ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- Navigating Orange Park is a headache. Just ask Sandra Keal.
"It's hard getting to or from Blanding. Oh my goodness," she said. Even on a good day traffic is bumper to bumper. "It's all day long. It's ridiculous," added Brittany Lopez.
Keal said, "Patience is a virtue."
But even hers is running on fumes. The problem is there has been so much new development here, these roads can't keep up.
Plans are drawn and work is already under way to alleviate some of the strain on Blanding. By 2014, you'll be able to jump off 295 on Morse Avenue and take a new service road all the way down to Roosevelt with exits along the way. And vice versa on the other side.
"Having service roads will separate the main line traffic from the local traffic so it will allow the through traffic just to keep on going down the interstate corridor," said Mike Goldman with the Department of Transportation.
He says when that project is finished, they will start work on another congestion fix, adding additional lanes on Roosevelt to get onto Interstate 295.
"It's a potentially dangerous situation with the backup from that ramp traffic," he said. "What this is going to do is make it easier to get onto 295 in that area."
Music to the ears of motorists, who are sick of singing along for hours to the same songs on the radio while they wait.
"It will help me," said Keal. "I go all the way down to Collins and all the way back to College. I'm constantly up and down Blanding so that, wow, that will help a lot."