Interstate 595 (Florida)

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Interstate 595

Port Everglades Expressway
Map
I-595 highlighted in red
Route information
Auxiliary route of I-95
Maintained by FDOT
Length12.86 mi[1][2][3] (20.70 km)
ExistedJune 11, 1990–present
NHSEntire route
Major junctions
West end I-75 / SR 84 / SR 869 in Sunrise
Major intersections
East end US 1 Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport/Port Everglades
Location
CountryUnited States
StateFlorida
CountiesBroward
Highway system
SR 594 SR 595
SR 860SR 862 SR 865
An aerial shot of the junction where I-595 and I-75 cross. Going west is Alligator Alley (I-75). Going North is Sawgrass Expressway. Going South is I-75.

Interstate 595 (I-595), also known as the Port Everglades Expressway and unsigned State Road 862 (SR 862), is a 12.86-mile (20.70 km) auxiliary Interstate Highway that connects I-75 and Alligator Alley in the west with Florida's Turnpike, I-95, Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport, US Highway 1 (US 1), and SR A1A before terminating at Port Everglades in the east. The Interstate route was conceived in 1969 and planned as an Interstate starting in 1974. Construction began in 1984, with the freeway opening in stages in the late 1980s, with completion in 1991. The reversible tolled express lanes opened in 2014.

Route description

Exit 12B on I-595
I-595 eastbound at the SR 84/US 441 interchange
I-595 seen from the air to the right of Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport

The Interstate Highway begins in Sunrise as the eastern part of an interchange with I-75 on the southern and western ends (I-75 "north" leads into Alligator Alley on the west side) and the Sawgrass Expressway (SR 869) on the northern end. For most of its length, SR 84 (the former number for Alligator Alley) runs parallel to the freeway, acting as an access road on either side of the Interstate. From the western terminus, the highway heads east to Davie, acting as a commuter route between the western fringes of the populated part of Broward County and Fort Lauderdale. At University Drive (SR 817), I-595 goes below a partial stack interchange. Three miles east of that interchange, it meets with Florida's Turnpike and US 441. In Fort Lauderdale, I-595 intersects with I-95 at the northwestern end of the airport. At the eastern end of the airport, it has its final interchange with US 1 (which runs concurrently with SR A1A at the interchange), providing access to the airport and Port Everglades. The eastern terminus consists of two lanes for US 1 southbound, two for US 1 northbound and two lanes for Port Everglades via Eller Drive. The exit for southbound US 1 has a ramp to the airport. SR A1A is not listed on the exit signs.

History

I-595 westbound at US 441 interchange

I-595 grew out of a freeway plan for connecting Port Everglades with Alligator Alley, first conceived in 1969 as the Port Expressway. In 1974, once I-75 was rerouted to Broward County on Alligator Alley as a part of its eastern connection from Naples, it was proposed to be built as an Interstate. When the southern terminus of I-75 was moved from Broward to Dade County at the Palmetto Expressway (SR 826)/Gratigny Parkway (SR 924) in the late 1970s, the construction of the trans-Broward expressway was delayed. However, in September 1978, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) officially added the eastern 4.2 miles (6.8 km) of the route to the Interstate Highway System, with the official designation of I-595.[4]

In the early 1980s, I-595 was planned to be partially a toll freeway to cover its cost of construction. By the time construction started on July 26, 1984, the tolls for the freeway vanished, and it was built with only minor changes in its route. The first section, between I-75 and Hiatus Road opened in May 1988, with the section between Florida's Turnpike and US 1 opening on February 24, 1989, and the last section, connecting the disjointed sections opening on October 21, 1989. The freeway was designated as I-595 on June 11, 1990, and the Rainbow Interchange with I-95 was completed on March 22, 1991, the last unfinished interchange of the original plan.[5]

The portion of the freeway between I-95 and US 1 follows the right-of-way of the Port Everglades railroad tracks that had previously run from the CSX Transportation railroad to Port Everglades.

In 2002, I-595, along with most of Florida's Interstates, switched over from a sequential exit numbering system to a mileage-based exit numbering system.[6] Numbers were changed again[7] at about the time the express lanes were opened in early 2014.

On April 9, 2022, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins was killed after being struck by a dump truck near Davie when he was attempting to cross the westbound lanes of I-595 at 6:40 am near Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport and died at the scene.[8]

Express lanes

Yellow sign signaling the end of the highway

The $1.8-billion (equivalent to $2.2 billion in 2022[9]) tolled SunPass express lanes project in the middle of the freeway to relieve the traffic congestion opened for test use on March 26, 2014, and started tolling on April 9, 2014.[10] The express lanes will significantly improve the capacity and operations of the I-595 corridor by providing three additional at-grade lanes in the median of the corridor. The lanes will reverse direction in peak travel times (eastbound in the morning/westbound in the evening). To maximize the operational efficiency, the lanes will have tolls at varying rates throughout the day to optimize traffic flow, and access to and from the lanes will only be allowed west of 136th Avenue, east of US 441/SR 7, and through a direct connection to the median of Florida's Turnpike, removing long distance commuter traffic from the general purpose lanes. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will retain control of the toll revenue and toll rates.

Exit list

Mainline

Exits 1–7 feed into the SR 84 frontage roads. The entire route is in Broward County.

Locationmi[2]kmOld exit
[6][7]
New exitDestinationsNotes
SunriseWeston
Davie tripoint
0.0000.000 I-75 – Miami, NaplesExit 19 on I-75 (unsigned SR 93)

SR 84 west / Weston Road
Westbound exit and Eastbound entrance

SR 869 north (Sawgrass Expressway) – Coral Springs
Southern terminus of SR 869


I-595 Express east
Western terminus of express lanes
DaviePlantation line0.5690.9161A1Southwest 136th AvenueWestbound exit/Eastbound entrance; exit 2 Provides Full Access
0.5250.845



I-595 Express east to Florida's Turnpike / I-95 – Airport
Exit and entrance to serve SR 869
1.1451.8431B2 SR 823 (Flamingo Road)Westbound exit shares a ramp with exit 3
2.0523.30223Hiatus Road
3.4545.55934Nob Hill RoadEastbound exit shares a ramp with exit 3
4.2496.83845 Pine Island RoadAccess to West Side Regional Medical Center
5.5048.85856 SR 817 (University Drive)Eastbound exit shares a ramp with exit 5
6.0929.8047Davie Road
6.97011.2178A8
SR 84 west
Westbound exit and Eastbound entrance
7.33611.806 Florida's Turnpike – Orlando, MiamiExits 54-54X on Florida's Turnpike (unsigned SR 91)
8.08013.003



I-595 Express west to I-75 / SR 869
Eastern terminus of express lanes
DavieFort Lauderdale
Broadview Park tripoint
8.40913.5338B9 US 441 (SR 7)Shared ramp with exit 8 in both directions; signed as exits 9A (north) and 9B (south)
8.32913.4049
10
9C
SR 84 east (Marina Mile Boulevard)
Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Fort LauderdaleHollywood
Dania Beach tripoint
10.37316.6941110 I-95 – Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, MiamiRainbow Interchange; signed as exits 10A (north) and 10B (south); exits 24-26 on I-95 (unsigned SR 9)
12.54420.18812A-B12A
US 1 south – Dania Beach, International Airport
Eastbound exit and westbound entrance; formerly exits 12A (US 1) and 12B (Airport);[11] unsigned SR 5
12C12B
US 1 north – Fort Lauderdale
Eastbound exit and westbound entrance; unsigned SR 5
12C Northeast 7th Avenue – International AirportEastbound exit and westbound entrance
12.86020.69612DMcIntosh Road / Eller Drive – Port EvergladesAt-grade intersection
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Express lanes

The entire route is in Broward County.

Locationmi[12]kmExitDestinationsNotes
SunriseWeston
Davie tripoint
0.0000.000 I-75 – Miami, NaplesExit 19 on I-75 (SR 93)
DaviePlantation line1.4132.274

I-595 west (SR 862) to SR 869 (Sawgrass Expressway) – Coral Springs
Westbound exit and eastbound entrance (peak-direction only)
1.8693.008SunPass toll gantry ($0.50–$2.00 dynamic pricing)
7.76212.4928 Florida's Turnpike – Miami, OrlandoEastbound exit and westbound entrance; exit 54X on Florida's Turnpike (unsigned SR 91)
8.79614.156

I-595 east to I-95 – Airport
Roadway merges with I-595 mainline
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Frontage roads

See also

References

  1. ^ Starks, Edward (January 27, 2022). "Table 2: Auxiliary Routes of the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways". FHWA Route Log and Finder List. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved January 13, 2023.
  2. ^ a b Florida Department of Transportation (March 15, 2015). "Straight Line Diagram of Road Inventory" (PDF). Retrieved December 24, 2015.
  3. ^ Florida Department of Transportation. "FDOT Interchange Report" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on February 8, 2012. Retrieved October 4, 2007.
  4. ^ "Public Hearing Set on X-Way Route" published by the Miami Herald, October 3, 1978
  5. ^ "History of Interstate 595". Archived from the original on October 12, 2004. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Florida's New Interstate Exit Numbers for I-595". Florida Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on December 6, 2010. Retrieved November 18, 2010.
  7. ^ a b Interstate Exit Numbers for I-595 Archived December 6, 2010, at the Wayback Machine, accessed March 2014
  8. ^ "FHP ID's Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins as Man Struck, Killed". WFOR-TV. Associated Press. April 9, 2022. Retrieved April 9, 2022.
  9. ^ Johnston, Louis; Williamson, Samuel H. (2023). "What Was the U.S. GDP Then?". MeasuringWorth. Retrieved December 19, 2023. United States Gross Domestic Product deflator figures follow the Measuring Worth series.
  10. ^ Turnbull, Michael (March 23, 2014). "I-5955 express lanes ready for test traffic". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved March 23, 2014.
  11. ^ "I-595 exit 12". www.interstate-guide.com. Archived from the original on January 17, 2014. Retrieved January 13, 2023.
  12. ^ Florida Department of Transportation (May 5, 2014). "Straight Line Diagram of Road Inventory" (PDF). Retrieved December 24, 2015.

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