- Briefing Room
|Project Borrower / Sponsor||
Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)
Highway / Managed Lanes
95 Express runs approximately 21 miles from SR 836 (Dolphin Expressway) / I-395 near downtown Miami to Broward Boulevard near Fort Lauderdale. The express lanes are converted HOV lanes that allow single occupancy vehicles (SOVs) to use the lanes for a dynamically priced toll. The tolls are priced to maintain a minimum 45 mph speed in the express lanes. Project development entailed two phases. Phase 1, delivered as a design-build-finance project, consisted of two components.
Phase 1A, open in December 2008, included work on the seven-mile northbound travel lanes from south of SR 112 / I-195 to the Golden Glades Interchange with Florida's Turnpike north of 151st Street. The project included re-striping the northbound lanes to create two express lanes and four regular travel lanes, and installing electronic signage and tolling equipment in those lanes.
Phase 1B, open in January 2010, included construction of the equivalent southbound express lanes along I-95 from Florida's Turnpike to north of SR 836. The project included re-striping southbound lanes to create two express lanes and four regular travel lanes, and installing electronic signage and tolling equipment.
Phase 2, delivered as a design-build project between late 2011 and October 2016, extended the express lanes in both directions between Florida's Turnpike and Broward Boulevard by converting the existing HOV lanes into two express lanes in each direction. Project work also included ITS component installation, modification of the Ives Dairy Road interchange, bridge widening at several locations, and installing new noise walls.
Passenger vehicles and express transit services have access to the express lanes, but they are closed to trucks of three or more axles, which must use the regular lanes.
FDOT also plans to implement a Phase 3 in segments, extending the express lanes 29 miles north to Linton Boulevard in Palm Beach County and making a direct connection with the east-west 595 Express near the Phase 2 terminus. The first segment of Phase 3 began construction in mid-2016 and is anticipated to be complete in late 2019. Additional segments will be constructed between 2018 and 2023.
Phase 1A and 1B - $139 million
Phase 2 - $112 million
Phase 3 - $520 million
Phase 1A and 1B
|Project Delivery / Contract Method||
Phase 1A and 1B - Design-build-finance
Phase 2 - Design-build
Phase 1A and 1B - FCCO CO - MCM JV
Phase 2 - Hubbard Construction and Metric Engineering
|Project Advisors / Consultants||
New Millennium Engineering, Inc. - Construction engineering and inspection (Phase 1A and 1B, Phase 2)
|Duration / Status||
Phase 1A construction began February 2008; electronic tolling began December 2008 (northbound lanes). Phase 1B construction began summer 2008; electronic tolling began January 2010 (southbound lanes). Cross-county express bus service by Broward County Transit began January 2010. Phase 2 construction began November 2011 and toll collection began October 2016.
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