Progress Continues on New I-95 Interchange Near Ellis Road, Will Provide Direct Access For Airport Passengers
By Space Coast Daily // December 10, 2019
To be completed by August 2020
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Florida Department of Transportation is constructing a new Interstate 95 interchange at Ellis Road to provide direct access between I-95 and the Orlando Melbourne International Airport.
“The new I-95 Interchange at Ellis Road is making great progress! Once complete, MLB will have direct access to I-95, significantly reducing drive time between the airport terminal and the highway,” said Orlando Melbourne International Airport in a statement on Tuesday.
These additional entrances and exit ramps will help relieve traffic congestion at the adjacent interchanges. It will align with Ellis Road on the east and will connect to a regional roadway network on the west.
It was more than 20 years ago that airport officials began working to find a way to provide an improved route between Orlando Melbourne International Airport and I-95.
Today, the I-95 Interchange at Ellis Road is just months from completion, and once completed will provide direct access for airport passengers.
Below is a project update from Orlando Melbourne International Airport Director of Operations & Maintenance Cliff Graham, who also serves on the Technical Advisory Committee of the Space Coast TPO.
– PERCENT COMPLETED: 80% complete
– ANTICIPATED COMPLETION: August 2020
– PROJECT COST: $38.7 million
– CONTRACTOR: Jr. Davis
Drive time between MLB and I-95 will be reduced significantly by at least 10 minutes
Part of the Strategic Intermodal System, Florida’s high priority network of transportation facilities important to the state’s economy and mobility
Click here to learn more on the FDOT project website.