I-95 Capacity Expansion Expected To Cost $2.3B, But No Double Decking Yet

FDOT’s plan to expand I-95 is expected to eventually cost $2.3 billion, according to a presentation.

Double decking of the highway does not appear to be contemplated, at least for now.

As part of the project, an additional express lane could be added through much of the corridor, making it three lanes in each direction.

An express lane connection to and from the I-195 Miami Beach exit could finally be added – as was originally promised to residents when the lanes were first built. New express lane connections could also be added to SR 826.

The Project Development and Environment Study is expected in 2021 and 2022, while the Design/Right-of- Way Acquisition is forecast for 2024. There is no date yet for the construction phase.

 

 

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Anonymous
2 years ago

Meanwhile the rail lines already exist for Coastal Link. Just. Build. It. Already.

suomynona
2 years ago

I like how this I-95 expansion proposal comes about AFTER they’ve already started work on the I-95/I-395/826 interchange project. Not.

No need to design the two projects together to make sure they’re efficient. FDOT will almost certainly propose another project ~5 years after this new I-95 project is completed to fix problem areas that weren’t properly addressed between the two previous projects.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Coastal Link right of way is owned by Brightline and they have been blocking Coastal Link.

Anonymous
2 years ago

But there is no money for more Metrorail or Coastal link… yea. Sure.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Welcome to the eternal Post-War American Greatness

Anonymous
2 years ago

You mean the Great Society?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Coastal Link right of way is owned by Brightline and they have been blocking Coastal Link.

Interested
2 years ago

Notice how only the toll “pay” lanes are being expanded.

Anonymous
2 years ago

They need to stop using orange pylons and start using concrete barriers to divide general lanes and express lanes

Anonymous
2 years ago

I hope they don’t!! That would mean I couldn’t move out of the express lane when it’s backed up.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Hmmmm.. you might have a point there….

Anonymous
2 years ago

That would be counter to Miami hit and run rate.

Anonymous
2 years ago

This is what happens when young people don’t participate in local elections.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Many young people in Miami drive leased BMW and Mercedes and are anti-transit as well.

Anonymous
2 years ago

“Anti-transit”???
That isnt the issue.
Nearly everyone wants to get around town.
The issue is, PAYING for transit.
I’m anti-paying for MORE transit to Miami Beach. With 100’s of buses daily, thousands of Ubers/Lyfts/ and Taxis…NO ONE can honestly say that there is NO Transit to Miami Beach.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The idea is to take as many vehicles off the road as possible so we can start reducing carbon emissions as much as we can before it’s too late for our grandchildren and great grandchildren. But explaining that to you republicons is like explaining rocket science to a roach.

Anonymous
2 years ago

“Local elections?”

But, the article started out saying “FDOT’s plan…”

marc
2 years ago

You don’t understand how government works do you?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Ummm let’s see.. FDOT decided to rebuild a part of I-395 and went with a giant spider bridge over land design and made the decision to do it with over eight hundred million of the taxpayers dollars no matter how the people of Miami felt about it… yep, you’re right, I “don’t understand how government works.”

Anonymous
2 years ago

If you still live with your parents, or haven’t lived in the real world, you should vote.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I love how FDOT renderings always show relatively light traffic moving smoothly instead of the packed stop and go that will happen from induced demand.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Sunday commuting….

Anonymous
2 years ago

I think it would be cheaper and less impact on Miami Dade if we just install the zip like the Golden Gate bridge has.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Next you’ll want a Submarine…

Anonymous
2 years ago

And, I want a pony

Anonymous
2 years ago

Unicorn please.

Anonymous
2 years ago

brilliant idea! Let’s start the 500,000 study now!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yeah man, strap me in a box attached to a line and suspend it over water going at least 40mph… brilliant!

You must be one of our commissioners?

Anonymous
2 years ago

I’m gonna puke

Anonymous
2 years ago

We have money to build more roads instead of improving public transit??!! SMHH….

Anonymous
2 years ago

We cannot let this happen!!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Call your commissioner

Anonymous
2 years ago

Definitely! We all need to call our commissioners and whomever else is necessary.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Only in Miami is throwing away billions approved….

Anonymous
2 years ago

Don’t blame officials in Miami, blame the Florida Department of Transportation.

marc
2 years ago

Don’t blame the officials? They’re our representation in Tallahassee. They wheel and deal with FDOT, it’s supposed to be their job.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Uh, how many times did you read what the people in Miami said about it being way too much money the FDOT intend to spend on I-395 and the FDOT not giving a rat’s ass about it?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Wow! FDOT is going backwards.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Look, we’re giving you people in Miami a bridge over land that looks like a giant spider.. WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT?!!!

– FDOT

peej
2 years ago

How is it acceptable (or safe) to have a single left shoulder for ( 3 ) Express Lanes and a single right shoulder for ( 5 ) regular traffic lanes?

Can’t be the least-bit safe for you or others if your car breaks down in the fast (left) lane of the regular road.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Drive a Toyota, then you won’t have to worry about it.

Anonymous
2 years ago

This will make a few well connected firms very, very wealthy!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Where could they possibly get more lane space from, unless they build two lanes over the service roads along I95.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Express lanes are bullsh*t and elitist, not to mention dangerous with cars illegally going in and out through the plastic barriers. God for bid they invest more in public transit instead of highway like real world-class cities. SIgh.

Anonymous
2 years ago

“elitist” If I feel like paying extra to get into specials lanes I should have the right to.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Who said Miami is a “world class” city?

Anonymous
2 years ago

This sounds like a bad joke. Whatever committee came up with this deserves to be FIRED!!!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

2.3 billion for an extra lane. Wow

Anonymous
2 years ago

DID I JUST READ 2.3 BILLION TO BUILD MORE ROADS???? ^__^

Anonymous
2 years ago

You misread. That’s 2.3 billion for one road, not roads.

Polo
2 years ago

No, 2.3 billion to build more Lexus lanes and increase their revenues!

Anonymous
2 years ago

No, they’re planning on spending a coupla billion dollars of our tax dollars.

Polo
2 years ago

Yes, build more express lanes (Lexus lanes) so they can charge $10.00 or more at peak hours, and the rest of humanity that cannot afford it seat in traffic and suffer. We, the sufferers, should throw out of office these corrupt, inept officials!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Only losers on NPR, hippie college proffessors, and the dopes that worship them call Express lanes “Lexus Lanes”.

Anonymous
2 years ago

“proffessors?”

Anonymous
2 years ago

Only corrupt, inept officials call it “Express Lanes”.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Just back from NYC. What a joy not being tolled to death. Miami is such a sh1t show with tolls every quarter mile.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Uh, you can avoid them.

Anonymous
2 years ago

And add 2 hours in Miami to my 12 mile commute. You cannot really avoid the disgusting tolls in Miami-Dade.

Anonymous
2 years ago

so I guess capping the highway is out?

Anonymous
2 years ago

There isn’t one tree on this corridor. So much for going green.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Obviously the people who decide this don’t live in the vicinity of a major FDOT roadway.

Rolando Reyes
2 years ago

The corruption in Miami’s highway authority is at all time high. Jesus why we don’t invest in a metro rail expansion right on the middle of I95 instead of widening the Lexus’ Lane and narrowing the Mortals Lane…

Anonymous
8 months ago

City and county Scams with these dang toll roads

Anonymous
2 years ago

i love it, build more expressways please

Anonymous
2 years ago

Due to the need for storm related evacuations this is a much more pressing need than new rail options.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Cut the crap
1-Where are we evacuating?
2-A train can evacuate more people in less time than thousand cars stuck in the highway.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I guess you are not from the area or you would know how important Hurricane evacuation is. You evacuate out of the storms path. No more Katrinas. And if you think trains have more capacity you should read up more.