I-95 speed limit reduced to 55 mph April 17

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - On Tuesday, April 17, the speed limit on I-95 from the Miami-Dade/Broward County line to just north of Griffin Road will be reduced from 65 mph to 55 mph, as part of the 95 Express Phase 2 construction project, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) officials announced.

Workers will shift traffic to the median and begin bridge widening over Hollywood Boulevard and Stirling Road. The speed limit in this area will remain 55 mph for the duration of 95 Express Phase 2.

Bridge widening is being done in conjunction with 95 Express Phase 2, which calls for converting the existing High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes to provide two express lanes in each direction. Other project-related work includes: installing Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) components; modifying the Ives Dairy Road interchange; and installing new noise walls at locations between Hollywood Boulevard and Taft Street. Construction began in November 2011, will last approximately three years and will cost an estimated $106 million.

In order to perform project-related work safely, it will be necessary to close travel lanes at various times and locations. Lane closures will be scheduled to minimize impacts to drivers and lane closure information will be posted, in advance, on the project website at www.95express.com. Electronic signs will be posted on the roadway to advise drivers about upcoming traffic shifts and other important project information.

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