TRAILS OPEN: As of January 2017, both the TREX and El Rio Trails are open to the general public.
The I-95 Interchange at Spanish River Blvd project, overseen by the Florida Department of Transportation, will provide direct access to Spanish River Blvd from I-95 as well as Yamato Road, with 13 bridges being constructed as part of the interchange. In addition to the interchange, other improvements will be made, such as widening Spanish River Boulevard west of FAU Boulevard, signalized intersection improvements, the addition of auxiliary lanes on Yamato Road, and sound wall construction along Yamato Road and on the east side of I-95 north of Yamato Road. In addition, the El Rio Trail will have its north and south sections connected in the form of an underpass at Yamato Road and the CSX Railway, seamlessly connecting both sections, allowing bicyclists and pedestrians to avoid automobile traffic at Yamato Road completely.
The Turnpike Interchange at Glades Road project, overseen by the Florida Department of Transportation, is designed to help improve traffic flow at the Turnpike’s existing Glades Road interchange. These improvements include widening the exit ramp from northbound Turnpike to Glades Road to two lanes, constructing an additional right turn lane from the Turnpike off ramp to westbound Glades Road, constructing an additional right turn lane from westbound Glades Road to the Turnpike entrance, painting the existing Turnpike bridge over Glades Road, and adding new signals, lighting, landscaping and drainage improvements.