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 - March 2015
Final paving along northbound I-95 in Miami-Dade County is completed. Final pavement markings will be placed along northbound I-95 in Miami-Dade County in March and plastic poles, which separate the express lanes from the general lanes, will be installed beginning in late March or early April.
Final paving along southbound I-95 in Miami-Dade County will begin in March.
Drivers should plan ahead, pay close attention to changes in the traffic lanes as a result of on-going paving and roadway striping in Miami-Dade County.
Other work underway includes: installation of overhead and roadside signs; completion of widening along I-95 throughout the project area; installation of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) equipment and tolling equipment; completion of all bridge widening; installation of a new sound barrier along northbound I-95 north of Hollywood Boulevard.
EXISTING EXPRESS LANES - PHASE 1B:
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.
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.