About the Study

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is seeking infrastructure solutions that could reduce congestion and improve mobility in the northern Palm Beach County area, within the City of Palm Beach Gardens. As the major north‐south artery in north Palm Beach County, Interstate 95/State Road 9 (I‐95) access influences adjacent highway network roadway operating conditions. This combined with existing high density commercial/retail development of regional impact along with future planned development have created the need for additional transportation solutions. One solution FDOT is exploring is added interchange access within the City of Palm Beach Gardens at Central Boulevard. Modifications to the PGA Boulevard and Military Trail interchange are also being studied.

  • Palm Beach County, Florida
  • FM Number: 413265-1-22-01
  • ETDM Number: 13748

Project Purpose

The purpose of the project is to improve operational capacity and overall traffic operations by providing improvements at the existing interchange of SR 9 (I-95) and SR 786 (PGA Boulevard) in order to achieve acceptable Levels of Service (LOS) at the interchange in the future condition. Conditions at PGA Boulevard are anticipated to deteriorate below acceptable LOS standards if no improvements occur by 2035; the interchange will have insufficient capacity to accommodate the projected travel demand.

Project Need

Improvements in the area of the I-95 / PGA Boulevard Interchange are needed in order to:

  • Improve Operational Capacity and Overall Traffic Operations (Level of Service)
  • Accommodate Future Population and Employment Growth
  • Enhance Freight Mobility
  • Enhance Emergency Evacuation and Response Times

Public Involvement

FDOT started a public involvement program in January 2015 as a part of this PD&E Study. The program will continue throughout the project. This process is designed to ensure public input in the development of alternatives by actively encouraging and facilitating the participation of the general public, citizen groups, interest groups, elected and appointed officials, environmental resource agencies, and other stakeholders. Opportunities to comment include communicating with project staff and attending public meetings. FDOT is required to comply with various non-discrimination laws and regulations, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status.