As part of a long-range plan to improve traffic flow along Interstate 95 in Palm Beach County, the state aims to make changes at nearly every interchange along the stretch.
What does that mean for you? Over the next 20 years, I-95 through the Lake Worth area will begin to look a bit different.
In fact, it already does: Work on the interchange at 10th Avenue North started earlier this year.
Here’s the list of central Palm Beach County projects planned by the Florida Department of Transportation. Click here for the full list throughout Palm Beach County.
Hypoluxo Road: Build dual eastbound left turn lanes onto I-95; widen the southbound I-95 off-ramp and make the turn lanes longer; and install barrier walls, curbs, sidewalks, lighting and retaining walls. Timeline: Completed in summer 2017.
Estimated total construction cost: $4.85 million. FDOT project website
Lantana Road: Widen Lantana Road overpass and add a left turn lane from eastbound Lantana to the northbound I-95 on-ramp; extend dual left turn lanes through the southbound I-95 southbound ramps to westbound Lantana; add a lane to eastbound Lantana from the northbound I-95 ramps to 13th Street; add a lane to westbound Lantana from the southbound I-95 ramps to west of Sunset Road; widen the southbound I-95 off-ramp; add a free-flow right-turn lane to the westbound to northbound on-ramp; add an auxiliary lane to the northbound I-95 on-ramp; and widen the northbound I-95 off-ramp. Timeline: Study scheduled to begin in 2018.
Estimated total cost: $29.2 million.
Sixth Avenue South: Alternatives included in this study would add lanes to Sixth Avenue South; reconfigure the I-95 ramps; and add bike lanes. Timeline: Study completed next summer.
Estimated total cost: $13.4 million. FDOT project website
10th Avenue North: Widen 10th Avenue North from Barnett Drive to North A Street; add dual eastbound left turn lanes from the northbound I-95 off-ramp; add another lane to the southbound I-95 exit ramp; and add barrier walls, curbs, sidewalks, guardrails and lighting. Timeline: Completed next summer.
Estimated total construction cost: $11.2 million. FDOT project website
Southern Boulevard: Alternatives in this study would build either one or two flyovers at the interchange; add bike lanes; widen the I-95 ramps not affected by the possible flyovers; and possibly shift traffic flow on Southern to the west of the interchange. Timeline: Final design could be ready in 2021, with construction starting in 2024.
Estimated total cost: $88 million. FDOT project website