(BOCA RATON, FLA) — Unfortunately for South Florida drivers, the new I-95/Glades Road interchange in Boca Raton won’t open until the end of January, according to the FDOT November progress report.
The $145 million project will feature the county’s first “diverging diamond interchange” or DDI.
The new traffic pattern temporarily diverts drivers on Glades Road to the wrong side of the road to eliminate the need to turn left against oncoming traffic to enter the interstate.
The goal is to reduce traffic accidents and congestion. Construction began in November of 2019 and FDOT originally planned to open the interchange this fall, but hurricanes Ian and Nicole caused delays. Now construction completion is February of 2023.
ANTICIPATED CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2022
I-95 ROADWAY CONSTRUCTION
• I-95 widening & paving operations ongoing in both directions
• Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) installation & testing ongoing
• Drainage and sod installation ongoing project-wide
• Lighting system installation and testing ongoing project-wide
• Construction of ramps at the Glades Road interchange ongoing
• I-95 northbound widening at the C-15 Canal ongoing
• Construction of drilled shaft foundations for overhead sign structures and Dynamic Message Signs ongoing_
• Small signs and overhead sign structure and panel installation ongoing A
• Installation of toll buildings & gantry structures completed; testing & related infrastructure activities ongoing
• Full overnight closures of I-95 in each direction, as needed, for bridge construction & structure installation