Project Update

Express Lanes Are Improving Traffic Conditions for Drivers On I-95

Users of I-95 – both those using the express lanes and the general lanes – are benefiting from significant performance improvements along the corridor in Miami-Dade County.  Before 95 Express, the general lanes and the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes were operating below 20 MPH during rush hour periods.  With the opening of the express lanes, drivers are experiencing improved speeds above 40 MPH in the general lanes and 50 MPH in the express lanes in the northbound and southbound directions during rush hour periods.

To view express lanes typical toll amounts by hour, click on the "Tolling & Typical Toll Amount" section on this site. These do not guarantee future toll rates, but give a general sense of how tolls vary throughout the day.  Actual tolls at any particular time are based on traffic conditions.

PROJECT UPDATE - Two Public Open Houses in November 2014

95 Express Phase 2 is entering the final months of construction. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will host two open houses for the 95 Express Phase 2 project so the public can learn what to expect as the project nears completion. Meetings will be held:

 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
6 p.m.—8 p.m.
International Game Fish Association, 300 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach, FL

Thursday, November 20, 2014
6 p.m.—8 p.m.
Trinity Church, 17801 NW 2 Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. For additional information about these meetings, if you need special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), or if you require translation services (free of charge), please contact Tish Burgher at least seven business days before the meetings, at 954-325-8022. 

EXISTING EXPRESS LANES - PHASE  1B:

Southbound:

This phase included building two southbound express lanes between Miami Gardens Drive / NE although Street and SR. 836. The express lanes, commonly known as High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes, replaced the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane in this area.

Express lanes are separated from general purpose lanes by plastic poles. Plastic Pole installation in the southbound express lanes was completed in December, 2009 and electronic toll collection began on January 15, 2010. Express Bus service between Miami-Dade and Broward Counties began on January 25, 2010.

Northbound:

Phase 1B also included extending the length of the northbound express lanes by relocating the northbound entrance. It has been relocated approximately one mile south of its former location, closer to I-395/SR. 836 and downtown Miami.