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FLORIDA: Priced Managed Lanes in Miami-Fort Lauderdale Region

The project was implemented under two construction contracts in three phases. Phase 1A, northbound between SR 112/I-195 and the SR 826/ Florida Turnpike, I-95 (Golden Glades) Interchange, and 1B, southbound between the Golden Glades Interchange and SR 112/I-195, was within one contract. Phase 2 (northbound and southbound from the Golden Glades Interchange to I-595) improvements was built by a second contract. The funding came from leftover American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds.

Operational Status

Open to Traffic

April – June 2017 Update

Since opening, the 95 Express has had a dramatic, positive effect on travel in South Florida. The tolling, transit, travel demand management and technology strategies have increased travel speeds by 200 percent in the general purpose lanes and by 300 percent in the express lanes, while increasing transit usage by 360 percent since launch, due to the introduction of new express routes and additional buses. Through March 31, 2017, the 95 Express serviced 13.1 million trips for the calendar year, bringing the total since initial opening, December 5, 2008, to 173.1 million trips. Total revenue through March 31, 2017 was $14.3 for the calendar year, bringing the total revenue to date to approximately $182.1 million. The total number of registered toll exempt vehicles, e.g., carpool, vanpool, buses & hybrids was 9,141, resulting in approximately 461,600 toll exempt trips, so far, for 2017.

The most recent construction phase for 95 Express is now complete. Operations began in October 2016 and is currently dynamically tolling throughout. 95 Express is now approximately 21 miles from just north of downtown Miami in Miami-Dade County, extending to Broward Boulevard, in Broward County, having converted one existing HOV lane and constructing one additional lane for two express lanes in each direction.

For More Information Contact

Javier Rodriguez, P.E.
TSM&O Program Engineer
Florida Department of Transportation

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