Lanes on I-95 and I-395 shift into new traffic pattern

MIAMI (WSVN) - Drivers in Miami should be prepared for some changes when driving on Interstate 95 and Interstate 395.

“I’m from New Jersey originally. Moving down here, I think the traffic is triple the amount from the New York/northern New Jersey area,” said driver Cathy Pekora.

Starting on Friday morning, the north and southbound I-95 lanes continuing to eastbound I-395 will shift to the north. When driving, the lanes will appear to be shifting left.

Drivers on northbound I-95 heading east on I-395 should continue to use Exit 2B to gain access to Biscayne Boulevard.

Those who are traveling southbound on I-95 heading east on I-395 and trying to head towards Biscayne Boulevard should be aware Exit 2A will now be on the left-hand side instead of the right.

The lane changes are part of the five-year, $800 million I-395/836/I-95 redesign project that promises to alleviate traffic congestion and bottle-necking on one of Miami’s busiest highways.

“I hope, I mean, I think they study it and I think someone definitely has to think about it, so in the future hopefully, maybe,” said driver Elka Figus.

Florida Department of Transportation officials are urging drivers to add several minutes to their commute while the project moves forward.

“I’m looking forward to the improvements because I love this area, and I wanna come over more, but it is a traffic headache sometimes,” said Pekora.

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