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

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.