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595 Express Operations

595 Express Operations / How to Use 595 Express

How to Use 595 Express

User Guidelines

  • The Express Lanes are for longer distance commutes.
  • If you find yourself in the Express Lanes by accident, remain calm. Drive through to the end and exit.
  • Be alert and pay attention to all advisories, signs, pavement markings and posted speed limits.
  • Toll amounts are clearly displayed on the overhead signs before each entrance point and are collected electronically.
  • Tolls are collected electronically, so drivers need to own and display a SunPass transponder which can be purchased at Publix, CVS Pharmacies, Sedano's, Navarro or Florida's Turnpike service plazas.
  • If you unintentionally enter the 595 Express Lanes and are not a SunPass customer, you are still obligated to pay the toll. Please call the SunPass Customer Service Center at 1-888-865-5352 for assistance.
  • If you are involved in a crash or your vehicle breaks down in the Express Lanes, pull to the shoulder if you are able and dial *FHP (*347) on your cellphone. An operator will assist you and dispatch help. If safe to do so, wait in your vehicle until assistance arrives. For your safety, avoid standing adjacent to active traffic.

Entry/Exit Points

You may enter Eastbound 595 Express from:

  • Sawgrass Expressway
  • I-75 Southbound (from Naples)
  • I-75 Northbound (from Miami)
  • I-595 Eastbound, west of 136th Avenue

You may exit Eastbound 595 Express to:

  • Northbound or Southbound Florida's Turnpike
  • Eastbound I-595, east of SR 7 / US 441

You may enter Westbound 595 Express from:

  • Northbound or Southbound Florida's Turnpike
  • Westbound I-595, west of I-95

You may exit Westbound 595 Express to:

  • Sawgrass Expressway
  • I-75 Northbound (to Naples)
  • I-75 Southbound (to Miami)

Map of Entry and Exit Points

Hours of Operations

The reversible lanes will typically be open on weekdays to eastbound traffic between 4 a.m. and 1 p.m. and for westbound drivers between 2 p.m. and 2 a.m. The Express Lanes will normally be closed between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. and between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. for routine maintenance. On weekends, the Express Lanes will normally be open in the eastbound direction only.

Tolls

Tolls are collected electronically, so drivers need to own and display a SunPass transponder, which can be purchased at Publix, CVS Pharmacies, Sedano's, Navarros or Florida's Turnpike service plazas. Toll amounts are clearly displayed on the overhead signs before each entrance point and are collected electronically.

The toll amount charged will fluctuate throughout the day to keep 595 Express from becoming congested with vehicles. The variable toll is based on congestion pricing, which means the toll goes up or down depending on how many vehicles enter the facility at a time. The toll will be higher during peak periods when demand is greater and lower during non-peak periods when the demand is less. This congestion pricing technique helps maintain traffic flowing freely by regulating the amount of vehicles accessing the Express Lanes. If travel speeds in the Express Lanes start to slow, the toll amount will increase to deter more vehicles from entering and promote a quicker recovery to free flow conditions. This technique has proven to increase the highway's efficiency by moving more vehicles at more efficient speeds on the express lanes. However, drivers who choose not to pay the toll also benefit because highway space frees up when others decide to use the Express Lanes.

Toll Rates for 3+ axle vehicles are calculated by taking the current displayed rate for a 2 axle vehicle, dividing by 2 and multiplying by the number of axles. For example, if the rate displayed is $0.50, an 18 wheeler with 5 axles would be charged $0.50/2 x 5 = $1.25. See Toll Rate Calculator Here