Florida Residents weigh in on next leg of First Coast Expressway

Hundreds streamed through a small office to look at renderings of the First Coast Expressway’s next segment that will wind its way through Clay County.

The top half of segment two begins at Blanding Boulevard and goes to north of State Road 16. Construction will begin this month and finish in 2026, according to the Florida Department of Transportation. The southern half of the project in Clay County will run $180 million and the entire project costs $230 million. Construction begins in March and is expected to be completed in 2026.

The toll road, when complete, will connect Interstate 10 in Duval County to Interstate 95 in St. Johns County and involve building a new Shands Bridge in Green Cove Springs.