I-95 Interchange at Gateway Boulevard Design Project
The SR-9/Gateway Boulevard Interchange is a Design-bid-build (DB) project that combines into a single contract the design, and construction, for a project, all in accordance with standard Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) criteria, specifications, and contract administration practices. These projects allow the contractor to participate in the design in an effort to reduce costs and expedite construction. Currently, construction is anticipated to begin in 2022.
The purpose of the project is to widen, mill and resurface the existing SR 9/I- 95 at Gateway Boulevard interchange (Exit 59). Work on I-95 will occur from just south of the Gateway Boulevard overpass to just north of the overpass and work on Gateway Boulevard will occur from west of High Ridge Road to east of Seacrest Boulevard in the City of Boynton Beach. This interchange project proposes to enhance operational capacity, reduce congestion, and increase safety.
Under the existing conditions, all of the intersections operate at a Level of Service (LOS) E or better, with the exception of the High Ridge Road and SR-9/I-95 southbound ramp intersections at Gateway Boulevard. If no improvements are made by 2045, all of the Gateway Boulevard intersections (except the Quantum Lane Intersection) will continue to experience excessive delays and queuing, and operate below acceptable LOS standards during peak periods. The proposed improvements are anticipated to provide additional through lanes and turn lanes, as well as lane assignment signs, to help reduce conflict points and potential occurrence of collisions at the SR-9/I-95 at the Gateway Boulevard Interchange.