A public meeting to discuss planned modifications of plans to improve the Interstate 10 and 95 interchange will be held by the Florida Department of Transportation Thursday night at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens at 829 Riverside Ave.
The event begins with an informal open house from 4 to 6 p.m., followed by a formal 6:30 p.m. public meeting with a presentation and public comments.
The state has been studying the area along I-10 from east of McDuff Avenue to the I-95 interchange and along I-95 from Forest Street to Palm Avenue, including the Fuller Warren Bridge. The morning and afternoon peak traffic times exceed the interchange’s capacity, causing congestion and delays.
Proposed improvements include widening the I-10 eastbound exit to I-95 south to provide another lane and widening the I-95 northbound ramp to I-10 westbound to three lanes. A bicycle and pedestrian path is also proposed along the south side of the bridge connecting Riverside and Palm avenues. The estimated cost of the proposed improvements is $128 million. Construction could begin in 2016.
FDOT has a website – www.10and95.com - with information and updates.