St. Johns Heritage Parkway/Ellis Road I-95 Interchange Opens Tuesday, June 2
By Space Coast Daily // May 26, 2020
ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 9 a.m.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The newest segment of St. Johns Heritage Parkway, a 2.2-mile, four-lane stretch of new roadway extending from just north of U.S. 192 to just west of the Interstate 95/Ellis Road Interchange, will officially open to traffic on Tuesday, June 2.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held beginning at 9 a.m. at a staging area established on the west side of I-95, southbound exit ramp at Ellis Road.
Directional signage will be in place.
Florida Department of Transportation District 5 Secretary Jared Perdue and Brevard County Commissioner Kristine Isnardi, along with officials from the County Manager’s Office, Brevard County Public Works, Orlando Melbourne International Airport, the Transportation Planning Organization, and local municipal officials will be on hand.
Opening the newest segment of the parkway marks another milestone in the parkway project, which also includes a 3.1-mile, 2-lane south segment between Emerson Boulevard and U.S. 192 in West Melbourne that was completed in November 2017 at a cost of about $12.4 million; a 2.5-mile Palm Bay segment between Malabar Road and Emerson Drive, which was completed in 2015 at a cost of $13.4 million; and the newest 2.2-mile segment from U.S. 192, and done in coordination with the Florida Department of Transportation’s I-95/Ellis Road interchange project, at a cost of $11-plus million.
Contractor for the north segment, Jr. Davis Construction Company, Inc., met substantial completion early to help coordinate opening of the roadway and interchange at the same time.
Completion was originally targeted for September 2020.
The St. Johns Heritage Parkway project provides motorists in Palm Bay, West Melbourne, Melbourne and unincorporated Brevard access to a north-south alternative to the congested Minton Road, is a catalyst for future growth and will also be a critical evacuation route.
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