WLRN kicks off I-95 project to document life at “The End of the Road”

WLRN kicks off I-95 project to document life at “The End of the Road”
WLRN kicks off I-95 project to document life at “The End of the Road”


There are no bumper stickers, tumblers or t-shirts to celebrate the “95 ENDS” sign in Miami. Not like the celebrated, if puny, Mile Marker 0 post in Key West.

Nevertheless, there stands the sign, marking almost 2,000 miles of human accomplishment and its unceremonious dump onto US 1.

This week, WLRN-Miami Herald News is launching a yearlong project to document life at “The End of the Road.” There is likely no piece of local infrastructure more discussed, more reviled and more crucial than the final 87 miles of Interstate 95.

Our stretch of the road has inspired poems and hate mail, conspiracy theories and academic research. Parents develop special rules and lessons just to give their drivers-to-be a fighting chance.

Over the next year, “The End of the Road” will look at everything from the cultural impact of I-95 to the relatively brand new use of managed express lanes. From the dangers -- and perceived dangers -- of life on the highway to the history of how I-95 became what it is today.

But ultimately this is a public road and a public story to steer. We’d like to hear what you want to know, what you’ve seen, what you’ve experienced.

“The End of the Road” begins this Monday on WLRN 91.3 and online at WLRN.org.

Kenny Malone is a reporter for WLRN-Miami Herald News. Stories and questions for “The End of the Road” can be sent to kmalone@miamiherald.com

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