Project: I-595 Corridor Roadway Improvements
Location: Broward County, Florida, USA
Owner: Florida Department of Transportation
Prime Contractor: Dragados USA
Construction: 2009 – 2014
The I-595 Express Corridor Improvements Project consists of the reconstruction of the I-595 mainline and all associated improvements to frontage roads and ramps from the I-75/Sawgrass Expressway interchange to the I-595/I-95 interchange, for a total project length along I-595 of approximately 10.5 miles and a design and construction cost of approximately $1.2 billion. The major project components include:
- Three at grade reversible express toll lanes, serving express traffic to/from the I-75/Sawgrass Expressway from/to east of SR 7, with a direct connection to the median of Florida’s Turnpike. These lanes will be operated as managed lanes with variable tolls to optimize traffic flow, and will reverse directions in peak travel times (eastbound in the a.m. /westbound in the p.m.).
- Continuous connection of the SR 84 frontage road between Davie Road and SR 7.
The addition of auxiliary lanes on I-595 along with combined ramps, cross-road bypasses, and grade-separated entrance and exit ramps to minimize merge, diverge and weaving movements.
- Widening / reconstruction of 2.5 miles of the Florida’s Turnpike mainline and improvements to the I-595/Florida’s Turnpike interchange.
Construction of the New River Greenway, a component of the Broward County Greenway System.
- 13 sound barriers providing noise abatement for 20 communities.
Implementation of Express Bus service within the corridor launched May 29, 2012.
Provision of a transit envelope within the corridor to accommodate potential future transit options currently under evaluation.
For more information, visit the FDOT I-595 Express Corridor Improvements Project Page.