The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District Four, is conducting a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study at the SR-9/I-95 at SR-804/Boynton Beach Boulevard Interchange and the SR-9/I-95 at Gateway Boulevard Interchange. The project limits are shown on the location map below.
The purpose of the project is to enhance overall traffic operations and improve the Level of Service (LOS) at the existing interchanges to accommodate projected travel demand. The PD&E study will also consider Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) connector improvements needed within the project area and will be consistent with plans for SR-9/I-95, including the potential extension of express lanes through Palm Beach County.
A Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study is a process conducted by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to determine the environmental, social, and economic impacts that are associated with proposed transportation improvements. The process, mandated by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), is a combined effort by professional engineers, planners, environmental scientists, and others who analyze the project-related information to develop the best alternative for a community’s transportation needs. The public will be involved throughout the entire study process.
The FDOT is conducting this PD&E Study to evaluate the need to enhance overall traffic operations at the existing interchanges of SR-9/I-95 at SR-804/Boynton Beach Boulevard and SR-9/I-95 at Gateway Boulevard by providing improvements to achieve acceptable Level of Service (LOS) at both interchanges in Design Year 2045. Conditions along Gateway Boulevard and Boynton Beach Boulevard are anticipated to deteriorate below acceptable LOS standards if no improvements are made by 2045. The interchanges will have insufficient capacity to accommodate the projected travel demand. The project would improve the operational capacity and overall traffic operation at the interchanges and study area's roadways/intersections by implementing operational and capacity improvements to meet the future travel demand projected as a result of Palm Beach County population and employment growth.