I-95 Express getting new poles to divide traffic, express lane shoulders will be wider

MIAMI (WSVN) - Interstate 95 will soon be receiving an upgrade to the poles that separate regular traffic from the express lanes.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Florida Highway Patrol will announce new safety measures to prevent illegal lane changes that have served as causes for many accidents.

In a news release, FDOT said installation of “more durable, plastic poles” will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 20, in order to “better divide the express lanes from the non-tolled, general use lanes.”

The pole installs will be done at night, according to the news release, and take an estimated 10 weeks to complete.

A second safety measure announced for I-95 Express is the construction of five emergency stopping sites along the Express corridor, located from Northwest 62nd Street to Northwest 131st Street. This will increase shoulder width, making them 13 feet wide. This gives police and motorists more room to pull over in the express lanes.

According to the news release, the construction is set to begin in January of 2017 and take a full year to complete.

For more information about 95 express, visit www.95Express.com.

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