I-95 New Interchange at St. Johns Heritage Parkway SE
The St. Johns Heritage Parkway SE improvement program is a joint effort of the City of Palm Bay, Brevard County, and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to improve capacity, operations and safety as well as promote economic development in southern Brevard County.
The FDOT will construct a new diverging diamond interchange (DDI) on Interstate 95 (I-95) just north of Micco Road. For more info visit FDOT website and reference - Contract No: E5Y20 FPID: 426904-3-52-01
The City of Palm Bay will construct the St. Johns Heritage Parkway SE to connect the new interchange to Babcock Street near Davis Lane. The St. Johns Heritage Parkway SE is a 1.67 mile stretch of road that includes two (2) vehicle travel lanes and a 7’ buffered bike lane in each direction, a 6’ sidewalk, and a 12’ multi-use path.
In January 2017, a Notice to Proceed (NTP) was given to the design-build team of Ranger Construction Industries, Leware Construction Company, and Wantman Group, Inc. (WGI). Early clearing work for the new interchange began in March and construction activities began in the spring of 2017. The City continues to make progress on the southern stretch of the Parkway and once complete, this 1.67 mile stretch of road will connect Babcock Street to the new I-95 southern interchange providing the Southeast portion of the City with improved accessibility and enhanced economic development opportunities.
The new, four-lane portion of the Parkway will intersect Interstate 95 at the new $26.7 million diverging diamond interchange just north of Micco Road. In January 2019, The St. John's Heritage Parkway project hit a milestone as construction on the Parkway finally reached the tie-in point with the new I-95 Southern Interchange. Progress on the new Southern Interchange diverging diamond is ongoing. Construction on the interchange began in early 2017 and is expected to be completed in late summer 2019.
What is a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI)?
Note: Video is an FDOT DDI project in another area of FL but will work the same way here in Palm Bay.