I-10 West Exit To Nine Mile Widened, And Two More Lanes Are Coming

October 23, 2020

The Florida Department of Transportation has widened the westbound exit ramp from I-10 to Nine Mile Road in a temporary effort to help relieve back ups onto the interstate, and more improvements are coming.

Drivers previously had a single lane off-ramp at Exit 5 to access east and westbound Nine Mile Road. But now there isĀ  dedicated through lane to access westbound Nine Mile Road and a dedicated right turn lane to access eastbound Nine Mile Road.

This new temporary configuration includes nearly 500-feet of lanes once drivers exit I-10.

Crews will now begin construction on the west side of the off-ramp. Upon completion, this off-ramp will include four dedicated lanes to access Nine Mile Road.

An estimated 19,000 drivers travel through the area each day, according to FDOT.

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Comments

11 Responses to “I-10 West Exit To Nine Mile Widened, And Two More Lanes Are Coming”

  1. Sue Byrd on October 24th, 2020 7:59 am

    County Commissioner of District 1, help is needed for Bauer Rd & Sorento Rd – what pull you have with FDOT is needed for evacuation routes as traffic is just as bad as Beulah area.

  2. Tate dad on October 23rd, 2020 11:56 pm

    When is the exit ramp to Beulah road going to start, that would elevate a lot of the traffic in front of NFCU

  3. Sandy on October 23rd, 2020 6:09 pm

    You are right… I did make a mistake. This is being done by the FDOT and the piece of mail I got asking for my input and that of others is being ignored. And it is the FDOT who has put the Beulah portion of the 4 laning project years behind schedule. In my opinion, we as citizens, do not matter to the FDOT.

  4. Resident on October 23rd, 2020 5:26 pm

    “The county does not really want your input ”

    And you know what? It’s not a county project. The county is not in control. That’s why it says FDOT in the story (read carefully)!

  5. Sandy on October 23rd, 2020 4:26 pm

    The county does not really want your input and never did. They will do what they want, when they want regardless of the community’s thoughts or wishes. And I believe they don’t care how long it takes either because I feel like Beulah is the ugly stepchild to the rest of the county in their minds.

  6. Lou on October 23rd, 2020 3:06 pm

    Outstanding. What a.difference an extra lane makes. Keep on trucking. Thanks

  7. ensley boy on October 23rd, 2020 12:07 pm

    If traffic backup is the criteria , when they gonna add an extra lane northbound on pine forest to nine mile road from detroit blvd? And yes that has been my pet peeve since they screwed up that section of pine forest road.

  8. Sandy on October 23rd, 2020 11:47 am

    The reason for the backup of cars on the interstate from those 2 exit ramps is obvious. It is due to the fact that construction on 9 Mile Road is put off constantly and completion is way past due. Fix the initial problem, finish the original contract and there shouldn’t be the backup on the interstate.

  9. Concerned motorist on October 23rd, 2020 11:13 am

    When will the red light be activated? It is an incredibly dangerous intersection, especially around rush-hour. You have to sneak out into the middle, the. Jump into the fast lane where people are often 20 mph or more over the speed limit. I drive this daily and I watch a near miss almost every time.

  10. Jodie Nash on October 23rd, 2020 9:52 am

    Why can’t we finish projects around the area before making new ones??? FDOT, enough already! We have too many projects going on right now and not enough people/contractors to finish them. Use some common sense

  11. Henry Coe on October 23rd, 2020 8:29 am

    Any idea what the time frame will be for these other two lanes?

    I’m absolutely grateful for the new lane but it seems like doing all the construction would have been much more cost effective than doing it as two separate projects?





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