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, April 2014

  • Road widening along I-95 is underway at various locations throughout the project area. Up to three travel lanes are closed nightly in the work zone, between 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, and from 11 p.m. Friday to noon on Saturday. Entrance and exit ramps are closed as needed.
  • Installation of tolling and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) equipment is on-going throughout the project limits. Most work is being done behind barrier wall, away from traffic, during daytime hours and will continue for the next several months. When necessary, travel lanes are closed at night, between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday and from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., Friday and Saturday.  Travel lanes on entrance and exit ramps and local streets are closed as necessary.
  • Bridge widening is ongoing along I-95 at Stirling Road, Hollywood Boulevard, Pembroke Road, and Hallandale Beach Boulevard in Broward County and over the Snake Creek Canal in Miami-Dade County. Nighttime lane closures on I-95 and local streets occur as needed Sunday through Thursday, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Entrance and exit ramps are closed as necessary, during these times.
  • Installation of overhead sign structures is underway along I-95. This work requires closing I-95 in one direction at a time and detouring traffic between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m.  Please check traffic conditions to see when these closures are scheduled. 

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.