On Wednesday, July 11, 2012 a series of vehicular accidents occurred on Broward Interstate 595, specifically between Davie Road and the University Drive exit. Traffic was reported to have come to almost a complete halt creating a major delay for the morning commuters; which often occurs on this major, relatively new highway that intersects central Broward County providing supposedly unrestricted travel from as far out as the City of Weston in Broward County (as well as Naples and the rest of the west coast of Florida) all the way to the Fort Lauderdale International Airport and Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida.
Throughout the history of construction on Broward County’s I-595, first from its original construction and until the present, a significant amount of car, motorcycle, van and truck accidents have occurred on this heavily used highway. Before the initial construction of Interstate 595 commuters looking to traverse through this portion of Broward County had to rely upon a 2-lane in each direction roadway, referred to as State Road 84, which has it’s own share of significant head on collisions, rear-end collisions, rollovers and the assortment of daily vehicular accidents that plague travel in western Broward highways.
The accidents which occurred on July 11, 2012 all occurred around the 7:00 a.m. hour; and these involved a total of eight vehicles taking more than an hour before traffic could begin to flow again. Traffic along I595 eastbound on weekday mornings is typically ensnarled due to rush hour needs of commuters attempting to reach employment or transport children and families to school. The same occurs later in the afternoon, beginning at approximately 3:30 p.m. until at least 7:00 p.m, in which the congestion of increased commuters coupled with the continuously changing layout and detours of the construction project make driving on this otherwise dangerous portion of interstate a higher risk.
Oddly, the project came with a promise not to impede or delay travel during the construction project process and therefore as a result the speed of traffic has remained at 65 mph during this entire construction project, which makes one wonder whether the project’s time and speed commitments are taking precedence over the safety of the commuters in the County.
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