PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Department of Transportation has found that Interstate 95 in Palm Beach County needs another traffic lane.
WPTV first reported last year that FDOT was building express lanes through southern Palm Beach County, but what about the rest of the county?
Cesar Martinez with FDOT said a study was done to look at traffic along a 36-mile stretch of I-95 from Linton Blvd. in Delray Beach to Indiantown Rd. in Jupiter.
Martinez said FDOT has recommended building another traffic lane, which would replace the current HOV lane with two managed lanes.
A managed lane could be turned into an express lane, HOV, or a tolled lane.
The FDOT report showed the managed lanes will be separated from other lanes by a buffer or barrier.
Martinez said the study is just the beginning stages of looking at Palm Beach County’s traffic problems.
The next step will be an environmental study and project development, which could take three to four years.
WPTV's Miranda Christian is working this story, and will provide updates throughout the day online and on air.