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I-95 Express Project Development & Environment Study From International Golf Parkway to I-95 / I-295 South Interchange St. Johns and Duval Counties, Florida Financial Project ID: 424026-1

Public Hearing March 10, 2016 Renaissance World Golf Village Resort 500 South Legacy Trail St. Augustine, FL 32092


WELCOME 95 Express

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Purpose of a Public Hearing • Inform you of the study findings

• Discuss the recommended alternative

• Receive public input

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Public Hearing Notification • Advertised in • Florida Times-Union • St. Augustine Record • Florida Administrative Register

• Notified by Mail • Property Owners • Interested Citizens • Elected & Appointed Officials

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Project Information Location • Available since February 19, 2016 at: • FDOT Urban Office 2198 Edison Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32204 • FDOT St. Augustine Maintenance Office 3600 DOT Road St. Augustine, FL 32084

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Location Map

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Location Map End Project

Approximately: 14 Miles

Begin Project

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Location Map

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Location Map

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Project Phases PLANNING

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT & ENVIRONMENT STUDY

DESIGN

RIGHT OF WAY ACQUISITION

CONSTRUCTION

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Project Development Process Data Collection

Purpose and Need

Alternative Analysis

Alternative Selections

Public Involvement

Environmental Consideration

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Alternatives Public Meeting November 5, 2015 Renaissance World Golf Village Resort

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Why Express Lanes? • Highway Capacity has been unable to keep up with demand due to: • Increased Construction Cost • Right of Way Constraints • Environmental Concerns • Societal Concerns

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Why Express Lanes? 100% 90%

National Highway Statistic, 1980-2010 Vehicle Miles Traveled

Lane Miles Added

80%

98 % Increase

% INCREASE

70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20%

8 % Increase

10% 0% 1980

1990

2000

YEAR Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics

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I-95

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Why Express Lanes? Population Growth - 1980 to 2040

Duval

St. Johns

1,200,000

1,072,000

1,000,000

864,000

POPULATION

800,000

571,000 600,000

377,000

400,000

190,000 200,000

-

51,000 1980

1990

2000

2010

2020

2030

YEAR Source: 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010 Census, 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan

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Why Express Lanes? • Preserve Mobility • Improve travel time reliability and provide travel choices • Express Lanes provide travel choices and allow for a predictable trip.

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Why Express Lanes? • Two (2) Alternatives considered for the study • No-Build Alternative (Do-Nothing Alternative) • Build Alternative (Express Lanes)

• Existing lanes on I-95 will remain free for both alternatives

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What are Express Lanes? • Express Lanes • Expressway-within-an-Expressway • Electronically Tolled • Variable pricing of tolls based on congestion

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Express Lanes in the United States Seattle, WA SR 167

Denver, CO I-25, I-36, C-470

Minneapolis, MN I-394

Washington, D.C. I-95, I-395, I-495

Portland, OR Highway 217 Salt Lake City, UT I-15 Oakland, CA I-680

New York/New Jersey Lincoln Tunnel

Santa Cruz, CA Highway 1

North Virginia I-95, I-395

Orange County, CA Route 91

Raleigh, NC I-40 Atlanta, GA I-75, I-575

San Diego, CA I-15

Dallas, TX I-30 and I-635 (which includes Loop 12, SH 183 and -820 I

Houston, TX I-10 and US 290 Austin, TX Loop 1

Ft. Lauderdale, Fl I-595 Miami, FL I-95

Existing HOT Lanes

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Express Lanes in Florida • Miami • Orlando • Tampa Bay • Jacksonville

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Express Lanes in Miami, Florida • Well Received • 71 % - Satisfied or very satisfied with I-95 Express Lanes 1

• Before Express Lanes (Peak Period Speed, 2008)2 • Northbound - 20 MPH, Southbound - 15 MPH

• After Express Lanes (Peak Period Speed, 2014)2 • Northbound – 63 MPH in Express Lanes / 55 MPH in General

Use Lanes • Southbound - 64 MPH in Express Lanes / 56 MPH in General Source: Commuter Survey – October 2010 2 Source: 95 Express Annual Report, 2014-2015 1

Use Lanes

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Express Lanes

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NORTHBOUND EXPRESS LANES

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Northbound Express Lanes End Express Lanes

Begin Express Lanes

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Northbound Express Lanes • Access to Express Lanes is provided for: • International Golf Parkway • Future First Coast Expressway • CR 210 • SR 9B

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Northbound Express Lanes • Access from Express Lanes is provided for: • SR 9B • Old St. Augustine Road • I-95/I-295 South Interchange

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SOUTHBOUND EXPRESS LANES

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Southbound Express Lanes Begin Express Lanes

End Express Lanes

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Southbound Express Lanes • Access to Express Lanes provided for: • I-95/I-295 South Interchange • Old St. Augustine Road • SR 9B

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Southbound Express Lanes • Access from Express Lanes provided for: • SR 9B • CR 210 • Future First Coast Expressway • International Golf Parkway

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Express Lanes Summary

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Express Lanes Summary

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Express Lanes Summary

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Interchange Improvements • International Golf Parkway Interchange • CR 210 Interchange • Old St. Augustine Road Interchange

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Toll Collection/SunPass • All electronic toll collection • No toll booths • SunPass

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Project Cost • Total Project Cost = $ 602 million

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Stormwater Ponds

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Right-of-Way • Right-of-Way will be required for stormwater ponds

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Environmental Considerations

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Noise • In accordance with FDOT and FHWA requirements • Solicit Input

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Cultural Resources & Contamination • Cultural Resources • No historic or archaeological site was found to be eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

• Contamination • No significant impacts to contamination sites. • Site assessment and any necessary remediation will be coordinated with appropriate regulatory agencies prior to right-of-way purchase.

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Air Quality • No significant air quality impacts.

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Executive Orders Federal Executive Order 11990 “Protection of Wetlands” and Federal Executive Order 11988 “Floodplain Management”

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Wetlands • Approximately 110 acres of wetland impacts.

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Threatened or Endangered Species • No Significant Impacts

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Permits

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Project Schedule PLANNING

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT & ENVIRONMENT STUDY

Underway

DESIGN

Underway

RIGHT OF WAY ACQUISITION

2018

CONSTRUCTION

Not funded

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Summary • Build Alternative (Express Lanes) - Recommended Alternative • Provides travel choices • Provides travel time reliability • Manages traffic demand • Existing lanes on I-95 will remain free

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Comments • We welcome your comments Florida Department of Transportation Attn: Stephen Browning, P.E. Project Manager 1109 S. Marion Ave., MS 2007 Lake City, FL 32025-5874 Stephen. Browning@dot.state.fl.us

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Comments All comments postmarked on or before March 20, 2016 will be included in the Public Hearing Record.

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Civil Rights Act of 1964 • Public participation at this meeting is encouraged and sought without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status.

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Title VI – Non-Discrimination Program Persons may file a formal complaint(s) by writing to: Florida D.O.T. Ms. Dorothy Neal Administrative Compliance Monitor 1109 S. Marion Ave., MS 2013 Lake City, Florida 32025-5874 or Florida D.O.T. Equal Opportunity Office 605 Suwannee Street, MS 65 Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0450

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Questions • Personnel are available to answer your questions

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Project Website • www.northfloridaexpress.com • Project Information, exhibits

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Thank You

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PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

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Final I-95 express Lane Presentation  
Final I-95 express Lane Presentation