This project is designed to improve access to and from I-295 and Collins Road. Improvements to the interchange will be made within the project limits west of the intersection of Parramore Road and Collins Road and the intersection of Plantation Bay Drive and Collins Road. Planned improvements include:
- Adding lanes to the ramp from southbound I-295 to Collins Road to provide two right turn lanes for westbound Collins Road, two through lanes to Parramore Road and two left turn lanes for eastbound Collins Road.
- Adding a lane from eastbound Collins Road to access the on-ramp to southbound I-295.
- Moving access from eastbound Collins Road to northbound I-295 to the east and reconfiguring it as a median U-turn. This change will lengthen the queue area for vehicles and establish a two-phase intersection to provide more efficient traffic flow for both directions of Collins Road, the northbound I-295 off-ramp and the northbound I-295 on-ramp. The new design will also eliminate the sharp left turn at I-295 to improve access for large trucks.
- Adding ramps to enable cyclists to move from the bike lane to the sidewalk for safer passage on the overpass and across ramps.