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Florida's Turnpike is committed to keeping its roadways in tip-top condition for the safety of our customers. To find out about upcoming construction, maintenance and lane closure activities, click the Weekly Construction Updates link to the left. You may also find descriptions for major projects in our current work program, and about projects under study and discussion by clicking the appropriate link.


News Release

Overnight Closure of Florida’s Turnpike Northbound and Southbound Exit and Entry Ramps at Glades Road - December 08, 2017

Southbound SR 874/Don Shula Expressway Exit Ramp to SW 152nd Street and SW 117th Avenue to Open in New Configuration - December 06, 2017

Overnight Closure of Florida’s Turnpike Northbound and Southbound Exit and Entry Ramps at Glades Road - December 04, 2017

Full Closures Scheduled on Northbound Turnpike at SW 152nd Street/Coral Reef Drive - December 04, 2017

Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise Offers Free Coffee at Service Plazas During Peak Thanksgiving Travel Periods - November 22, 2017

Temporary Closure of West Palm Beach Service Plaza Southbound Trucking Diesel Gas Station Area - November 22, 2017

Nightly Closures on Southbound Turnpike at Hollywood/Pines Boulevard - November 17, 2017

Overnight Closures of Florida’s Turnpike Northbound and Southbound Entrance and Exit Ramps at Campbell Drive - November 09, 2017

Overnight Closure of Port St. Lucie/Fort Pierce Service Plaza to Perform Electrical Work - November 06, 2017

Nightly Closures of Florida’s Turnpike Northbound and Southbound Entrance Ramps at Okeechobee Boulevard - November 03, 2017

Full Closures Scheduled on Southbound Turnpike at SW 120th Street - November 03, 2017

Overnight Closure of Southbound Turnpike Entrance Ramp from Westbound Kendall Drive - October 25, 2017

Orlando South Interchange ramps (Exit 254) to remain open overnight - October 23, 2017

Overnight Closure of Northbound Turnpike Exit Ramp to Southwest 8th Street - October 20, 2017

Full Closure All Ramps at Turnpike's Orlando South Interchange (Exit 254) - October 18, 2017

One Northbound Lane on Florida’s Turnpike Temporarily Closed in Indian River County - October 13, 2017

Overnight Closure of Florida’s Turnpike Northbound Exit Ramp to Glades Road on Sunday Oct. 15 - October 13, 2017

One Northbound Turnpike Lane Between Mileposts 178 and 179 in Indian River County to Remain Closed for Asphalt Repairs - October 11, 2017

Overnight Closure of Florida’s Turnpike Northbound Exit Ramp to Glades Road on Sunday Oct. 8 - October 06, 2017

Full Closures Scheduled on Northbound Floridas Turnpike at I-595 - October 06, 2017

Full Closures Scheduled on Southbound Turnpike at SW 120th Street - October 05, 2017

Overnight Ramp Closure at Florida’s Turnpike and Sunrise Boulevard Interchange - October 03, 2017

Northbound lanes on Veterans Expressway at Linebaugh closing Friday night - September 26, 2017

Full Closures Scheduled on Southbound Turnpike at SW 120th Street - August 30, 2017

Coral Way Bridge Construction Update Meeting Aug 23, 2017 - August 18, 2017

Veterans Expressway Closure - August 15, 2017

Full Closures Scheduled on Southbound Turnpike at Bird Road - August 10, 2017

Overnight Closure of Northbound Turnpike Entrance Ramp from NW 199th Street - July 27, 2017

Turnpike Ramp Closures at Kendall Drive - July 24, 2017

Weekend Closures of the Florida’s Turnpike Northbound Exit Ramp to Glades Road - July 21, 2017

Full Closures Scheduled on Southbound Florida’s Turnpike at the Sunrise Boulevard Interchange - July 19, 2017

FDOT to host a Public Information Meeting for HEFT followed by two Public Hearings - July 14, 2017

Florida’s Turnpike Northbound Exit Ramp to Glades Road Closing All Weekend - July 11, 2017

Full Closures on Southbound Florida's Turnpike at Coral Reef Drive - July 10, 2017

One Lane to Close Temporarily on Southbound Orange Blossom Trail - July 07, 2017

Closure of I-75 Northbound Ramp from Florida’s Turnpike Scheduled to Continue July 9 for Construction - July 07, 2017

Nightly Closure of Florida’s Turnpike Northbound Exit Ramp to Glades Road on July 9 - July 06, 2017

Nightly Closure of Florida’s Turnpike Northbound Exit Ramp to Glades Road on July 5 and 6 - June 30, 2017

Full Closures Scheduled at Northbound Veterans Expressway and Ehrlich Road - June 29, 2017

Overnight Closure of Northbound Turnpike Exit Ramp to Southwest 8 Street - June 28, 2017

Nightly Closure of Florida’s Turnpike Northbound Exit Ramp to Glades Road - June 23, 2017

Overnight Closure of Service Plaza to Relocate Generator - June 12, 2017

Florida’s Turnpike Southbound Exit Ramp to Kissimmee-St. Cloud Closing All Weekend - June 09, 2017

Nightly Lane Closures Scheduled at the Sunrise Boulevard and Florida’s Turnpike Interchange - May 23, 2017

Nightly Closure of Northbound Turnpike Entrance Ramp from Southwest 8 Street - May 11, 2017

Eastbound and Westbound Miller Drive at Florida’s Turnpike Closing All Weekend - May 05, 2017

Interchange Improvement Project begins at Campbell Drive and Florida’s Turnpike in Homestead - April 17, 2017

Full Closures on Southbound Florida's Turnpike at Kendall Drive - April 14, 2017

Full Closures Scheduled on Southbound and Northbound Florida’s Turnpike at the Sunrise Boulevard Interchange

Multiple Overnight Closures Scheduled at I-75 and Florida’s Turnpike in Wildwood

Full Closures on Bird Road at Florida's Turnpike

Okahumpka Service Plaza Truck Parking Improvements in Progress - February 6, 2017

Express Lane Widening Project on the Beachline Expressway from Florida’s Turnpike to McCoy Road begins January 2017 - January 6, 2017

Interchange Improvement project begins at Glades Road and Florida’s Turnpike in Boca Raton - December 19, 2016

Hurricane Matthew - TURNPIKE SUSPENDS TOLLS ON MOST OF MAINLINE, ALLIGATOR ALLEY AS WELL AS OTHER SYSTEM ROADS IN CENTRAL FLORIDA

SunPass Centralized Customer Service Center now operational - September 29, 2016

Emergency Roadway Restoration Complete, Southbound Turnpike Reopens - August 29, 2016

Interchange improvement project begins at I-75 and Florida’s Turnpike in Wildwood - August 18, 2016


Media

Turnpike Traffic Noise Video - (large file size - 70MB)

Current Projects

Systemwide Projects
Northern Turnpike
Broward County
Martin County
Miami-Dade County
Orange and Osceola Counties
Palm Beach County
Polk County
St. Lucie County
Sumter County
Veterans Expressway/Suncoast Parkway

Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, an integral part of the Florida Department of Transportation, awarded a multi-million dollar, 30-year contract to operate the fuel and food concession business along the Turnpike to Areas USA FLTP, LLC.

Under the terms of the contract, Areas will provide fuel, food concessions and convenience stores at the eight service plazas located along the 312-mile Turnpike mainline.

The new contract includes a capital investment of approximately $162 million, which incorporates upgrading and expanding the plaza buildings.

Construction is complete at the Okahumpka, Turkey Lake, Canoe Creek, Ft. Drum, West Palm Beach, Pompano and Snapper Creek Service Plazas.

In December 2015, a new convenience store/fuel station opened at the Port St. Lucie plaza and construction is now underway to reconstruct the old restaurant building.

The fuel brand is Shell. Florida Turnpike Services LLC operates the convenience stores and gas stations. Last year, 37 million gallons of gasoline were pumped at Florida’s Turnpike fuel stations.

This contract does not include Road Ranger or towing services, which were awarded under separate contracts.

Under the new contract, the Turnpike will receive a guaranteed minimum of $9 million per year in concessions revenue until construction and renovation of the plazas is complete, then the guaranteed minimum will be $6 million per year.

The new contract produces close to 2,500 construction-related jobs. In total, nearly 4,000 direct or indirect jobs are created or maintained as the result of this contract.

The new buildings feature Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

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This $174 million project widens SR 528, the Beachline Expressway, from four to eight lanes between Interstate 4 and the Turnpike, and from six to eight lanes from the Turnpike to McCoy Road.

The project consists of the addition of two, tolled, SunPass-only Express Lanes between I-4 and John Young Parkway, and one-tolled, SunPass-only Express Lane between John Young Parkway and McCoy Road.

The project includes ramp improvements at International Drive, Orangewood/Universal and John Young Parkway, including auxiliary lanes between the ramps to alleviate traffic weaving. Six bridges will be widened and the bridge over Shingle Creek will be reconstructed. Noise walls behind the Williamsburg subdivision are included. New sidewalk connectivity along International Drive, Orangewood/Universal/Boulevard and John Young Parkway is being provided.

The existing through lanes from I-4 to the Beachline West Toll Plaza at Milepost 6 remain untolled.

Express Lane Eligible Vehicles:
  • Vehicles eligible to use the express lanes include: All buses, hybrid vehicles, and motorcycles equipped with SunPass or an interoperable transponder.
  • Vehicles prohibited to use the express lanes include: Vehicles with three or more axles, trucks and TOLL-BY-PLATE customers.
  • The minimum express toll rate is $0.25 greater than the general toll amount at each gantry where a toll is charged.
General Lane Closure and Detour Information:
  • No daytime lane closures are permitted on International Drive
  • No daytime lane closures are permitted on John Young Parkway
  • Some lane closure restrictions have been added for specific Orange County Convention Center special events
  • Detours will be used for the installation of overhead sign trusses and toll gantry
  • Detours will be necessary for short closures along International Drive, Universal/Orangewood Blvd., and John Young Parkway for structures work.
The project is scheduled for completion in 2019.

Click here for a fact sheet and map of the Beachline Project
Click here for a fact sheet about Beachline Express Lanes
Click here to watch a video about Express Lanes

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Improvements to be constructed at the interchange of Glades Road and Florida’s Turnpike include widening the exit ramp from the northbound Turnpike to Glades Road to two lanes, adding an additional right turn lane from the Turnpike exit ramp to westbound Glades Road, and adding an auxiliary lane on the northbound Turnpike. Work also includes painting the existing Turnpike bridge over Glades Road and improvements to signage, pavement markings, signalization, lighting and drainage.

It is anticipated that the project will cost $8.3 million and construction is expected to be completed in summer 2018.

Glades Road Fact Sheet
Glades Road Interchange Map

For additional project information, contact Fiorella Teodista at the public information office of Florida’s Turnpike by calling 954-975-4855, ext. 1130, or via e-mail at: Fiorella.Teodista@dot.state.fl.us.

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Asphalt milling and resurfacing on Florida’s Turnpike from north of Lake Worth Road (Exit 93) to south of Beeline Highway (Exit 107). This project also includes improvements to signing and pavement markings. The following ramps will be resurfaced: Southern Boulevard, Jog Road and Okeechobee Boulevard. It is anticipated that the project will cost $16.8 million and construction is expected to be completed in late 2018

Resurfacing Fact Sheet

For additional project information, contact Fiorella Teodista at the public information office of Florida’s Turnpike by calling 954-975-4855, ext. 1130, or via e-mail at: Fiorella.Teodista@dot.state.fl.us.

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Florida’s Turnpike is modifying and improving the interchange with Sunrise Boulevard, and implementing All-Electronic Tolling at the interchange. Currently, drivers can face extended backups at this interchange because northbound and southbound entry and exit traffic is channeled through a single toll plaza. By constructing two new ramps with direct access to eastbound Sunrise Boulevard, there will be a significant reduction in vehicles that need to make left turns at the existing ramp. Providing one ramp and toll gantry at each of the four quadrants in the interchange will allow for improved traffic signal timing and traffic flow.

Modifications and improvements include:
  • Adding a new entry ramp to the southbound Turnpike from eastbound Sunrise Boulevard, and a new exit ramp from the northbound Turnpike to eastbound Sunrise Boulevard.
  • Removing the existing toll plaza at the northbound Turnpike entrance and converting all ramps to all-electronic tolling
  • Replacing and raising the Sunrise Boulevard bridge over the Turnpike
  • Widening lanes on Sunrise Boulevard between NW 56th Avenue and 47th Avenue
It is anticipated that the project will cost $50 million and work will continue through late 2019.

Project fact sheet - English  Project fact sheet – Español 

For additional project information, contact Fiorella Teodista at the public information office of Florida’s Turnpike by calling 954-975-4855, ext. 1130, or via e-mail at: Fiorella.Teodista@dot.state.fl.us.

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Improvements to be constructed at the interchange of Campbell Drive and Florida’s Turnpike include widening the exit ramp from the southbound Turnpike to Campbell Drive to two lanes, constructing a new northbound entrance ramp from westbound Campbell Drive and SW 152nd Avenue, and widening Campbell Drive to three lanes from SW 15700 Block to NE 30th Terrace.

Additionally, sound barrier walls along residential areas, road milling and resurfacing, drainage, lighting, signage and traffic signal improvements are planned. The project cost is approximately $15 million. Construction is expected to be complete in summer 2018.

Project Map
Project fact sheet - English

For additional project information, contact Fiorella Teodista at the public information office of Florida’s Turnpike by calling 954-975-4855, ext. 1130, or via e-mail at: Fiorella.Teodista@dot.state.fl.us.

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The Turnpike will be widened from six to 10 lanes, including express lanes, from north of Sunset Drive/Southwest 72th Street to north of Bird Road/Southwest 40th Street. Express Lanes, similar to those on I-95, will be constructed. Sound barrier walls will be built along residential areas on the west side of the Turnpike from north of Sunset Drive to south of Miller Road and along Kendall Regional Medical Center.

Work also includes asphalt milling and resurfacing, additional drainage, signage and lighting improvements, landscaping, and traffic signal improvements on local roads. Construction began in July 2015 and will continue through early 2018Approximate cost: $54.4 million.

New Traffic Pattern on SW 117 Avenue
Project corridor aerial view (links to PDF)
Project fact sheet - English    Project fact sheet – Español (links to PDFs)
Sound barrier wall locations, Sunset Drive to Bird Road (links to PDF)

For additional project information, contact Fiorella Teodista at the public information office of Florida’s Turnpike by calling 954-975-4855, ext. 1130, or via e-mail at: Fiorella.Teodista@dot.state.fl.us.

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The Turnpike will be widened from six to 10 lanes, including express lanes, from south of Killian Parkway/SW 104th Street to north of Sunset Drive/Southwest 72th Street. Express lanes, similar to those on I-95, will be constructed. Sound barrier walls will be built along residential areas east and west of the Turnpike from north of Killian Parkway to south of Kendall Drive and from north of Kendall Drive to south of sunset Drive. New toll gantries will be constructed. Work also includes asphalt milling and resurfacing, new lane striping and traffic delineators (“plastic poles”), additional drainage, signage and lighting improvements, landscaping, and traffic signal improvements on local roads. Construction began in May 2015 and will continue through mid 2018. Approximate cost: $73.9 million.

Project corridor aerial view
Project fact sheet - English    Project fact sheet – Español
Sound barrier wall locations, Killian Parkway to Sunset Drive

For additional project information, contact Fiorella Teodista at the public information office of Florida’s Turnpike by calling 954-975-4855, ext. 1130, or via e-mail at: Fiorella.Teodista@dot.state.fl.us.

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The Turnpike will be widened to 12 and eight lanes. Express Lanes, similar to those on I-95, will be constructed. Sound barrier walls will be built along qualifying residential areas along both sides of the Turnpike. The Turnpike/State Road 874 interchange will be realigned. Work also includes asphalt milling and resurfacing, bridge widening, landscaping, drainage, lighting, signage and traffic signal improvements on local roads. Construction began in March 2014 and is scheduled for completion in late 2018. Approximate cost: $145.3 million.

Click here for a graphic of the project corridor.
Project fact sheet - English
For the location of the new sound barrier walls, click here.

For additional project information, contact Fiorella Teodista at the public information office of Florida’s Turnpike by calling 954-975-4855, ext. 1130, or via e-mail at: Fiorella.Teodista@dot.state.fl.us.

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The Turnpike will be widened from four to six lanes. Express lanes, similar to those on I-95, will be constructed. Nearly six miles of sound walls will be built along residential areas adjacent to the Turnpike. Work includes realigning the travel lanes between SW 112th Avenue/Allapattah Road and SW 216th Street/Hainlin Mill Road, widening existing bridges at SW 137th Avenue and SW 112th Avenue, reconstructing the Homestead Toll Gantry and demolishing the former toll administration building. Work begins in April 2016 and is scheduled for completion in mid-2018. Approximate cost: $70 million.

Project fact sheet - English    Project fact sheet - Español

For additional project information, contact Fiorella Teodista at the public information office of Florida’s Turnpike by calling 954-975-4855, ext. 1130, or via e-mail at: Fiorella.Teodista@dot.state.fl.us.

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The Turnpike will be widened from six to 10 lanes. Express Lanes will also be constructed. The project entails major modifications at the Dolphin Expressway/SR 836 interchange. Work includes replacing the Coral Way/SW 24th Street bridge over SR 821; operational, safety and capacity improvements for motorists and pedestrians on SW 8th Street and at the SW 8th Street interchange; and minor road improvements on West Flagler Street. Additionally, sound barrier walls along residential areas, road milling and resurfacing, drainage, lighting, signage and traffic signal improvements are planned. Construction will begin in summer 2016 and will continue through spring 2019. Approximate cost: $112 million.

Click here for a graphic of the project corridor.
Project fact sheet - English    Project fact sheet - Español

For additional project information, contact Fiorella Teodista at the public information office of Florida’s Turnpike by calling 954-975-4855, ext. 1130, or via e-mail at: Fiorella.Teodista@dot.state.fl.us.

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Repair at Florida’s Turnpike near mile post 162.9 adjacent to Minute Maid Road Overpass

Work is anticipated to begin in November 2017 and continue through mid 2018. The project cost is approximately $1.1 million.

Project fact sheet - English

For additional project information, contact Fiorella Teodista at the public information office of Florida’s Turnpike by calling 954-975-4855, ext. 1130, or via e-mail at: Fiorella.Teodista@dot.state.fl.us.

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Repair at Florida’s Turnpike near mile post 130 adjacent to SR 76/ Kanner Highway Overpass

Work is anticipated to begin in November 2017 and continue through mid 2018. The project cost is approximately $1.1 million.

Project fact sheet - English

For additional project information, contact Fiorella Teodista at the public information office of Florida’s Turnpike by calling 954-975-4855, ext. 1130, or via e-mail at: Fiorella.Teodista@dot.state.fl.us.

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This $380 million improvement project widens 11 miles of the Veterans Expressway (Toll 589) in Hillsborough County, providing much needed congestion relief to this regionally significant corridor.

The improvements, which are divided into five separate projects, double the capacity of the highway from four to eight lanes by adding two new lanes in each direction between Memorial and Gunn Highways and include future widening from Gunn Highway to Van Dyke Rd. These improvements complete the eight lanes of capacity for the full length of the Expressway. Due to right-of-way constraints and surrounding development, this construction represents the last physical widening of the Veterans Expressway. The widening improvements include reconstruction of 38 existing bridges and construction of three new bridges.

The current widening project also includes a concurrent project to convert the section of highway from Memorial Highway to Van Dyke Road to all-electronic tolling (AET) providing non-stop travel to the nearly 157,000 customers who travel the Veterans Expressway on a daily basis.

Motorists who choose the Veterans Expressway must have a SunPass prepaid toll account or they will be mailed a bill and charged a monthly invoice fee. Seventy-five percent of the 150,000 motorists who travel Toll 589 every day already use SunPass to pay tolls.

The project also introduces the Express Lane concept to the region. A congestion management tool, Express Lanes offer motorists a choice that provides an opportunity for a through-trip, with greater trip reliability and safety.

Phase I Widening—Memorial to Gunn Highway—Under construction—Completion in 2015 and 2016
Phase II Widening—Gunn Highway to Sugarwood Toll Plaza—Funded for Design/Build construction beginning in Fiscal Year 2014
Phase III Widening—Sugarwood Toll Plaza to Van Dyke Road—Funded for Design/Build construction beginning in Fiscal Year 2015


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Florida’s Turnpike is being widened from four to eight lanes, including two express lanes in each direction, between Osceola Parkway and the Beachline Expressway/SR 528.

The project includes:
  • Constructing three ramps at the SR 417 interchange; northbound Turnpike to southbound SR 417, southbound Turnpike to northbound SR 417 and southbound Turnpike to southbound SR 417
  • Widening and/or reconstructing ramps at the Osceola Parkway and Orlando South interchanges
  • Replacing the ramp bridge at the Orlando South interchange
  • Replacing the Turnpike bridges over the Central Florida Rail corridor and Central Florida Parkway/CSX railroad spur
  • Replacing the roadway overpasses at Orange Avenue/CR 527 and Taft-Vineland Road

Project Map
Project fact sheet - English
Project fact sheet - Spanish

For additional project information, contact Christine Girardin at the public information office of Florida’s Turnpike by calling 1800-749-PIKE, or via e-mail at: Christine.Girardin@dot.state.fl.us.

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Wildwood Interchange Improvements at Turnpike & I-75(Milepost 309)
Click here for more information on the interchange improvement project.

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Future Projects

Broward County
Citrus County
Hillsborough/Pasco/Hernando
Lake County
Miami-Dade County
Seminole County
Systemwide and Regional Projects

Florida's Turnpike plans continuous improvements of the roadway, toll plazas and service plazas and is actively pursuing several exciting new projects designed to alleviate traffic congestion and add enjoyment to your travels, including:

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