JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Express lanes will become part of the city's landscape in four years with express lanes being built on Interstate 295 between Interstate 95 and the Buckman Bridge.
A five-mile stretch of the interstate will have express lanes in both directions, giving motorists an option.
"Time is money because if it takes you longer, it is going to take longer to get to jobs," said Greg Lockwood who is a landscaper and is on the interstate a lot.
The express lanes would be part of the Sun Pass system, with everything done electronically and no human toll booth workers.
"You have a choice," said Florida Department of Transportation spokesman Mike Goldman. "You can go on express lane or slow lane. All you have to do is make that decision."
The projected charge to use express lanes says Goldman would range between a dime and quarter a mile depending on the time of day. A higher charge would be in place during peak traffic times.
The state is looking down the road on adding express lanes along J. Turner Butler Boulevard and I-295 on the Northside.
On Tuesday, February 12, state traffic planners will host an information session on express lanes at the Ramada Inn off San Jose Boulevard. The event gets underway at 4:30 p.m.
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