FLORIDA: Priced Managed Lanes in Miami-Fort Lauderdale Region
Project implementation of the 95 Express occurred 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 all one contract. Phase 2 (northbound and southbound from the Golden Glades Interchange to I-595) improvements was built by a second contract. The funding for Phase 2 came from leftover American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds.
Open to Traffic
January – March 2018 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, 2018, the 95 Express serviced 12.9 million trips for the calendar year, bringing the total since initial opening, December 5, 2008, to 222.9 million trips. Total revenue from tolls through March 31, 2018 was $14.3 million for the calendar year, bringing the total revenue from tolls to date to approximately $224.1 million. The total number of registered toll exempt vehicles, e.g., carpool, vanpool, buses & hybrids was 8,778, resulting in approximately 459,000 toll exempt trips so far for 2018.
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 constructed 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