First Coast Expressway
The First Coast Expressway (FCE, SR 23) is a multi-lane, limited access toll road that, once completed, will cross parts of Duval, Clay and St. Johns counties. Expressway traffic will pass through electronic toll gantries without stopping. The gantries will contain an electronic system that will either detect the vehicle’s SunPass transponder device or scan the vehicle’s license plate for a toll-by-plate invoice in the mail. The total length of the proposed roadway is approximately 46 miles. The FCE will reduce congestion on other major roadways in the region, important not only for daily commuters but also critically important during times of storm-related evacuation.
Toll collection has not started. It will begin once construction is completed on the first phase of the First Coast Expressway (U.S. 90/I-10 to Blanding Boulevard). Currently, this is expected to take place in October 2018, weather and schedule permitting.