Florida State Road 109

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State Road 109

University Boulevard
SR 109 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by FDOT
Length8.707 mi[1] (14.013 km)
Major junctions
West end SR 13 in Jacksonville
Major intersections US 1 in Jacksonville
I-95 in Jacksonville
US 90 in Jacksonville
East endJacksonville University
CountryUnited States
Highway system
SR 105 I-110

State Road 109 (SR 109) is a 8.707-mile-long (14.013 km) state road in Jacksonville, Florida. It is an east–west road that starts at SR 13 and ends at Jacksonville University. SR 109 is known as University Boulevard because the route forms the eastern border of Jacksonville University's campus.

Route description

University Boulevard travels through the western part of Jacksonville's Arlington neighborhood. Mostly lined with businesses, it is a major thoroughfare throughout its course. SR 109 (University Boulevard)'s southern terminus is at an intersection with SR 13 (San Jose Boulevard), one block from the St. Johns River. It heads due east for over 1 mile (1.6 km) until reaching St. Augustine Road and turning to the northeast. It then passes over a CSX rail line before meeting U.S. Route 1 (US 1; Philips Highway) and traveling under Interstate 95 (I-95). The highway continues on a more northerly course as it reaches US 90 (Beach Boulevard) and SR 228 (Commodore Point Expressway) before an intersection with SR 10 (Atlantic Boulevard), and turns briefly to the west as it splits with SR 109A (Cesery Boulevard), crossing the Arlington River. After a major interchange with SR 115 (Arlington Expressway), it continues north to Jacksonville University. Although the SR 109 designation ends at Jacksonville University, University Boulevard continues north for more than 2 miles (3.2 km) with its northern terminus, like its southern, just feet from the St. Johns River.


Prior to the development of Jacksonville University, from which the road gets its current name, it was called Love Grove Road, hence Lovegrove Elementary School, on the same road. It was then very different from its current urban character. In earlier names it was rural, with farms and open spaces. From 2002 to 2005, the City of Jacksonville fought with neighborhood residents and businesses over two proposed intersection flyover projects included in the Better Jacksonville Plan. One proposed project was at SR 109's intersection with Atlantic Blvd/SR 10, while the other was at its intersection with Beach Blvd/US 90. Residents and businesses feared their properties would be consumed due to the space needed for construction, and that the city would cite eminent domain in order to do so. Other residents were concerned that the flyovers would detract from the beauty of the neighborhoods. In 2006, the City of Jacksonville considered alternative solutions to improving traffic congestion at these intersections, including various at-grade improvements: road widening, additional turn lanes, and other related options. Both plans were scrapped in September 2007.[2]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Jacksonville, Duval County.

0.0000.000 SR 13 (San Jose Boulevard)Southern terminus
1.7362.794 US 1 (Philips Highway / SR 5)
To Richard Street south / I-95 – St. Augustine
I-95 north (SR 9)
I-95 exit 346
2.2533.626Spring Park Road to Bowden Road
4.0056.445 US 90 (Beach Boulevard / SR 212)

To US 90 east (Beach Boulevard) / Atlantic Boulevard (SR 10) / Hart Bridge (SR 228) – Downtown Jacksonville
SR 10 / US 90 Alt. (Atlantic Boulevard)
5.9559.584University BoulevardNorthbound exit and southbound entrance; former SR 109 north

SR 115 (Arlington Expressway / SR 10A) to SR 109 north
Gap in route
0.0000.000 SR 115 (SR 10A) / University Boulevard south – Downtown Jacksonville, Beaches, Hart BridgeInterchange
2.2663.647North end of state maintenance
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

State Road 109A

State Road 109A


State Road 109A (SR 109A), also known as Cesery Boulevard, travels nearly exactly the same course a few blocks to the east of SR 109. Its southern terminus is at an intersection with SR 109 just south of the Arlington River crossing. Then, it travels north, intersecting SR 10 (Atlantic Boulevard) before becoming a two-lane street to its northern terminus at Ft. Caroline Road.

The entire route is in Jacksonville, Duval County.

SR 109 (University Boulevard)Southern terminus
SR 10 (Atlantic Boulevard)
Ft. Caroline RoadNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b FDOT straight line diagrams Archived March 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, accessed March 2014
  2. ^ New Fight over Atlantic-Kernan Overpass Florida Times-Union/Jacksonville.com Accessed 2 July 2008.