cities with job growth. Of that, Clay County is getting $2.06 million to build a road. Clay’s is one of six projects winning the final awards from an $85 million Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, which was divvied out all year.Clay County Commission Chair Gavin Rollins said the project will help build a roadway called Atlantis Drive, which will be near the under-construction First Coast Expressway, which will start at I-10 in Duval, travel through Clay and end at I-95 in St. Johns County. The new Atlantis Drive will extend east from Trail Ridge Road. Jacksonville's Tech Coast Conference Planted a Stake in the Ground While organizers of the Tech Coast Conference were thrilled that about 800 people attended the event Aug. 17 in Jacksonville, they’re assessing the real impact the conference had on the local technology industry beyond the numbers and say it’s basically planted a stake in the ground. Showing 1 Comment best essay This is exceptionally inspirational and an extremely motivating material for every one of us. I am happy that I have seen this post. 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