Fort Lauderdale – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will reopen the on-ramp from Griffin Road to northbound Florida’s Turnpike on Friday, March 7 by 8 p.m.
Crews have completed major construction activities necessary to reopen the ramp to traffic.
The I-595 Express Corridor Improvements Project consists of the reconstruction of the I-595 mainline from the I-75/Sawgrass Expressway interchange to the I-595/I-95 interchange on I-595 for 10.5 miles and from Peters Road to Griffin Road on Florida’s Turnpike for 2.5 miles for a total project length of 13 miles. The project includes the reconstruction of the Florida’s Turnpike Interchange, the addition of auxiliary lanes on the I-595 mainline, operational improvements to frontage roads, the addition of braided ramps and bypass ramps between SR 84 and I-595, and a new reversible express lanes system in the I-595 median. The project improvements are being implemented through a Public Private Partnership between FDOT and I-595 Express, LLC. The lead contractor, Dragados-USA, is on schedule and expects to complete the project by summer 2014.