The toll paid when using the express lanes does not guarantee that a specific speed benefit will be received in return. Express lanes projects offer more reliable trip times for those who choose to use the express lanes, especially during weekday rush hour periods. This improved reliability also benefits operations on the general purpose lanes and therefore allow all drivers to enjoy improved speeds along all lanes on the highway.
I-75 Express Lanes
A higher toll amount does not mean that better service is to be expected in the express lanes. On the contrary, it means service levels are on a decline because the lanes are reaching capacity. High tolls mean there are too many drivers entering the express lanes at the same time, and they are getting filled up too quickly. Tolls are increased to discourage more motorists from entering the express lanes to avoid a possible breakdown in speeds and services. Lower toll amounts mean that the express lanes are operating at free-flow conditions and therefore better service should be expected.
Express lanes projects are not implemented with the sole purpose of generating revenue. The primary goal of most express lanes projects is to reduce congestion for all drivers on the highway by implementing a combination of real-time traffic management techniques as a cost-efficient alternative to traditional highway-widening type projects. The revenue generated through these projects is typically used to offset related operational costs such as traffic monitoring, incident management, enforcement, maintenance and express buses.
Express lanes projects benefit all drivers on the highway. By moving more vehicles at more efficient rates on the express lanes, the conditions on the general purpose lanes also improve, providing greater mobility on the highway, including commercial vehicles. After the completion of the 95 Express project in Miami-Dade County, the average speed on the general purpose lanes increased from 20 m.p.h. to 40 m.p.h. during peak hours.
The speed improvements on the general purpose lanes result in significantly reduced traffic congestion proving that express lanes benefit all drivers on the highway. Additionally, the express lanes are provided as an option for drivers who choose to pay for using the lanes. However, commuters who do not choose to use the express lanes still receive a significant benefit in the form of increased incident management resources, as well as improved travel speeds and reduced traffic congestion on the toll-free lanes.
The Florida Department of Transportation is taking the lead in implementing the 75 Express lanes project.
Express lanes are meant for long distance travel only. Express lanes entrances and exits are limited to improve traffic flow by reducing the number of vehicles changing lanes in and out of the facility. This reduction of lane changing also maximizes safety along the facility.
Stay in the express lanes until you can safely exit at the next designated exit. Remain calm, do not stop.
Do not enter the express lanes; or exit at the closest designated exit ahead of where you would like to leave the express lanes, and continue your trip on I-75 using the general purpose lanes.
From I-595, North of Royal Palm Blvd, South of Sheridan St, North of Miramar Pkwy, between NW 186 St and NW 138 St.
South of Griffin Rd, South of Miramar Pkwy, South of NW 186 St
South of 186 St, North Florida’s Turnpike, South of Griffin Rd,
North of NW 138 St, North of Miramar Pkwy, North of Sheridan St, North of Royal Palm Blvd and onto I-595
Please see 75 Express Access Map Here.
Yes. The posted speed limit is the same for both in the express lanes and the general purpose lanes.