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.

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.

PHASE 2 UPDATE -  August 2015

PROJECT UPDATE -   August 2015
 

Completed work:

  • Final Friction Course on northbound and southbound I-95 in Miami-Dade County.
  • Plastic Pole Installation on northbound and southbound I-95 in Miami-Dade County
  • Bridge widening at Snake Creek, Hallandale Beach Boulevard, Pembroke Road, Hollywood Boulevard, Stirling Road
  • Noise wall installation on southbound I-95 north of Hollywood Boulevard
  • Stormwater Drainage installation

Current project activities include:

  • Road widening along I-95 at two remaining locations in Broward County
  • Installation/Testing of toll and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) equipment throughout the project
  • Installing final section of noise barrier wall along northbound I-95 north of Hollywood Boulevard in Broward County
  • Installing lighting and signs throughout the project
  • Paving all travel lanes in Broward County from the County Line to Griffin Road

Upcoming Project Milestones:

  • September 2015 - Final paving and striping along southbound I-95 anticipated for
  • October 2015 - Southbound plastic poles installation from Broward Boulevard to just south of Ives Dairy Road