Skip to comments.Get ready for at least 10 more years of I-95 construction in Palm Beach County
Posted on 05/24/2021 9:59:29 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
BOCA RATON, Fla. — Drivers on Interstate 95 in Palm Beach County will have an easier and faster way to get around. Express lanes are being built in the southern part of the county, but that means years of construction are ahead.
The Florida Department of Transportation is investing $1 billion in building express lanes from Broward County to Delray Beach. The tolled lanes would connect with the current lanes already built in Miami.
"Driving on 95 right now, it is a zoo," said Christopher Tapia when asked how he'd describe driving on I-95.
The express lanes project started in 2016 when work began in Broward County. In the last three years, construction has started near Boca Raton, creating additional problems for some.
"I have to prepare myself half an hour before in order for me to be on time," said Tapia.
"In the busiest portion of I-95 in Palm Beach County from Linton (Boulevard) to Broward, we left it at eight lanes," said Nick Uhren, executive director of the Palm Bech County Transportation Planning Agency.
He said the Florida Department of Transportation is investing in the future by widening I-95 and adding the express lanes.
"You are investing in capacity and investing in the ability to move in the future," said Uhren.
He added the construction will cause some traffic headaches.
"When you are in the middle of surgery, it is not a pleasant experience," said Uhren.
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So, it takes 62 years to complete the entire Interstate Highway System, Coast to Coast, and 10 years to do a tiny portion of it.
Can you spell G-R-A-F-T?
Don't "tolled lanes" discriminate against THE Poor?
Yes, and the additional lanes are tolled. Just recently the barriers went up segregating the “express” and regular lanes and traffic immediately got worse for both lanes. It’s becoming increasingly clear this project is about money not relieving traffic.
And just when they complete a section in Broward county they start digging up a big section in Palm Beach County.
The diverted lanes are crazy to navigate at 80 mph which is the average speed. Average except when I want to go to or from work.
I lived in Florida in the ‘80s. Construction was going on then too. It will never end. As I understand it, the soil is too soft to support big trucks. Anyone know whether that’s true?
Are they repairing a pothole?
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