• Toll roads to come to Duval County for first time since 1988

    By: Beth Rousseau , Action News Jax

    Updated:

    Tolls will soon be collected in Duval County for the first time since 1988.

    The Florida Department of Transportation says toll collection on phase 1 of the road, which runs from I-10 to Blanding Boulevard, will start in early 2019.

    The proposed 46-mile toll road will connect Duval, Clay and St. Johns counties once complete.

    Driver Wesley Holly told Action News Jax, “Being able to get from I-10 all the way to St. Augustine is going to be a bonus … going down to St. Augustine will be much quicker.”

    Others said it’s not as much of a bonus when you factor in the cost.

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    According to F-DOT each toll will cost between 20 and 85 cents for two axel vehicles.

    “I’m not happy about the fact that tolls are coming into the area … tolls are a nuisance,” explained driver Carol Hambright.

    The second part of the project is set to start in February and estimated to cost $229 million.

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