Project Goals

Why is the I-10 / Cypress Avenue Overcrossing a Priority Project?

The bridge across Interstate 10 at Cypress Avenue will achieve several transportation goals including:
  • Improving traffic flow by providing a four-lane roadway as an alternative to drivers or pedestrians desiring to cross Interstate 10 without need to access the freeway system
  • Providing fully controlled signalization at both Valley Boulevard and Slover Avenue
  • Increasing emergency response times for police, fire, and ambulance services
  • Reducing pollution by allowing through traffic movement that reduces idling time, thereby reducing contaminants in the air
  • Acting as a conduit for future utility services such as water, gas, power, and communications
  • Serving as an alternative to using Citrus Avenue or Cherry Avenue during those interchange reconstruction phases