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Interstate 95 expanded express lanes coming soon to Hollywood.
The Florida Department of Transportation recently presented the City Commission with efforts to improve I-95 Express Lanes within the limits of Hollywood, phase two of a years-long project.
The purpose of express lanes is to provide an alternative to congestion, and to serve drivers who are making long-distance trips. It will provide additional system capacity on I-95.
The 1-95 project will run from south of Stirling Road to south of Broward Boulevard. Construction will extend south of Hollywood Boulevard to accommodate southernmost express lane entrances and exits. The I-595 project will run east of State Road 7 to east of I-95.
Major improvements include the addition of two express lanes, one in each direction on I-95 from Stirling Road to Broward Boulevard, including ramp signaling. There will be express lanes entering and exiting north of Hollywood Boulevard and north of Stirling Road; direct connections between northbound and southbound I-95 express and I-595 to and from the west; and a widening of the I-595 median.
Improvements will also be made to the I-95/SR 84 interchange, including a new westbound SR 84 bridge over I-95 and a northbound ramp bridge-widening. There will be a widening of the I-95 bridges at Hollywood Boulevard, Johnson Street, the C-10 Canal, Taft Street, Stirling Road, the C-10 Spur Canal, Griffin Road and the Dania Cutoff Canal.
The express lanes are priced to limit demand and maintain a minimum speed of 45 mph, resulting in a more reliable travel time. The express lanes can provide additional transit options such as express bus service and park-and-ride connectivity/multimodal connections.