ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.-- The sights and sounds of 9B construction have been going on for quite some time.
"It's a significant roadway project that will require tens of millions of dollars," Darrell Locklear said.
9B starts at I-295 on the Southside and stretches to Philips Highway. There's plans to extend it into St. Johns County, but there's not enough dollars and cents to go around.
Action News has learned, at this time, no funds have been set aside for that phase of the project.
"We're continuing to work together to make this other north/south reliever available," Locklear continued.
Locklear, assistant administrator for St. Johns County, says it's not up to the county to find money. 9B is a state road, meaning that task falls on the Department of Transportation.
We reached out to them and they told us they're still moving forward with designs and plans in St. Johns County. When they do get the dough, it will most likely be a combination of state and federal dollars.
Locklear says for the sake of time and convenience for drivers he hopes something can be figured out soon.
"We are anticipating funding that would move the project further south to its connection with (County Road) 2209 and provide another north/south reliever for St. Johns County," he said.
A 9B workshop will be held April 9th at Courtyard by Marriott on Old St. Augustine Road in Jacksonville. The open house will be from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. with public comment starting at 6:30.