How Changes To I-75 And I-595 Will Affect Your Commute

Sep 1, 2014

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South Florida commuters will see some changes on I-75 and I-595 as improvements like noise buffers and new ramps begin.

Because of work on its express lanes, I-75 will get wider lanes near Sheridan Street, which will come with "noise walls" to keep surrounding neighborhoods quiet.

Broward County engineers are also  fixing the timing on some traffic signals at exits along I-595, particularly where drivers have complained of lengthy waits at the westbound State Road 84 and Davie Road intersection.

The signals should be fixed in the coming weeks.

But I-75 commuters won't see many construction delays on the road, says Sun Sentinel transportation reporter Michael Turnbell.

"Most of the work on the express lanes is being done in the median away from traffic," says Turnbell. "In general, there will be less impacts to the commuters than on I-595 where they were working in the existing lanes."

Other projects starting this fall include a ramp connecting I-75 to the Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike.

Read the full story about I-595 at SunSentinel.com.