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Glades Road interchange changes starting soon

If you use the Glades Road ramps to I-95, get ready for changes soon.

A new interchange is part of the ongoing project installing express toll lanes from south of Glades Road to Linton Boulevard. The project also includes Glades Road from Northwest 22nd Way to the West University Drive entrance/exit to the Florida Atlantic University campus. Completion date is late 2023.

The Diverging Diamond Interchange redesign for Glades Road was introduced at the construction open house at the Spanish River Library.

Installing underground fiber optic cables is expected to start early this year and continue through June, an FDOT District 4 spokeswoman said. The cables are part of an Intelligent Transportation System for the larger project.  

Starting in March, ground-mounted sound barrier walls will be constructed along I-95 northbound and the south side of Yamato Road east of I-95. The project calls for other sound barrier walls along I-95 northbound between Clint Moore Road and Linton Boulevard.

FDOT’s presentation said the DDI design will increase left-turn lane capacity without an additional lane. It will improve traffic flow from left and right turns from the freeway. And shorten traffic signal cycle times. Residents raised issues from traffic tie-ups during accidents to objections to paying for a free, tax-supported roadway.

Speakers included FDOT’s project managers and two construction companies’ teams.

FDOT directed residents with questions to http://www.d4fdot.com/pbfdot/95_express_phase_3b2.asp

Construction on the DDI will start at the end of this year or early 2021.

By Marci Shatzman

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