By Steve Plunkett
Night owls behind the wheel can expect to encounter up to 30-minute delays on Interstate 95 on select Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Work on the Spanish River Boulevard interchange this month will include erecting bridge beams across the highway from 11 p.m. June 7 and June 9 until 5 a.m. the next day.
The Florida Highway Patrol will restrict northbound I-95 traffic beginning at Southwest 10th Street; motorists can expect a half-hour delay. The I-95 northbound entrance ramps from westbound and eastbound Glades Road will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. those days in conjunction with the pacing operation. Traffic will be detoured via Federal Highway.
I-95 southbound bridge beam work is scheduled for 11 p.m. June 14 and June 16 until 5 a.m. the next day. The FHP will restrict southbound I-95 traffic at Atlantic Avenue; motorists can also expect a half-hour delay there. As part of this operation, the I-95 southbound entrance ramps from westbound and eastbound Yamato Road will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. both days; traffic will be detoured via Congress Avenue.
Continuing work on the $69 million project means I-95 northbound and southbound between Glades Road and Congress Avenue may have up to three lanes closed, with the first lane closing at 9 p.m. and the second lane and third lanes, if needed, closing from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Friday. The new interchange is expected to be completed in summer 2017.
Drivers can visit www.d4fdot.com or call the Florida Department of Transportation at 954-777-4090 or 561-214-3358 for more information.