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Lane Shift Monday For Eastbound I-595 Drivers

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The ongoing ramp construction at the northwest corner of  Pine Island Road and S.R. 84.  (Source: Florida Department Of Transportation)

The ongoing ramp construction at the northwest corner of Pine Island Road and S.R. 84. (Source: Florida Department Of Transportation)

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DAVIE (CBSMiami) – Drivers who use eastbound I-595 are in for another round of changing lanes.

On Monday, at 5 a.m., traffic will be shifted to new permanent lanes between Davie and Nob Hill road, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

In addition to the lane shift, a new on-ramp from Nob Hill Road and a combined off-ramp and bridge to Pine Island Road and University Drive will also be opened.

Drivers using the new off-ramp should stay to the right for Pine Island or left for University Drive.

For the last couple of months, eastbound drivers used the future express lanes in the median while the new eastbound lanes were constructed.

The new section to open now ties in with the new permanent lane alignment from Davie Road to State Road 7 which opened in the beginning of May.

The construction is part of the I-595 Express Corridor Improvement Project which began in February 2010.

The nearly two billion dollar project, which includes reconstruction of the Turnpike Interchange and new reverse toll lanes, is expected to be done by early 2014. When complete the new I-595 will accommodate up to 300,000 cars a day. Right now, approximately 180,000 drivers use I-595 on a daily basis.

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