The Viera Boulevard “diverging diamond” interchange at Interstate 95 may open as soon as Monday, pending final inspections and potential rain delays.
Construction kicked off in the fall of 2017 on the $17 million interchange. Engineers expect the unusual diverging diamond — the fourth in Florida — to relieve traffic congestion between the Interstate 95 exits at Fiske Boulevard in Rockledge and Wickham Road in Viera.
“This sets up the future development areas in Viera at the interchange to be nimble in responding to new commercial and corporate office opportunities at what serves as an unparalleled site in terms of accessibility and visibility in central Brevard County,” said Todd Pokrywa, president of The Viera Co.
Florida Department of Transportation officials introduced the overpass’ crisscross traffic pattern during a February “soft opening.” Viera Boulevard motorists shift to the left side of the bridge at a traffic light, then return to the right side at a…
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