Construction begins on the long-awaited I-95 new interchange, fourteen years in the making, with exit and entrance ramps going on to Spanish River Boulevard just north of the overpass, and leading directly to Florida Atlantic University. Nearby exits on Glades Road, the most congested roadway in the county, and Palmetto Park Road, will get some traffic relief. The downside is that this $66.6MM project will take three years to complete. On the upside, FDOT is extending the city’s El Rio biking/walking trail under Yamato Road.
Installation of noise walls along I-95 has begun with construction near San de Vance and homes on Yamato near the entrance ramp. Two bridges will be built over the El Rio Canal as part of the entrance ramps to I-95 and Yamato from Spanish River. With one lane of traffic remaining open at all times, other lane closures will occur between 9 am and 5 pm Sunday thru Thursday. Gear up with magazines in your car to browse when traffic is at a standstill, DVDs or radio to play, and texting to do safely.