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.



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.


Completed work:

  • Final Friction Course on northbound and southbound I-95 in Miami-Dade and Broward County
  • Plastic Pole Installation on northbound and southbound I-95 in Broward County
  • Southbound traffic shift in Broward County between Griffin Road and the Broward/Miami-Dade County Line
  • Northbound traffic shift in Broward County between Hallandale Beach Boulevard and Griffin Road
  • Bridge widening at Snake Creek, Hallandale Beach Boulevard, Pembroke Road, Hollywood Boulevard, Stirling Road
  • Noise wall installation on at various locations between Hollywood Boulevard and Taft Street
  • Stormwater drainage installation
  • Road widening along I-95 in Miami-Dade and Broward County
  • Installation and testing of tolling equipment
  • Landscaping

Current project activities include:

  • Installation/testing of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) equipment throughout the project
  • Installing traffic signals, lighting and signs throughout the project
  • Paving striping northbound and southbound travel lanes in Broward County

Upcoming Project Milestones:

  • May 2016 - Finalize all tolling and ITS equipment testing and installation
  • May 2016 - Complete installing plastic poles on southbound I-95 from Hallandale Beach Boulevard to Ives Dairy Road
  • Launch of tolling in Phase 2