Following the Port Everglades Expressway in South Florida, Interstate 595 connects I-75 and the Sawgrass Expressway (SR 869) at Sunrise with Florida’s Turnpike at Davie, and I-95 and U.S. 1 between Fort Lauderdale and Dania Beach.
Interstate 595 overlaid the original alignment of SR 84. The segmented state road remains in service along the Port Everglades Expressway frontage road system west of Marina Mile Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. East of U.S. 441 & SR 7, SR 84 diverges from I-595 to end at U.S. 1 south of Downtown Fort Lauderdale.
Wrapping up in 2019, the I-75 Express Lanes Project added 15 miles of toll lanes to the southernmost portion of Interstate 75. Segment E of the project added a flyover ramp from the I-595 Express Lanes westbound to I-75 south. Work on the northernmost section of the I-75 Express Lanes cost $75 million and ran from March 2014 through late 2017.
Ramps from Interstate 75 south and SR 84 east combine to form the I-595 Express Lanes eastbound. A third ramp adds traffic originating from both I-75 north and SR 869 south from the I-595 mainline further east. Photo taken 04/01/14.
Two reversible lanes run along the middle of Interstate 595 from the systems interchange with I-75 and SR 869 east to I-95 at Fort Lauderdale. Separated from the general travel lanes by concrete barriers, the managed lanes operate with limited ingress and eggress points and a 70 mile per hour speed limit. Split into five separate projects, the I-595 Express Lanes were built between June 2010 and March 26, 2014. Tolls are collected electronically, primarily with Sunpass transponders. The lanes flow eastbound on weekends, and from 4 am to 1 pm on week days, and westbound week days from 2 pm to 2 am. Toll rates vary depending upon traffic congestion.
Interstate 595 was approved by AASHTO on October 28, 1978 for the portion of the Port Everglades Expresway between U.S. 441 and State Road A1A near Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).
The following are key dates in the history of Interstate 595 in Florida:1
- 1985 – Construction began on Interstate 595.
- 1988 – The first section of Interstate 595 opened from Interstate 75 east to Pine Island Road.
- 1989 – Interstate 595 opened from S.W. 26th Terrace east to U.S. 1, which was realigned near Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
- 1990 – Interstate 595 opened from Pine Island Road east to S.W. 26th Terrace. Interstate 595 is now complete.
The Interstate 95 and Turnpike interchanges were not completed until 1991.1
USGS Topographic Map showing the former ramp configuration between U.S. 1 and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).