I-95 construction troubles in Brevard County

By Justin Warmoth - Anchor

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - You've probably been through the patch of construction on Interstate 95 from Titusville to New Smyrna Beach before.

Crews began working on the project in December of 2012, but construction for widening I-95 in Brevard County has been going on for half a decade.

"I'll be glad to see it when it's done. I try to stay off of 95 as much as possible," said Titusville resident Andy Bradley.

Bradley says he's been avoiding I-95 ever since the construction started near his home.

"I lost my windshield to my wife's car from a rock getting throw up by one of the construction trucks. So I try to stay off of it as much as possible," he said.

The $118 million project is the final phase of widening a 73-mile stretch of I-95 in Brevard County and when it's completed Florida Department of Transportation officials say a stretch of road in Volusia County will be next.

After that they say I-95 will be at least 3 lanes in both directions from the Florida-Georgia line to Miami.

"It'll be nice when it's finished. It's just a pain in the rear while they're doing it," said Bradley.

Construction for the Titusville to New Smyrna Beach portion of I-95 is expected to be finished by early 2016.

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