Doing Business With FTE Florida's Turnpike

Doing Business with Florida's Turnpike Enterprise

There are many avenues available for companies and persons who would like to do business with Florida's Turnpike Enterprise. Opportunities range from advertising on a Turnpike tollbooth to finding out how to become an eligible bidder for state construction contracts. Please visit a link below to get more information on the area in which you are interested. Note that some of these links will take you to other State of Florida or independent concessionaire websites.

Permits Office

Fleet Management

Minority Business Enterprise

FDOT Links

Contractual Services

Toll Collector Employment

Information on participating in the Turnpike's Sponsor-A-Highway Logo Program

Information on advertising on a Turnpike system tollbooth

Permits Office

Welcome to the Florida's Turnpike Permits Office. It is our mission to facilitate and assist you in meeting your goals related to Turnpike Construction Agreements and Turnpike Permits.

You may contact us at:

The Florida's Turnpike Enterprise system of limited access roadways includes: Florida’s Turnpike, extending north from Homestead in Miami-Dade County to Wildwood in Sumter County; the Seminole Expressway and Southern Connector (Toll 417) in Seminole, Orange and Osceola counties; the western eight miles of the Martin Andersen Beachline Expressway West (Toll 528) from I-4 to McCoy Road in Orange County; the Polk Parkway (Toll 570) in Polk County; the Veterans Expressway and Suncoast Parkway in Hillsborough, Pasco and Hernando counties (Toll 589); the Sawgrass Expressway (Toll 869) in Broward County; the southern 11 miles of the Daniel Webster Western Beltway (Toll 429) in Orange and Osceola Counties, and the Turnpike Connector ramp to the East-West Expressway (SR 408) in Orange County.

If your project requires any work on the Florida's Turnpike Enterprise system of roads, or in some cases, adjacent to or near our right-of-way, you are required to obtain the appropriate Florida Department of Transportation permit from the Turnpike or enter into a Construction Agreement with the Turnpike, to be determined based on the particular type of work involved.

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Always contact us prior to any work near or on our right-of-way.

The Permits Office is not authorized to permit lane closures on certain dates during holiday periods. If your work requires lane closure then please arrange your work schedule in accordance with the Lane Closure Restriction Calendar

Given those restrictions, any work on Turnpike right-of-way requiring closure of a traffic lane or ramp also requires that you submit a Lane Closure Request Form separate from the permit application for the proposed work. The Lane Closure Request Form must be reviewed and approved a minimum of two weeks in advance of the anticipated lane closure.

Following is a partial list of activities requiring Construction Agreements or permits. Please note that most of these activities will be addressed by permit, but those under the heading, "Roadway, bridge or interchange work" most likely will be addressed with a Construction Agreement. In deciding that question, the key focus will be whether or not the proposed work results in permanent construction on the right-of-way. Please contact the Turnpike Permits Engineer if you need assistance in determining which form to use.

  • Utility work, with or without a direct connection to other utilities located on the Turnpike right-of-way. This includes, but is not limited to, power, phone, water and sewer, fiber optic or gas;
  • Drainage connections to - or land development near - the Turnpike right-of-way;
  • Clean-up of spills or other mitigation that may be required for any number of reasons including accidental discharge, leakage from a crash or intentional dumping on Turnpike right-of-way;
  • Oversize/overweight loads;
  • Roadway, bridge or interchange work;
  • Filming;
  • Vegetation Management at Outdoor Advertising Billboards;
  • Surveying **
  • Geotechnical investigations**

(**See Notification of Work below.)

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If you like, the Turnpike can review your plan before you submit a permit application to determine if there are any issues that may affect approval of the permit. If you would like to have a pre-application review, please contact Stephanie Shinabery. The Permits Office will arrange a review meeting with you.

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When you have finished your permitted or agreed upon work, you are required to notify us that the work has been completed and provide the Turnpike with a set of completed as-built plans and applicable directional bore logs. You must submit a Certification of Competed Work Form so that we may close out the permit. Failure to provide us with notification means the permit or the agreement remains open; this means any liability issues connected with this work may remain with the applicant or the Construction Coordinator. If an agency other than the Turnpike will maintain the completed work, such as traffic signals or roadway lighting, use the Certification of Completed Work Including Traffic Signal or Highway Lighting Form.

Rules, Guidelines and Requirements

Construction agreements are to be completed on Florida Department of Transportation Construction Agreement Form with addenda at the Department's discretion. The terms of the agreement shall be agreed upon by officials of the Turnpike and executives of the Construction Coordinator entity. An entity that wishes to initiate a project of permanent construction on the Turnpiike right-of-way should complete the Construction Agreement Form submit it to the Turnpike Permits Office.

Construction Agreement

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The Permits Office, in cooperation with the Turnpike Production Office, has developed a Notification of Work (NOW) form for use by engineers and contractors who are working under the supervision of the Production Office. The NOW form is a variation of a permit and its purpose is to inform Permits and Highway Maintenance personnel of the authorized presence of third party workers on the Turnpike right-of-way. The NOW form should be used where appropriate in lieu of other permit types.

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Most of the Permit forms ask for the roadway milepost. Accuracy is important. We further request that you provide the Global Positioning System (GPS) location of your work when possible.

When you apply, you must submit four signed, original applications for drainage and utility permits, and three signed originals for any other permits.

Notice to Tandem Truck Operators

Interstate 4/Turnpike Tandem Staging Lot Detour Maps

OMMC LogoOffice of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
This site can answer many questions about the weight and dimension limits placed on trucks and tractor-trailer combinations operating on the Turnpike and the enforcement of those limits.

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Fleet Management

Turnpike Fleet Manager
Andrea Bellamy-Thomas
Fleet Manager
(954)934-1243
Andrea.Bellamy@dot.state.fl.us

Bureau of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Field Offices

ORLANDO
Bureau of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
Florida’s Turnpike, Mile Marker 263, Bldg. 5318
PO Box 613069
Ocoee, FL 34761
(407) 532-2787

MIAMI
Bureau of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
1000 NW 111th Ave
Miami, FL 33172
(305) 718-6034

WEST PALM BEACH
Bureau of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
7900 Forest Hill Blvd. #167
West Palm Beach, FL 33413
(561) 357-4230

TAMPA
Bureau of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
Route 902
1313 N. Tampa St.
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 558-1776

Or click here for a complete listing of Bureau of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement offices.

Floridatruckinginfo.com

This is a Government website sponsored by the Florida Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN) Agencies and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

The purpose of this website is to enhance the support services Florida provides to its Commercial Vehicle Operations (CVO) customers.

Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise is committed to contributing to the growth and development of Minority, Veteran and Woman owned small businesses by identifying and including them in our procurement process. The MBE Office has the unique responsibility of assisting Florida’s diverse business community with actively participating and having access to Florida's Turnpike Enterprise contracting and procurement opportunities. These opportunities range from construction & professional services contracts to commodities and contractual services. The MBE office can be reached by e-mail at TPKMBEOffice@dot.state.fl.us.

  • Orientation on how to do business with Florida's Turnpike Enterprise
  • Assist with MBE application process
  • Assist with MFMP vendor registration
  • Email notifications to Certified Business Enterprises (MBE, VBE, WBE) of upcoming Turnpike opportunities
  • Connect qualified small businesses with FTE contractors

May 18, 2018

8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Moffit Supplier Diversity Day Vendor Fair
Tampa
Free
Registration – https://2018supplierdiversityfair.eventbrite.com


July 31, 2018

12:30 pm to 5:00 pm
OSD Supplier Diversity Exchange – Orlando
Live Oak Center -University of Central Florida
Free
Orlando Registration


August 14, 2018

8:00 am to 5:00 pm
2018 Federal Contracting Conference
Cocoa
Free
For more information contact:
David Jackson
321-632-1776
David.Jackson@mail.house.gov


August 23, 2018

8:30 am to 3:30 pm
OSD Supplier Diversity Exchange – Coconut Creek
Omni Auditorium – Broward College North Campus
Free
Broward Registration

  • Register to do business with the State of Florida at MyFloridaMarketplace
  • Seek certification if eligible
  • Get prequalified if necessary
  • Pursue BDI contracts
  • Attend Florida's Turnpike Enterprise consultant meetings
  • Attend Pre-Bid meetings even if not mandatory
  • Review Consultant Acquisition Plans
  • Review 90 Day Spending Plan
  • Meet with procurement staff
  • Prepare a capability statement
  • Review New Bidders Orientation presentation
  • Review Doing Business with FDOT powerpoints
  • Review Lettings
  • Register to bid on Bid Express
  • Develop strong relationships
  • Attend networking events
  • Subscribe to receive Bid Solicitation Notices
  1. How can my business become a certified business enterprise?

  2. In order to become certified by the Florida Office of Supplier Diversity (OSD) as a woman-, veteran-, or minority-owned business enterprise, a business must meet the eligibility criteria set forth in Rule 60A-9, Florida Administrative Code. Further, the vendor must register in MyFloridaMarketPlace as a vendor, identify itself as a woman-, veteran- or minority-owned business and submit supporting documentation to OSD for review.

  3. How do I register as a vendor with the State of Florida?

  4. The Vendor Information Portal (VIP) of the MyFloridaMarketPlace website provides new vendor registration directly on the home page. The system will ask if you seek state business enterprise certification. You may select any of the business enterprise options: woman-, veteran-, or minority-owned. After completing the registration in VIP, review the required documentation and submit to the Office of Supplier Diversity. Please review the Certification Required Documents before you submit your documents.

    The MyFloridaMarketPlace Vendors section of this website provides information and resources to current and prospective vendor customers.

  5. If I have registered online as a vendor with the State of Florida, am I automatically certified?

  6. Registration in MyFloridaMarketPlace is just the first step in seeking certification. When registering online with MyFloridaMarketPlace you have an option to select any of the designations of woman-, veteran- or minority-owned business. In order to become certified, you must submit the supporting documentation to the Office of Supplier Diversity for further review to determine eligibility.

  7. Must a business be certified to do business with the State?

  8. No, any business may register with MyFloridaMarketPlace to do business with the State. However, if the vendor wishes to participate in the procurement process as a certified business enterprise, it must go through the Office of Supplier Diversity to obtain the certification.

  9. Are state agencies required to do business with certified vendors?

  10. State agencies are strongly encouraged to seek viable and growth-oriented woman-, veteran- and minority-owned businesses to participate in procurement opportunities in an effort to diversify their spending.

  11. What procurement-related state activities should I be aware of as a certified business enterprise owner?

  12. There are a variety of conferences and workshops that occur throughout the year. State certified woman-, veteran- and minority-owned businesses receive first-tier information on events hosted by the Office of Supplier Diversity through our "OSD Events" emails. To get the most updated information on events hosted by the Office of Supplier Diversity, as well as other agencies and organizations, visit the OSD Events section of this website.

    In addition to the State of Florida's Vendor Bid System, the Office of Supplier Diversity shares bid announcements from cities, counties, universities, colleges and more. Visit OSD's Vendor Resource Announcement page to see what current bid opportunities are posted. Listings are updated frequently — so bookmark the page and visit often.

  13. If I am certified by Florida Department of Transportation as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), am I also certified by OSD to do business as a certified business enterprise with other state agencies?

  14. No, the two certifications are separate and distinct. The Office of Supplier Diversity certifies woman-, veteran- and minority-owned business enterprises on behalf of all state agencies. The DBE certification must come from the Florida Department of Transportation for minority and women businesses who seek to take advantage of Federal government contracts administered by the State of Florida. The Office of Supplier Diversity and FDOT have a working agreement to make the acquisition of both certifications as seamless as possible when vendors meet the qualifications for both.

  15. May I use the Office of Supplier Diversity's logo on my website or publications to signify my certification?

  16. The Office of Supplier Diversity's logo is the property of the Department of Management Services and cannot be used to promote any entity. You may use your issued certificate to show your certification.

  17. What is a Letting?

  18. A Letting is an FDOT notice that is posted monthly and incorporates proposals released for that month. A letting may also include proposals that have been cancelled or moved to or from another letting date.

  19. How do I submit a bid?

  20. Bids must be submitted through “Bid Express”.

  21. What is “Bid Express”?

  22. The Bid Express service is an online information service for bidding provided by Info Tech, Inc. The Bid Express service is available on the Internet at www.bidx.com. It is a two-way service, publishing bid-related information from agencies to the bidding community, and allowing online, secure bid submission from the bidding community to the agency. The Bid Express service also enables electronic bid bond verification, provides automatic email notification of projects, and, where available, provides online access to plan sheets and to bid tab data.

  23. Is there a fee for using Bid Express?

  24. Yes, the fee for basic service is $40.00 per month plus $20.00 per month for internet bidding.

  25. Do I need a Digital ID to use Bid Express?

  26. Yes, you will need to contact Bid Express to obtain a Digital ID. There is a one-time charge of $100.00 for a Digital ID.

  27. What is “BDI”?

  28. The Business Development Initiative (BDI) is designed to support the Department's efforts to increase competition, lower prices, and increase support to meet its contracting needs over the next 10 years. The Initiative is designed to provide more opportunities and support for small businesses to move from sub contracting and sub consulting to prime contracting and consulting roles.

  29. What is “Prequalification”?

  30. Contractor Prequalification – Florida Law (Chapter 337.14 F.S.) and Rules of the State of Florida, Department of Transportation, (Chapter 14-22, F.A.C.) require contractors to be prequalified with the Department in order to bid for the performance of road, bridge, or public transportation construction contracts greater than $250,000.00. Prequalification is accomplished by using an annual application process. Applicants should read Chapter 337.14 F.S. and Rule 14-22 F.A.C. to review for compliance prior to completing the application.

    Professional Services Prequalification – All consultants competing for contracts in the standard types of work must qualify with the Department in the applicable work types. Qualification is not required for professional services contracts outside of the standard work types. Sub-consultants performing services in any of the standard types of work must also be qualified with the Department. Standard Work Types are stipulated in 14-75 F.A.C.

    There are two levels of Qualification for Professional Services

    Unlimited - This level of qualification allows consultants to compete for any projects for which they are technically qualified with the Department. Continued qualification at this level requires annual submittal of a qualification application along with proof of insurance, an overhead audit prepared by an independent CPA, a signed Contractor Cost Certification

    Minor Projects Only - This level of qualification allows consultant s to compete for minor projects with fees estimated below $500,000. Contract advertisements identify whether a contract is a minor project or a major project. Continued qualification at the minor project level requires annual submittal of a qualification form along with proof of insurance. A self-certified overhead report and statement describing the firm's accounting system is ultimately required for contracting with the Department.

  31. How do I become prequalified?

  32. Contractor and professional services prequalification are performed through an application process, visit the perspective links in the “Helpful Links” portion of this web page for additional information on each prequalification process.

Jeanette Schutz
MBE Manager
Jeanette.Schutz@dot.state.fl.us
407-264-3132

Tony Espinosa
MBE Program Analyst
Tony.Espinosa@dot.state.fl.us
407-264-3109

Turnpike Work Program

Adopted (Current) Five-Year Work Program
(FY 2017/18 - 2021/22)

The Five-Year Work Program is developed from a combination of Turnpike toll and concession revenues and from bond proceeds obtained by leveraging those revenues.

The Adopted Five-Year Work Program is a financially feasible document containing all the Turnpike capital improvement projects that are funded for a five-year time period by phase, funding type, and year. The Five-Year Work Program is updated annually on July 1st.

The Turnpike's Work Program Development Process comprises an 18 month schedule.


Tentative (Future) Five-Year Work Program
(FY 2018/19 - 2022/23)

In the fall of each year, the Turnpike develops a Tentative Five-Year Work Program that is presented to the local governments at public hearings conducted by Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) or, in rural areas, by County Commissions. The Tentative Five-Year Work Program must be adopted by the State Secretary of the Department of Transportation by July 1 of each year. Spending authority is appropriated by the Florida Legislature on an annual basis. The Tentative Five-Year Work Program summary of Turnpike projects by District will be listed here in the fall.


Work Program Construction Projects

Interactive Map

View an interactive map of anticipated work program projects, funded for construction, to be approved July 1st. Click here to view the map.


Annual Work Program Update Process

Update Process

Following is a summary of the Florida's Turnpike Enterprise Tentative Five-Year Work Program - Fiscal Years 2018/19 through 2022/23. The summaries are listed by Department of Transportation District. Click on a link to open a printer-friendly version of the file.

For questions or to receive more information about the Turnpike's Work Program, contact Carol Scott at 407-264-3023 or by email at Carol.Scott@dot.state.fl.us.

Turnpike Tentative Work Program Summary
Turnpike Tentative Work Program, FDOT District 1, Fiscal 2019-2023
Turnpike Tentative Work Program, FDOT District 2, Fiscal 2019-2023
Turnpike Tentative Work Program, FDOT District 4, Fiscal 2019-2023
Turnpike Tentative Work Program, FDOT District 5, Fiscal 2019-2023
Turnpike Tentative Work Program, FDOT District 6, Fiscal 2019-2023
Turnpike Tentative Work Program, FDOT District 7, Fiscal 2019-2023

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Adopted Work Program Project Summaries


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Marketing Sessions

Turnpike hosts Consultant Marketing Sessions on the second Monday of each month. These sessions are intended for Consultants to come in and market their firms, introduce staff, share expertise, etc., to our FTE staff. The afternoon of the following dates have been reserved for Consultant Marketing Sessions:

1/8/18, 2/12/18, 3/12/18, 4/9/18, 5/14/18, 6/11/18, 7/9/18, 8/13/18, 9/10/18, 10/15/18, 11/5/18, and 12/10/18

We encourage firms interested in scheduling a Marketing session, to contact:

Beth A. Morse

Administrative Assistant
Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise
Beth.Morse@dot.state.fl.us
407-264-3204

Also, feel free to check out FTE’s FY 19 Virtual Consultant Acquisition Plan (CAP) Industry Forum scheduled for November 30th, 2017 on our Marketing website.


Meeting Opportunities

Please see FTE's Meeting Opportunities handout for a more detailed meeting list and descriptions.

Environmental Management Office (EMO)

Mission Statement for EMO

Whenever the Turnpike Enterprise begins a project - anything from adding a tollbooth or interchange, to constructing an entirely new road - the combined forces of the Environmental Management Office (EMO) are put in action. So, who are these people and what exactly does this department do? Basically, they manage the environment surrounding the project. While that sounds simple enough, what it really means is the team has to determine - and ensure compliance with-hundreds of local, state and federal rules, regulations and permit requirements in order to study, plan, permit and build projects. Some folks think that as a state agency, the Turnpike Enterprise is exempt from all of those regulations, but the truth is that the Department of Transportation Turnpike Enterprise has to comply with all of those laws, and as a result, it takes a lot of professionals. The EMO staff is made up of biologists, chemists, civil engineers, roadway engineers, water resource engineers, hydrologists, air quality analysts, geologists, ecologists, noise experts, hazardous material specialists, archaeologists, cultural anthropologists, statisticians, economists, sociologists, foresters, and public involvement professionals. While the EMO staff is busy surveying streams that may run near a project, or studying how increased traffic may add to the existing noise, what they are really doing is determining how a Turnpike Enterprise project may affect the lives of nearby residents, businesses, institutions, as well as, the natural and physical environment. It has been said that toll attendants may be the motoring public's first contact with the Turnpike Enterprise. On the other side of the coin, homeowners may have their first contact with a member of the EMO staff at a public workshop where the Turnpike Enterprise is premiering plans for a new interchange. EMO is also responsible for establishing the respect and credibility with the public that allows the Turnpike Enterprise to proceed from planning through completion of construction.

So, who are the EMO personnel? They are the public face of the Turnpike Enterprise. Hundreds of millions of dollars in construction ventures depend on how effective they are in implementing the public involvement program, balancing project needs and affects on the human and nature environments, and complying with the laws and regulations, and following process.

What is a Project Development and Environment(PD&E) Study PD&E Brochure

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Awards & Recognition

Suncoast Trail Brochure

Suncoast Trail Map
Contact Information
  • Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation & Conservation Department
    Tina Russo, Trail Manager
    9201 W. Waters Avenue
    Tampa, FL 33635
    813-801-6732
  • Pasco County Parks and Recreation Department
    16739 Crews Lake Drive
    Spring hill, FL 34610
    727-834-3278
  • Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department
    Pat Fagan, Director
    352-754-4027
  • Florida's Turnpike Enterprise
    Christa Deason
    P.O. Box 613069
    Ocoee, FL 34761
    407-264-3492 or 1-800-749-PIKE

Suncoast Scenic Parkway

The Suncoast Scenic Parkway is part of Florida's Scenic Highway Program, administered by FDOT Environmental Mangement Office. For more information about Florida's Scenic Highway Program, contact:

FDOT Environmental Management Office
605 Suwanee Street, MS 37
Tallahassee, FL 32399
850-414-4447 or visit the website: www.dot.state.fl.us/emo

The 42-mile Suncoast Parkway, part of Florida's Turnpike System, recently added another major designation to its growing list of accolades and awards. The Suncoast Scenic Parkway: Gateway to the Nature Coast has now become the 14th roadway and the first toll road designated as a Florida Scenic Highway. On November 3, 2006 the Corridor Advocacy Group, members of the business community, elected officials, transportation advocates and citizens celebrated the culmination of a process that began in September 2002.

Anderson Snow Sports Complex in Hernando County, adjacent to the Suncoast Parkway, was the host site for activities that included a picnic BBQ lunch, the dedication ceremony, an afternoon family bicycle ride and a 25- mile bicycle ride on the Suncoast Trail that evening.

Click Here to view the "Photos"

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DESIGNATION APPLICATION TIMELINE

September 2002
CAG Kick-off meeting

March 2003
CAG submitted the Letter of Intent(LOI)

June 2003
FDOT approval to proceed with application's Eligibility Phase

November 2004
CAG submitted Eligibility Application

January 2005
Scenic Highway Advisory Group(SHAC) reviewed the Eligibility Application

May 2005
FDOT approval to proceed with application's Designation Phase

January 2006
CAG submitted Designation Application

July 2006
SHAC reviewed the Designation Application

August 2006
CAG received FDOT notice of Official Designation

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Hernando County
  1. World Woods Golf Club located on Hwy 98 at the northern end of the Suncoast Parkway in Hernando County. These public courses designed by Tom Fazio are among 16 golf courses nationwide to receive Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play” Five-Star Rating and both Pine Barrens and Rolling Oaks are rated among the top 100 golf courses in the United States by several national golf publications. Accommodations available nearby in Brooksville and Spring Hill www.worldwoods.com
  2. Anderson Snow Park is adjacent to the Suncoast Parkway and links to the Suncoast Trail. Anderson Snow Park is a 50 acre park located on Anderson Snow Road and has become a major sports complex. Additional information call 352-754-4027 or visit http://www.co.hernando.fl.us/parks_rec/
  3. Trailheads – US 98 & SR 50 – Gateways to the Suncoast Trail
  4. The Historic town of Brooksville founded in 1856 is located approximately 5 miles east of the parkway offering a museum, art galleries, quaint restaurants, antique shops as well as specialty shops which include Roger’s Christmas Village, nestled in the rolling hills of Hernando County. Driving and walking tours available. 800-601-4580 or www.travelbrooksville.com
  5. Wildlife viewing and outdoor adventures await you within a few miles from the northern exit of the parkway and include Janet Butterfield Brooks Nature Preserve, Withlacoochee State Forest, Chinsegut Nature Center, Annutteliga Hammock, Fickett Hammock Preserve and the 46 mile Withlacoochee State Trail. Additional information on these and other wildlife areas call 800-601-4580 or visit www.adventurehernando.com
  6. Numerous festivals and events taking place throughout the year with easy access from the parkway include: Brooksville Raid Festival, a civil war reenactment which takes place annually in January; the Swamp Festival at Hernando Beach Park; PRCA Rodeo and a week long celebration of the founding of Brooksville. Call 800-601-4580 or visit www.go2hernando.com to find out about other festivals and events.
  7. Weeki Wachee Springs/Buccaneer Bay is located on SR 50, approximately 5 miles west of the Suncoast Parkway, exit 46. This attraction showcases mermaids performing in an underwater theater, get back to nature and meet wildlife on the Wilderness River Cruise and take a refreshing dip in the cool, crystal clear water of Weeki Wachee’s Buccaneer, Florida’s only natural spring water park. www.weekiwachee.com
  8. Veterans Memorial Park/Skate Board Park is located within a few miles from exit 37 of the parkway. This 21 acre park features a ½ mile walking trail , softball and soccer fields, picnic pavillins and a skate board park. For additional information call 352-754-4027 or visit http://www.co.hernando.fl.us/parks_rec/
Pasco County
  1. Crew Lakes Wilderness Park, located just west of the parkway between SR 52 and County Line Road/CR 578. Crews Lake offers a variety of nature-based activities, including a bike and walking path, a sinkhole nature area, botanical gardens, observation tower, and a 2.5-mile-long interpretive nature trail. This 113-acre regional wilderness park is open from dawn to dusk and offers a variety of water-based activities, including canoe access, a boat ramp and fishing pier.
  2. J.B. Starkey Wilderness Park is located just a few miles from the parkway, approximately four miles north of SR 54. The Suncoast Trail is linked to the park via a 2.5-mile, 12-foot-wide trail. This 8,000-acre regional wilderness park offers visitors primitive camping opportunities, both tent and cabin; nature and interpretive trails; bike trails; equestrian trails and numerous picnic and playground areas.
  3. Just off the parkway are numerous festivals and events taking place throughout the year. Whether its celebrating flapjacks (a.k.a. pancakes) at the Flapjack Festival in Land O’ Lakes or Native American heritage at Chasco Fiesta in New Port Richey, we’ve got a festival or event to suit your fancy.
  4. Florida Estates Winery is located on SR 52, approximately four miles east of the parkway. Creating wines for “the Florida Style,” the winery invites you to visit the tasting room, browse through the wine selection, or just relax and enjoy their winery setting under a large shady canopy of oak trees on their 3,600 acre working plantation. (813-996-2113 or www.floridaestateswines.com)
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Steve Diez, Corridor Advocacy Group Chairman
Hernando County Transportation Planning MPO
20 North Main Street
Brooksville, FL 34601
352-754-4057

The Honorable Kathryn Starkey, Corridor Advocacy Group Vice Chairman
Pasco County School Board

Photos are under construction.

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Florida's Turnpike Enterprise
Scenic Highway Coordinator/Joanne Hurley
P.O. Box 1409
Land O'Lakes, FL 34639
813-558-1117, ext.2 or 1-800-749-PIKE

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Turnpike Traffic Noise Video - (large file size - 146 MB), 12.5 minutes

FDOT- Understanding Highway Traffic Noise Policy & Procedure - (large file size - 341 MB), 4.5 minutes

Note: Please download the file first and then play

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