The intersection between J. Turner Butler Boulevard and Interstate 95 on Jacksonville’s Southside may get some much needed improvements.
Currently, the intersection is congested and includes some awkward traffic patterns. For example, drivers turning on to Northbound I-95 from Westbound JTB must switch lanes and merge with traffic coming from Salisbury Road just a few hundred feet prior to the exit to get onto I-95.
Daily, there are backups in the mornings getting on to I-95 and in the evenings getting on to JTB from I-95. Some help has already taken place as evening congestion on Eastbound JTB has been alleviated by the opening of additional lanes in the section of JTB near Kernan Boulevard.
It is also the site of many car accidents. At or near this intersection there were 448 car crashes from 2004 through 2008. Funding for the much needed changes has not been established; however it is a top priority according to state officials.