The interchange at I-95 and I-295 North will be modernized and reconfigured to improve traffic flow, safety and increase capacity.
The project will include a collector distributor system, which will allow motorists traveling along I-295, whether exiting or passing through, to maneuver through the interchange with fewer lane shifts.
Auxiliary lanes and minor ramp improvements will be added to I-95 and the Airport Road interchange. The Cole Road bridge over I-95 will also be replaced.
I-295 North and US 17 will also see construction work including bridge replacement/construction, ramp reconstruction and road work along US 17.
The project is expected to last about four years, weather and schedule permitting. The interchange is part of an important corridor to promote economic growth and development in the region. Traffic volume is expected to increase significantly over the next two decades. Reconfiguring the interchange will encourage growth and alleviate traffic issues in years ahead. Temporary lane closures and nighttime detours will take place through the duration of the project; however these will occur in off-peak times. Every effort will be made to minimize the impact to traffic flow in the construction zone.