ITS Projects


District Six continues to look for ways to manage the transportation needs of our community. Identifying and designing ITS projects promotes more efficient highways that are able to meet traffic demand today and in the future.

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The District Six TSM&O Program is committed to identifying ITS implementation and improvement projects to optimize the transportation management services in south Florida.


FDOT District Six will be working on the following projects during the upcoming fiscal year.

Monroe County Traffic Signal System

July 2018

The Department will monitor 17 signalized intersections, 10 emergency signals and 26 beacons from MM 4.4 (US 1/North Roosevelt Blvd and Cross Street) in Key West to MM 106.5 (US-1/Overseas Highway and CR 905) in Key Largo. FDOT will begin monitoring and managing traffic signals throughout Monroe County beginning in July 2018.

Adaptive Signal Control Technology (ASCT) along NW 119 Street

October 2019

FDOT is implementing Adaptive Signal Control Technology (ASCT) along NW 119 Street and NW 27 Avenue in Miami-Dade County. The project consists of 15 signalized intersections along NW 119 Street from west of NW 32 Avenue to NW 5 Avenue, and along NW 27 Avenue from NW 110 Street to NW 119 Street. Construction will begin in July 2017 and is expected to be completed in October 2019.

ITS Device Improvements along the Golden Glades Interchange (GGI)

February 2018

This project will replace Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) along the freeway and arterial roadways; install Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras; assemble ramp signals at ingress points; and install MVDS or Automatic Vehicle Identification within the Golden Glades Interchange flyover. The project is expected to be constructed in February 2018.

Palmetto Express Lanes from I-75 to the Golden Glades Interchange (GGI)


This project consists of continuing the managed lanes system along SR 826/Palmetto Expressway from NW 154 Street to the Golden Glades Interchange (GGI). The project is currently in the design phase, and letting is scheduled to begin in 2021. For more information, please visit

Palmetto Express Lanes from SW 8 Street to US-1 PD&E Study

July 2019

This PD&E Study is proposing corridor improvements which will add highway and interchange capacity, along with the implementation of an express lanes system and interchange improvements. The study is expected to be completed by July 2019. For more information, please visit

Palmetto Express Lanes from West Flagler Street to I-75

Summer 2018

This project consists of implementing a managed lanes system along SR 826/Palmetto Expressway from West Flagler Street to NW 154 Street, and along I-75 from SR 826/Palmetto Expressway to NW 170 Street in Miami-Dade County. The project is approximately 13 miles long and features a new four-lane tolled managed lanes facility in the existing median, as well as ramp signals along several ingress points along the roadway. Construction began in 2014 and the project is expected to open to the public in summer 2018. For more information, please visit

Okeechobee Road Reconstruction Projects


This project is targeted mainly at improving freight mobility and reliability along this important roadway. ITS and TSM&O improvements were conceptualized during the Project Development and Environment (PD&E) phase, and will be implemented in subsequent project phases. FDOT is also partnering with Miami-Dade County as they develop their plans for communications, controllers and deploying cameras. This partnership is important so that all the TSM&O assets can be leveraged effectively. The design of these projects is currently underway. Construction is expected to begin in late 2020.


District Six has recently completed the deployment of several important ITS projects that are increasing the reliability of our roadways and providing motorists with safer, more reliable travel options.

DMS Replacement

July 2014

This design-build project replaces five amber freeway DMSs with color LED full-matrix DMSs. Four are located along I-95 and one located along I-195. Construction of these signals was completed in July 2014.

DMS and Arterial DMS Replacements

April 2015

These design-build projects replaced five amber freeway Dynamic Messaging Signs (DMS)s with color LED full-matrix DMSs. The DMS project was completed in July 2014 and the arterial DMS project was completed in April 2015.

SW 8th Street Adaptive Signal Control Technology (ASCT) Pilot Project


The project involved the deployment of ITS and ASCT to 29 signals, the largest ASCT pilot project in the state. The goal of this project was to improve mobility, particularly for freight moving along the corridor. The installation of ASCT devices was completed in 2016.

DMS Replacement and ITS Device Installation

August 2013

This design-build project replaced two DMS, installed 21 CCTV cameras and eight vehicle detectors in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. Construction began in June 2011 and was completed in August 2013.

I-95 at NW 62 Street Ramp Resurfacing

June 2013

All four ramps to and from I-95 at NW 62 Street were resurfaced causing the entrance ramp detectors used for ramp signaling to be replaced. Construction of this project began in April 2013 and was completed in June 2013.

Addition of Auxiliary Lane on I-75 Eastbound to SR 826 Southbound

May 2013

This project provided an important roadway capacity improvement to the eastbound I-75 exit to southbound SR 826. The ITS elements on this project include the addition of two new microwave vehicle detectors and fiber optic cable. Construction began in January 2012 and was completed in May 2013.

SR 826 from NW 67 Avenue to NW 47 Avenue Westbound Auxiliary Ramp Improvements

January 2013

This project included the installation of a new DMS and four microwave vehicle detectors along SR 826. Construction began in September 2011 and was completed in January 2013.

I-195 Widening, Bridge Repair and Rehabilitation

January 2013

The ITS components of this project included the relocation of one DMS and four microwave vehicle detectors along I-195. Construction began in November 2010 and was completed in January 2013.

800 MHz Radio Installation

September 2012

This upgrade allows the ITS office to communicate on the Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS) delivering a more secure and clear signal between the TMC and the Road Rangers. District Six completed the transition to the 800 MHz radio system in September 2012.

95 Express Phase 2

October 2016

The 95 Express Phase 2 project extended the existing express lanes from the Golden Glades Interchange in Miami-Dade County to Broward Boulevard in Broward County. The project began construction in November 2011 and was completed in October 2016.

Palmetto Expressway (SR 826)/Dolphin Expressway (SR 836) Interchange Reconstruction Section V


This major multilevel interchange reconstruction project included additional ITS elements such as new CCTV cameras, new DMS along SR 826 between SW 24 Street and NW 36 Street, vehicle detectors and fiber optic cables. The addition of these devices provide District Six with full coverage of the SR 826/SR 836 Interchange and completes the final fiber optic cable link for SR 826. Arterial DMS was also installed along SW 88 Street, SW 8 Street, Flagler Street, NW 25 Street, and NW 36 Street. Construction was completed in 2016.

Port of Miami Tunnel

May 2013

The Port of Miami Tunnel Project consists of three main improvements: the construction of a pair of twin tunnels (120 feet below sea level) that connect Watson Island and the Port of Miami (Dodge Island), increased connections to the Port of Miami roadway system, and widening the MacArthur Causeway Bridge. The project was completed in May 2013.

95 Express Phase 1


This project established the express lanes along southbound I-95 from just south of Miami Gardens Drive to just north of State Road 836, as well as activated 14 Ramp Signals — 12 along southbound entrance points from Ives Dairy Road to NW 62nd Street, as well as two more on I-95’s northbound side (at Miami Gardens Drive and Ives Dairy Road). Phase 1 was completed in early 2010.

SR-5/US-1 ITS Design-Build Deployment

July 2008

This project was the state’s first arterial ITS deployment tying into a FDOT TMC. The ITS system runs along US 1 between SW 17th Avenue and SW 112th Avenue (approximately 17 miles), includes the following components: 17 Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras and four dynamic message signs (DMS); six detectors; 96 strand fiber-optic cable (installed 36 strand fiber optic cable for Miami-Dade Transit); and two communications hub buildings. The system was installed in July 2008.

SR-826 ITS Deployment

February 2010

The State Road (SR) 826 ITS design-build deployment, between NW 25th Street and NW 122nd Street, includes the following components: six new CCTV cameras and the integration of four existing CCTV cameras; three DMS; 37 detectors; and 72 strand fiber optic cable. The project was constructed in February 2010.

I-395 ITS Deployment

February 2010

The I-395 ITS design-build deployment has construction limits along I-395 between I-95 and Alton Road; along Biscayne Boulevard between I-395 and Port Boulevard; and along Port Boulevard between Biscayne Boulevard and the Port of Miami Administration Building. The system includes the following components: 10 CCTV cameras; 10 detectors; one DMS; and 72 strand fiber optic cable. As this project area serves the Port of Miami, so will these devices and provide future integration among the TMC and the Port of Miami operations. The project was completed in February 2010.