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 - Final Paving in Miami-Dade County Begins in December 2014
95 Express Phase 2 is entering the final months of construction. 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.
Construction activities will continue over the holidays (excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and New Year's Eve and New Year's Day), with potental single or double lane closures during non-peak nighttime hours (11 p.m. - 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, and from 11 p.m. Friday to noon Saturday.)
Plastic poles, that separate the express lanes from the general purpose lanes, will start going up in Miami-Dade County in January, 2015.
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.