Traveler Information Florida's Turnpike

Traveler Information

Florida's Turnpike strives to maintain a strong level of communication with its customers in order to make their experience with us more useful and efficient. To achieve this goal Florida's Turnpike incorporates many devices and services to help keep customers informed about our roadways and traffic. Please visit the links to the left to find out more.

Real Time Traffic Updates

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Interchanges (Exits) and Milage

Key:
= Service Plaza
= Toll Plaza (Mainline)
sp icon = SunPass Service Center
= Florida Highway Patrol Station

Florida's Turnpike Mainline

Exit / Milepost No. (Exit numbers are based on the mileage, or Milepost number.)

309
Interstate 75 North
304
US 301 (Wildwood)
299
Okahumpka Service Plaza
296
CR 470
289
Leesburg North (U.S. 27) (Southbound Exit/Northbound Entrance)
288
Leesburg Toll Plaza (Not an exit)
285
Leesburg South (U.S. 27)(Northbound Exit/Southbound Entrance)
272
Winter Garden/Clermont (SR 50)
267B
Ocoee/Winter Garden (SR 50)
267A
Western Expressway (Toll 429)
265
Holland East-West Expressway/Toll 408
263
Turkey Lake Service Plaza (E-85 Fuel Sold Here)
259
Orlando (I-4)
255
Consulate Drive (SunPass-Only) (Southbound Exit Only)
254
Orlando South (U.S. 441, Beachline Expressway/Toll 528)
251
Central Florida GreeneWay (SR 417) (Northbound Exit/Southbound Entrance Only)(Toll Road)
249
Osceola Parkway/Dart Boulevard (Toll Road)
244
Kissimmee-St. Cloud (US 192 & US 441)(No Northbound Exit)
242
Kissimmee-St. Cloud (US 192 & US 441)(Northbound Exit Only)
240
Kissimmee Park Road (Northbound Entrance/SouthBound Exit Only)(SunPass-Only)
236
Three Lakes Toll Plaza (Not an exit)
229
Canoe Creek Service Plaza
193
Yeehaw Junction (SR 60)
184
Fort Drum Service Plaza
152
Fort Pierce (SR 70)
144
Port St. Lucie Service Plaza/Fort Pierce (E-85 Fuel Sold Here)
142
Port St. Lucie (Port St. Lucie Boulevard)
138
Becker Road (SunPass-Only)
133
Stuart (Martin Downs Boulevard)
116
Jupiter (Indian Town Road)
109
Palm Beach Gardens (PGA Boulevard)
107
Beeline Highway (SR 710) (SunPass-Only)
99
West Palm Beach (Okeechobee Boulevard)
98
Jog Road (SunPass-Only)(Southbound Entrance/Northbound Exit Only)
97
Southern Blvd. (SR 80)
94
West Palm Beach Service Plaza
93
Lake Worth (Lake Worth Road)
88
Lantana Toll Plaza (Ticket System) (Not an exit)
86
Boynton Beach Boulevard
81
Delray Beach (Atlantic Avenue)
75
Boca Raton (Glades Road) sp icon SunPass Service Center
71
Sawgrass Expressway/Toll 869 (Westbound/Southbound Entrance)
69
Sample Road
67
Coconut Creek Parkway/Martin Luther King Boulevard
66
Atlantic Boulevard (Southbound Entrance/Northbound Exit Only)
65
Pompano Beach Service Plaza (E-85 Fuel Sold Here)
63
Cypress Creek Toll Plaza (Not an exit)
62
Ft. Lauderdale North (Commercial Boulevard)
58
Ft. Lauderdale South (Sunrise Boulevard) 
54
Ft. Lauderdale South (I-595/SR 84)
53
Griffin Road
49
Hollywood Boulevard

"SPUR"
4x
Access to/from Homestead Extension (no eastbound exit)
County Line Road (Northbound Entrance Only)
2x
NW 199th Street/Dolphin Player Stadium
0x
Golden Glades Toll Plaza (I-95, SR 826, U.S. 441/SR 7)(Not an exit)

Homestead Extension of the Florida Turnpike All-Electronic, No Cash Tolls
47
N.W. 27th Avenue (exit)
46.5
Miramar Toll Gantry (Not an exit)
46
N.W. 27th Avenue/University Drive(Northbound exit/Southbound entrance)
43
N.W. 57th Avenue/Red Road
39
Interstate 75 (Northbound Exit/Southbound Entrance Only)
35
Okeechobee Road (U.S. 27)
34
N.W. 106th Street

32

Okeechobee Toll Gantry (Not an exit)
31
N.W. 74th Street
29
N.W. 41st Street
27
NW 12th Street
26
Dolphin Expressway (SR 836)
25A
Westbound Tamiami Trail/U.S. 41/S.W. 8th Street
25
Eastbound Tamiami Trail/U.S. 41/S.W. 8th Street
23
S.W. 40th Street
22.75
Bird Road Toll Gantry (Not an exit)
22.5
Bird Road Toll Gantry (Not an exit)
20
North Kendall Drive (S.W. 88th Street)
19
Snapper Creek Service Plaza sp icon SunPass Service Center
19
S.W. 120th Street
18
South Dade Expressway/Don Shula Expressway (SR 874)
16
Coral Reef Drive (S.W. 152nd Street)
13
Quail Roost Drive-Eureka Drive
12
Caribbean Boulevard to U.S. 1
11
Cutler Ridge Boulevard (S.W. 211th Street)
10
Homestead Toll Gantry (Not an exit)
9
Allapattah Road (S.W. 112th Avenue)
6
Tallahassee Road (S.W. 137th Avenue/Speedway Boulevard)
5
Biscayne Drive (S.W. 288th Street)
2
Campbell Drive (S.W. 312th Street)/Homestead/Florida City
0

South Dixie Highway (U.S. 1) To Florida Keys


SR 589-Veterans Expressway/Suncoast Parkway

Exit / Milepost No. (Exit numbers are based on the mileage, or Milepost number.)

55
US 98
53
Oak Hammock Toll Plaza
46
State Road 50 (Cortez Boulevard)
41
Spring Hill Drive
37
CR 578 (County Line Road)
31
Spring Hill Toll Plaza
27
State Road 52
21
Anclote Toll Plaza
19
State Road 54
16
Lutz-Lake Fern Road
14

Van Dyke Road Road

All-Electronic, No Cash Tolls

13
Dale Mabry Highway Spur (SR 568)
12
Hutchison Road
11
Sugarwood Toll Plaza
10
Ehrlich Road
9
Gunn Highway
8
Wilsky Boulevard (partial interchange, to- and from the north only)
7
Linebaugh Avenue (partial interchange, to- and from the south only)
6B
Anderson Road (Currently closed for construction) (partial interchange, to- and from the north only)
6
Anderson Toll Plaza
6A
Waters Avenue
4
Hillsborough Avenue
3
Memorial Boulevard
2B
Independence Parkway
2A
SR 60 West (To Clearwater)

SR 869-Sawgrass Expressway
All-Electronic, No Cash Tolls

Exit / Milepost No. (Exit numbers are based on the mileage, or Milepost number.)

21
10th Street to/from Interstate 95
21A
Florida's Turnpike South
21B
Florida's Turnpike North
20
Deerfield Toll Gantry (Not an exit)
19
Lyons Road
18A/B US 441 (State Road 7) 
15
University Drive
14
Coral Ridge Drive
11
Sample Road
8
Atlantic Boulevard
5

Commercial Boulevard

1B
Pat Salerno Drive (To/From South Only--Access to/from BB&T Center/Florida Panther's Arena)
1B
Sunrise Toll Gantry
1A
Sunrise Boulevard (Sawgrass Mills Mall)
0
Interstate 75/Interstate 595

SR 417-Seminole Expressway

Exit / Milepost No. (Exit numbers are based on the mileage, or Milepost number.)

55C
Heathrow
55A&&B
Interstate 4
54
Rinehart Road
52
CR 46A
50
US 17/92
49
CR 427/Lake Mary Boulevard
47
Lake Jesup Toll Plaza
44
SR 434
41
Red Bug Lake Road
38

SR 426/Aloma Avenue


SR 417-Southern Connector Extension of the Central Florida GreeneWay

Exit / Milepost No. (Exit numbers are based on the mileage, or Milepost number.)

6
International Drive (Tourist Corridor Shopping, Dining and Hotels)
3
Toll Road  522/The Osceola Parkway
2
Celebration Avenue
1
Celebration Toll Plaza
0
Interstate 4

SR 429-Senator Daniel Webster Western Beltway

Exit / Milepost No. (Exit numbers are based on the mileage, or Milepost number.)

11
Seidel Road
8
Western Way/Hartzog Road (Disney World/Animal Kingdom/EPCOT)
7
Western Beltway Main Toll Plaza
6
US 192
1A
Sinclair Road
0
Interstate 4

SR 528-Beachline West Expressway

Exit / Milepost No. (Exit numbers are based on the mileage, or Milepost number.)

8
McCoy Road/Jetport Drive
6
Beachline West Toll Plaza
4
Florida's Turnpike/US 17-91/US 441 (Orange Blossom Trail)
3A&B
John Young Parkway
2
Orangewood Boulevard/Universal Boulevard
1
International Drive (Tourist Shopping and Dining Corridor)
0
Interstate 4

SR 570-Polk Parkway

Exit / Milepost No. (Exit numbers are based on the mileage, or Milepost number.)

24
Interstate 4
23
Pace Road/Florida Polytechnic University  No Cash Tolls at this Exit
21
East Toll Plaza
18
CR 546/Old Dixie Highway
17
US 92
14
SR 540/Winter Lake Road
13
Central Toll Plaza
10
US 98
9
Lakeland Highlands Road
8
West Toll Plaza
7
US 37/South Florida Avenue
5
Harden Boulevard
4
Waring Road
3
Airport Road/Lakeland Linder Regional Airport
2
CR 542/Old Tampa Highway
0

Interstate 4

Service Plazas

Dunkin Donuts

There are eight service plazas on the Turnpike mainline, located approximately every 45 miles, which provide nighttime, armed security. Due to limited parking spaces, overnight parking is prohibited and vehicles may be towed at the owner's expense.

The service plazas on Florida's Turnpike are open 24-hours a day and typically offer a variety of fast food dining options, gift shops, ATMs, Florida Lottery, public telephones, 24-hour news broadcasts, travel information, picnic areas, dog walks, and other amenities. Both men's and women's restrooms have changing tables and each plaza also has a family-style restroom.

Wireless Internet (WiFi) is currently available at the following service plazas: Okahumpka, Turkey Lake, Canoe Creek, Fort Drum, Port St. Lucie/Fort Pierce, West Palm Beach and Pompano Beach.

At all Turnpike Service Plazas, convenience stores with fuel are open 24 hours per day. In addition to regular gasoline grades and diesel, the following stations offer E85 ethanol for flex-fuel approved vehicles: Turkey Lake (Milepost 263), Ft. Drum (Milepost 184), Canoe Creek (Milepost 229), Port St. Lucie/Fort Pierce (Milepost 144), West Palm Beach (Milepost 94), Pompano Beach (Milepost 65) and Snapper Creek (Milepost 19).

Tesla recently installed electric vehicle charging stations at the Turkey Lake and Fort Drum Service Plazas on Florida's Turnpike. The service, operated at Tesla's own cost and expense, may be expanded in 2015.

You may contact the service plazas at the numbers below, call 1-866-820-1178 and leave a voicemail, or send an email to guestservice@areasmail.com.

Service Plazas

Tolls

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The toll rate schedules listed for each region of the state have been updated to reflect the recent Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) toll rate adjustment on all State of Florida toll roads and bridges, including Florida’s Turnpike facilities. Florida Statutes (s. 338.165 F.S.) mandate that FDOT index toll rates on existing toll facilities to the annual Consumer Price Index or similar inflationary indicators “no more frequently than once a year and no less frequently than once every five years”.  This statute was enacted in 2007 and required the indexing of toll rates by June 30, 2012.  A year-long public outreach process which concluded in October 2011 with a statewide Public Hearing amended the administrative rule (Rule 14-15.0081) that specifies toll rates.

Indexing Process
Administrative rule (Rule 14-15.0081) specifies that toll rate schedules for toll facilities are subject to toll rate adjustments based on the annual Consumer Price Index (CPI).  For the purposes of this rule, the index used is the CPI published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor, which uses 1982-1984 as the base, and is the Annual Average for all expenditure items for all urban consumers, U.S. city average. To learn more about the CPI, please visit the following page: http://www.bls.gov/cpi/.

On June 24, 2012 (the first year of indexing), cash toll rates for two-axle (standard passenger vehicle) on all FDOT owned facilities were increased by 11.7% to reflect the change in CPI over the previous five year period, and adjusted to the next quarter for collection efficiency. TOLL-BY-PLATE toll rates, where offered, were increased to equal the cash rates, while the SunPass toll rates were adjusted to be $0.25 less than cash toll rates.

As provided in the Florida Statute 338.165, on July 1, 2015, the current SunPass and TOLL-BY-PLATE toll rates were indexed by 1.6% at all tolling locations. The cash rates stayed the same. The SunPass rate will continue to be the lowest rate.

When approaching toll plazas along Florida's Turnpike,toll lanes be alert for some congestion and be prepared to stop. Consider the following tips to ensure smooth travels along Florida's Turnpike:

  • Never get out of your vehicle at any toll plaza.
  • If you are in a SunPass-Only lane never stop. Vehicles behind you are not expecting a vehicle to stop in an automated lane.
  • Blue highway signs, located about a quarter of a mile in advance of the plaza, list toll prices for two-axle (passenger) vehicles. Overhead signs above the lane show the amount and the fee also is posted electronically at the gate.
  • At exact change lanes, wait for the green light; if the light says red, check the coin return on the collection basket. Damaged and foreign coins will be returned. As long as you have deposited the correct number of coins, even if the light stays red, continue through the lane. Customers are never expected to pay more than the posted amount. You will not receive a violation in the mail.
  • Toll plazas along the Mainline feature at least one lane staffed by an attendant 24 hours per day. If you require change, receipts or even directions, look for an overhead green sign. If you have exact change, proceed toward the lanes featuring overhead blue signs.
  • Most toll plazas on Florida's Turnpike contain special lanes marked SunPass-Only. These lanes are reserved for vehicles equipped with SunPass, the state of Florida's method of electronic toll collection. SunPass-Only lanes are identified by white and yellow signs in advance of, and eventually over the SunPass-Only lanes. A motorist who enters a SunPass Only lane, without a SunPass, may be subject to a toll violation warning or a uniform traffic citation.
    • If you feel you have passed through a SunPass-Only lane by mistake, contact the SunPass operations center directly at 888-865-5352.
    • If you are interested in becoming a SunPass customer please call 888-865-5352 or go to www.sunpass.com
  • Not all exit and entrance ramp toll plazas are staffed, so motorists should be prepared to have exact change at these interchanges, especially after 7 p.m. or on weekends. Toll collection baskets do not make change and drivers should not attempt to insert paper currency in the machinery. Quarters are preferred, but coin baskets accept any combination of nickels, dimes and quarters. You may purchase a roll of quarters from an attendant at any toll plaza along the Mainline. The collection baskets do not accept credit or debit cards and inserting them in the machine may result in the loss of or damage to the card.
  • While the northern and southern sections of Florida's Turnpike employ the coin system of toll collection, the rural area in between uses the ticket system. Motorists traveling between Three Lakes in Osceola County and Lantana in Palm Beach County will receive an electronically-created toll card showing their point of origin and time they traveled through the lane. This card is not a SunPass and you shouldn't use it to travel through SunPass-only lanes, as you'll receive a violation notice. SunPass customers may proceed through the cash/ticket lanes if marked with a SunPass logo, but must stop and wait for the gate to raise.
  • All Turnpike tolls are collected electronically between the U.S. 1 (Exit 1) and County Line Road (Exit 47) interchanges in Miami-Dade County, on the Sawgrass Expressway in Broward County, on a portion of the Veterans Expressway in Hillsborough County, and on the I-4 Connector in Tampa, and cash tolls are not accepted. Motorists will use either SunPass or TOLL‑BY‑PLATE, and everyone will enjoy the benefit of paying their toll without having to stop.

SunPass is Florida’s prepaid electronic toll program. For customers without SunPass, the alternative is TOLL-BY-PLATE, a collection system that takes a photo of a vehicle’s license plate as it travels under tolling equipment installed overhead and mails a bill for the tolls incurred over a 30-day period, plus a $2.50 administrative charge, to the registered owner of the vehicle. For additional information about all-electronic tolling in Miami-Dade County, click here.

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NEW TOLL RATES EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2015

Toll Calculator

Florida's Turnpike is a 483-mile system of user-financed toll roads (see system description and maps) that are constructed, operated and maintained through toll revenues collected from our customers. The toll rates are established on a per-mile and per-axle basis. Every vehicle pays a toll that is generally based on the distance of the trip and the number of axles on the vehicle. Customers have a choice of how to pay their tolls using either cash, SunPass or TOLL-BY-PLATE. These three types of payment options are described below:


SPass Logo

SunPass is the State’s prepaid electronic toll program.  SunPass customers have transponders which can be used on all toll roads and most toll bridges in the state.  SunPass is the preferred method to pay tolls and has the lowest toll rate.  Please refer to the “SunPass” toll rate.

Cash Logo

Customers can pay their toll with cash (U.S. Currency) on most Turnpike facilities.  Some locations have unstaffed plazas so we recommend having change available on your trip.  Please refer to “Cash” toll rates when determining your toll rate.

TOLL-BY-PLATE is a new electronic toll payment option on all-electronic toll roads for customers who do not have SunPass transponders. Currently, TOLL-BY-PLATE is only available on the southern 47 miles of the Turnpike in Miami-Dade, on the Sawgrass Expressway in Broward County, on the I-4 Connector in Tampa, and on the Veterans Expressway in the Tampa Bay area.

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Toll Violations


Florida Statute 338.155 requires you to pay a toll if you drive on any toll road or bridge in the state.  Failure to pay your toll is a moving violation, per section 316.1001 F.S. and failure to comply with this statute may result in the assessment of a $100 or more civil penalty, assessment of court costs, and suspension of your vehicle registration and/or suspension of your driver's license.

Tolls may be paid with cash, or with such prepaid accounts as SunPass, E-Pass or LeeWay. Your prepaid account must contain adequate funds to ensure you can pay your toll at the time you travel through the lane, just as cash customers do. 

Electronic Enforcement:
SunPass captures the image of your license plate as you travel through the lane.  If a transponder is not read and your plate is not listed on an active prepaid account, an unpaid toll document will be mailed to you.  Proper mounting and maintenance of the transponder, as well as keeping the correct plates updated in the account is the responsibility of the account holder.

If you missed a toll and are not a SunPass account holder:
If you are not a SunPass, E-Pass or LeeWay account holder and find yourself in an unattended, dedicated SunPass lane, please continue through the toll plaza. Do not stop and back up, as it is unsafe.

Payment for the toll is still required. Make checks or money orders payable to FDOT Turnpike Enterprise and include the following information: your name, license plate number, vehicle plate information, date & time of occurrence and plaza name or mile marker. (DO NOT SEND CASH.) 

You need to mail the toll amount within 10 days to:
Florida's Turnpike Enterprise
P.O. Box 310
Ocoee, FL, 34761 

If you missed a toll and are a SunPass account holder:
Receipt of an unpaid toll document requires your immediate attention.  One or more of the following may be occurring; license plate(s) information needs to be updated, transponder is not mounted or mounted incorrectly, there are insufficient funds or no funds available on the account to pay the toll, the credit card on file has expired or you’ve changed bank accounts, your transponder needs a new battery (if applicable) or is no longer operable and needs replacement.

To resolve this matter:

  • Pay online through your SunPass account.  Simply login to your account and let the Pay Documents feature guide you through the process.
  • Pay using cash at an authorized merchant. Visit sunpass.com for a location near you.
  • Pay with a credit/debit card by phone by calling 1-888-824-8655 to speak with a SunPass Specialist. 


If you missed a toll in an unattended cash lane:
Florida's Turnpike understands that sometimes you may not have exact change at an unattended exact change toll lane. Payment for the toll is still required. Make checks or money orders payable to FDOT Turnpike Enterprise and include the following information: your name, license plate number vehicle plate information, date & time of occurrence and plaza name or mile marker. (DO NOT SEND CASH) 

You need to mail the payment within 10 days to:
Florida's Turnpike Enterprise
P.O. Box 310
Ocoee, FL, 34761 

If you were issued an unpaid toll notice receipt at the toll plaza and either lost your receipt, or, would like to check on the status of your payment, please call 407-264-3164.

Please keep proof of payment. Depending on the date we receive your payment, some lag time may occur and an unpaid toll document may still be generated. Keep your payment information handy to assist in closing out the document.

If you are driving a rental car and missed a toll:
If you have traveled through a SunPass-only lane and were driving a rental vehicle at the time of the missed toll, please contact the rental car company directly to report the missed toll and to learn their policy on toll violations. 
If you have not signed up for PlatePass®,Pass24®, eToll, or TollPass program with your rental agency, you need to contact your agency immediately to resolve the issue. If you have signed up for PlatePass®,Pass24®, eToll, or TollPass program, the rental agency will identify the rental vehicle by the license plate and use that information to electronically collect the toll. Rental agencies will assess the fees agreed to in your rental agreement to collect the toll.

SunPass customers using a rental vehicle may have their tolls applied to their SunPass account. Customers with SunPass Portable transponders may use their transponders in their rental vehicles. (It is strongly recommended that SunPass customers access their SunPass accounts online or contact the SunPass Customer Service Center to add the rental vehicle subscription to their account for the rental period.) If the transponder is not in your vehicle or functioning properly, tolls from other agencies will not be posted to your SunPass account, and may be charged to you by the Rental Service Provider. Please remember to remove your transponder upon return of the vehicle.

SunPass customers that do not have their transponders in the vehicle are subject to the tolls, fees and charges set forth in their rental agreements.

Penalties for Noncompliance:
An Unpaid Toll Violation or TOLL-BY-PLATE Invoice is mailed to the registered owner of the motor vehicle at the time of the violation and as listed in the records maintained by The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles while in accordance with Florida Statute 316.1001.  An Unpaid Toll Violation or TOLL-BY-PLATE Invoice includes the toll(s) amount owed and a $2.50 Administrative Fee. 

You have 30 days in which to submit payment in full and close the document.  If payment is not received within 30 days, a second document will be mailed.  The second document includes toll(s) due from the first document, any new toll(s) incurred and the Administrative Fee for each document of $2.50.  You have 30 days in which to submit payment in full and close the second document.  Failure to submit payment in full by the due date stipulated on the second document may result in the issuance of a Uniform Traffic Citation.

It is extremely important to keep your address information updated as required by law; Driver License address must be updated within 10 days of the change, per Florida Statute 322.19(1).  Registration address must be updated within 20 days of the change, per Florida Statute 320.02(4).  If you are planning to sell your vehicle it is important that you remove the license plate or transfer it immediately to the new registered owner as required by law; Florida Statute 320.0609(2)(a). Failure to update your information will not release you from the liability of any unpaid tolls.

When payment is not received by the due date and a Uniform Traffic Citation is issued, the citation is mailed by first-class mail to the address of the registered owner of the motor vehicle involved in the violation.   Mailing the citation to such address constitutes notification; Florida Statute 316.1001(2) (b). 

Upon issuance of a citation you have 30 days, as indicated in Option A on the citation to resolve directly with SunPass before it is filed with the Clerk of Courts.  If the citation is not resolved with SunPass by the due date listed under Option A, it is then transmitted to the court.  The Clerks of Court provide you 75 days to resolve the citation, either by submitting payment as indicated in Option B on the citation or by requesting a hearing to contest the violation, as indicated in Option C on the citation.  Failure to select an Option or path of resolution may result in license suspension, court imposed late fees, higher fines and penalties.  SunPass/Florida Department of Transportation does not have the ability to waive any fines, penalties or late fees imposed by the Clerk of Courts.

If you believe you have received an unpaid toll document in error, please contact SunPass violations  via email or at the phone number listed on the document you received.

You may pay a document on-line via credit/debit card, or you can pay via cash at nearly 2,000 retail locations around the state as long as you have all of the information on the violation document with you. Visit http://www.touch-n-buy.com/sunpass or http://www.tollbyplate.com/cash to find a location near you.

Florida Highway Patrol and Office of Motor Carrier Compliance Enforcement:
In addition to electronic enforcement, Florida Highway Patrol or other law enforcement agencies may also conduct random toll enforcement activities at SunPass lanes. 

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How it Works

Florida’s Turnpike relies on the most advanced equipment to collect tolls electronically from SunPass and TOLL-BY-PLATE customers. Sensors determine the number of axles on the vehicle and what toll rate should be charged. Whether a car is traveling at night, at very high speeds, changing lanes or under adverse weather conditions, the cameras easily capture an image of the license plate. SunPass readers determine whether the vehicle is equipped with a transponder and deduct the correct toll amount from the customer’s account.

If technology is your thing, click on the images below to find out more.

Toll Gantry

Precision Lasers

The precision laser system is used to properly separate vehicles. This system uses a beam of lasers to ensure the transaction is associated with the correct vehicle.

Front Facing Camera

Cameras are used to take a picture of the vehicle license plate of a TOLL-BY-PLATE customer. Front facing cameras are used to identify the registered owner of a tractor trailer. This camera has been tested with vehicles passing the gantry at speeds up to 100 MPH.

Rear Facing Camera

Cameras are used to take a picture of the vehicle license plate of a TOLL-BY-PLATE customer. Rear facing cameras are used to identify the registered owner of a passenger car. This camera has been tested with vehicles passing the gantry at speeds up to 100 MPH.

Illumination Strobe

The illumination strobe is used to properly illuminate the license plate so a clear and accurate picture is processed by the Florida's Turnpike account management system.

SunPass Transponder Reader

The SunPass transponder reader is an antenna which reads the SunPass Transponder as it passes under the gantry. It can read any SunPass portable or mini tag and has been tested at speeds over 100 MPH.

Induction Precision Loops

The induction precision loops are loops of metal wires embedded in the roadway. The precision loop array classifies the vehicle by determining the number of axles on the vehicle which is used to properly charge the customer.

Incurring a Toll

All Turnpike tolls are collected electronically between Exit 53 and Exit 1 and at Milepost 0X, from south of Ft. Lauderdale to Miami and Homestead, on the Sawgrass Expressway located west of Fort Lauderdale, and on the Veterans Expressway and the I-4 Connector in Tampa. Motorists use either SunPass or TOLL-BY-PLATE, and everyone pays tolls without having to stop.

SunPass uses credit-card-size electronic devices, called SunPass transponders, which attach to the inside of a car's windshield. When a car equipped with SunPass goes through a tolling location, the transponder sends a signal and the toll is deducted from the customer’s account. SunPass customers always pay the lowest toll rates available.

If you are not a SunPass customer and encounter an all-electronic tolling location, don’t worry; you will automatically become a Turnpike TOLL-BY-PLATE customer. The tolling cameras will take a photo of the vehicle’s license plate and a monthly bill for the tolls, plus a $2.50 administrative charge, will be mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle.

Keep in mind that you can still use cash to pay tolls on Florida’s Turnpike from north of I-595 in Ft. Lauderdale to the I-75 interchange in Wildwood.


Locations and Toll Rates

All-electronic, no-cash tolling is in place on the southern 53 miles of Florida’s Turnpike in southern Broward and Miami-Dade counties, along with the Sawgrass Expressway in Broward County, and the Veterans Expressway and I-4 Connector in the Tampa Bay area.

Calculate the tolls for your next trip by using our convenient Toll Calculator. Just select your starting and ending exits on the interactive map, enter the number of axles for your vehicle, and we’ll calculate your tolls. Click on the arrows to expand the map to the north or south.

Click here to access the Toll Rate Calculator
Also available for iOS and Android mobile devices.


Paying a Toll

Use the tabs below to get information about paying tolls, whether you travel in your personal vehicle, a rental car or an out-of-state vehicle.

All-electronic, no-cash tolling means there are no cash tollbooths to slow you down and everyone has the convenience of paying tolls without stopping. You can drive any lane on Florida’s Turnpike in southern Broward and Miami-Dade counties, the Sawgrass Expressway in Broward County, and the Veterans Expressway and I-4 Connector in the Tampa Bay area, where all-electronic tolling is in place. Cash tollbooths are available on the rest of the Turnpike.


Personal Vehicle

You have two toll payment options when driving your personal vehicle where all-electronic, no-cash tolling is in effect:

  1. SunPass is Florida's electronic, prepaid tolls program. It uses credit-card-size electronic devices, called SunPass transponders, which attach to the inside of a car's windshield. When a car equipped with SunPass goes through a tolling location, the transponder sends a signal and the toll is deducted from the customer's account. SunPass customers pay the lowest rates available. Click here for more information.
  2. If you are not a SunPass customer, tolling cameras will take a photo of the vehicle's license plate and mail a TOLL-BY-PLATE monthly invoice for the tolls plus a $2.50 administrative charge to the registered owner of the vehicle. Click here for details.

Rental Car

You have two toll payment options when driving a rental vehicle where all-electronic, no cash tolling is in effect:

  1. A convenient option is to use your rental car company’s tolling program. Most companies offer programs that allow their customers to include tolls in the rental agreement. Some have programs that use license plate photos and others have programs that use SunPass transponders in their vehicles. Some companies charge a daily, weekly or monthly fee plus the tolls incurred. Others provide unlimited toll usage for a set per day or per week amount. Each company has a different payment arrangement, so be sure to check with your rental company for all fees and review your rental agreement carefully. For information about participating rental car companies, click here.)

  2. If you already are a SunPass customer, it’s easy to use SunPass with your rental car. Just go to SunPass.com and add the license plate of the rental vehicle to your account, along with the start and end dates you plan to use it. Don’t forget to remove the transponder from the vehicle when you return it!

    Not yet a SunPass customer, but would like to purchase a SunPass transponder for use with a rental vehicle? Click on a SunPass link below to purchase online or find a retail location. You may also call SunPass at 1-888-TOLL-FLA from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The TOLL-BY-PLATE invoice option is not available for customers in rental cars; invoices are sent to the registered owner of the vehicle, not the driver.

Out-of-State Vehicle

Driving to Miami or the Florida Keys in your out-of-state vehicle? You have two convenient toll payment options:

  1. Out-of-State Vehicle. All-Electronic, No-Cash TollingYou can be a SunPass customer even if you don't live in Florida. SunPass is the Sunshine State’s electronic, prepaid tolls program. It uses credit-card-size electronic devices, called SunPass transponders, which attach to the inside of a car's windshield. When a car equipped with SunPass goes through a tolling location, the transponder sends a signal and the toll is deducted from the customer’s account. SunPass customers pay the lowest rates available. Click here for more information.
  2. If you are not a SunPass customer, tolling cameras will take a photo of the vehicle’s license plate and mail a TOLL-BY-PLATE monthly invoice for the tolls plus a $2.50 administrative charge to the registered owner of the vehicle. Click here for details.

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SunPass 'Mini'
SunPass is the Sunshine State's electronic, prepaid tolls program. It is accepted on all Florida toll roads and nearly all toll bridges. SunPass customers always pay the lowest toll rates available and pay 25 cents less than TOLL-BY-PLATE customers at every exit and location where Turnpike all-electronic, no-cash tolling is in place.

SunPass uses electronic devices called transponders, which attach to the inside of a car's windshield. When a car equipped with SunPass goes through a tolling location, the transponder sends a signal and the toll is deducted from the customer’s account.

Portable SunPass Portable
Becoming a SunPass customer is easier than ever. Whether you are a Florida resident, visiting from out-of-state or renting a car, SunPass is one of several tolling options. Click on any of the links below to find out more about becoming a SunPass customer.



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Q: What is all-electronic, no-cash tolling?

A: All-electronic, no-cash tolling is a set of technologies that allow for the payment of tolls electronically, using special equipment located over the traffic lanes. Simply put, it refers to a toll road without cash tollbooths, where traffic flows unimpeded at ramp or highway speeds. Tolls are collected through a SunPass transponder or through TOLL-BY-PLATE—a system that captures images of license plates and bills customers. All-electronic toll collection provides added convenience for drivers who no longer have to slow down or stop to pay a toll.


Q: Why has Florida's Turnpike Enterprise transitioned to all-electronic toll collection?

A: Since SunPass was launched in 1999, the Turnpike’s goal has been to eliminate cash toll collection on its roads because electronic tolling is the safest, most convenient and most efficient way to pay tolls. Today, 81 percent of all toll transactions on the entire Turnpike System of roads are done with SunPass, and the numbers keep growing. Now that the technology to collect all tolls electronically is here, FTE is moving forward to ensure that its customers receive the best value for their trip in the form of safety, service and convenience now and in the future.


Q: What are the benefits of all-electronic, no-cash tolling?

A:

  • Safety–Eliminates a driver's need to make a decision at the toll collection point, thereby removing traffic conflicts between cash customers and SunPass customers.

  • Convenience–No customer will need to slow down or stop to pay tolls, which will be collected electronically through SunPass pre-paid accounts or through Toll-by-Plate.

  • Environment–Because no customers are slowing down and stopping to pay tolls, the amount of noise and auto emissions is reduced at the tolling locations, which results in less air pollution and less traffic noise for nearby residents.

  • Savings–It helps customers reduce fuel consumption by eliminating stop-and-go driving and saves money on gas. Cash and TOLL-BY-PLATE customers who sign up for SunPass will save money by using SunPass to pay their tolls.


Q: Which Turnpike toll plazas were converted to all-electronic tolling?

A: All Turnpike plazas from Milepost 0 to Milepost 53 in South Florida have been converted to all-electronic tolling. Cashless tolling is also in effect on the Sawgrass Expressway in western Broward County, along with the Veterans Expressway and the I-4 Connector in Hillsborough County (Tampa Bay area). Click here to view South Florida locaion map.


Q: What about the rest of the Turnpike, when will it be converted to no-cash tolling?

A: All-electronic tolling will eventually be extended north into other segments of the Turnpike and other Turnpike System roads.


Q: Are there other all-electronic, no-cash roads in Florida besides the Turnpike System's?

A: The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX), has eliminated cash toll collections on its five expressways – State Road 836/Dolphin Expressway, State Road 112/Airport Expressway, State Road 924, State Road 874 and State Road 878. The Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) has eliminated cash toll collection on its Selmon Expressway. The Rickenbacker, Venetian and Broad causeways in Miami have gone the all-electronic route and the new Mid-Bay Connector in Niceville recently opened as an all-electronic tolling facility.


Q: Where can I get more information and project updates?

A: For information and updates, you may:


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Q: I already have a SunPass. Does this change affect me?

A: No, you are good to go. Just make sure your SunPass account information is up to date, as well as the address on your vehicle registration (license plate) and driver license. To update your vehicle registration or driver license visit the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) at www.flhsmv.gov. To update your SunPass account info, visit www.SunPass.com or call 1-888-TOLL-FLA (888-865-5352) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Q: Do I have to get a SunPass if I want to drive on the Turnpike and other toll roads that have no-cash tolling?

A: While people are not obligated to purchase a SunPass, it is highly recommended. Having a SunPass account provides the following benefits.

  • Savings of approximately 25 cents at Turnpike System toll plazas. SunPass can be used on all toll roads and nearly all bridges in the state of Florida.

  • SunPass Plus customers can use their transponders to pay the parking fees at the Tampa, Miami, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Orlando and Palm Beach airports.

For those infrequent users who don’t wish to have a SunPass, there is a program called TOLL-BY-PLATE. Click here for TOLL-BY-PLATE FAQs.


Q: Do I need to have a credit card or debit card to use SunPass?

A: No, a card is not needed. Currently, customers may use cash to pay their TOLL-BY-PLATE invoices and FDOT toll documents at thousands of retail locations throughout Florida. Visit http://www.touch-n-buy.com/sunpass/ to find a location near you.
A SunPass Customer Service Center, where customers may also pay Turnpike TOLL-BY-PLATE invoices using cash, is open at Snapper Creek Service Plaza. It is located at the Turnpike’s Milepost 19 in Miami-Dade County, between the Kendall Drive (Exit 20) and Southwest 120th Street (Exit 19) interchanges. Other replenishment locations where cash is accepted are the SunPass Customer Service Center on Glades Road in Boca Raton; the Garcon Point Bridge in Milton; the Pinellas Bayway in St. Petersburg; and the Mid-Bay Bridge in Niceville.


Q: Do I need to be a Florida resident to be a SunPass customer?

A: You do not need to be a Florida resident. Anyone can be a SunPass customer.


Q: Can I use E-ZPass to pay for tolls in Florida?

A: No. E-ZPass and SunPass are not compatible at this time but Florida’s Turnpike is working on an interoperability solution with the E-ZPass toll operators.


Q: Will a SunPass Mini transponder interfere with the operation of my E-ZPass?

A: No, your SunPass Mini will not interfere as the transponders have different protocols and will not register the tolls outside their jurisdiction.


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Q: How does TOLL-BY-PLATE work?

A: Toll-By-Plate Inforamtion is located HERE.


Q: Where on the Turnpike is TOLL-BY-PLATE available?

A: TOLL-BY-PLATE is available on the Turnpike in Miami-Dade County and on the Sawgrass Expressway in western Broward County. When a vehicle without SunPass travels on these Turnpike System roads, the tolling equipment takes a photo of the license plate and invoices the registered vehicle owner. If you are not a SunPass customer, you must use the cash lanes at all other Turnpike locations. The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority has its own toll-by-plate program. For information, go towww.MDXway.com.


Q: Is TOLL-BY-PLATE available on 95 Express in Miami-Dade County?

A: No. To travel on 95 Express, motorists must have a valid SunPass transponder or be a registered toll exempt customer. Go tohttp://www.95express.com for more information.


Q: What about vehicles with out-of-state license plates?

A: The TOLL-BY-PLATE program is available for customers with out-of-state license plates. You may call 1-888-TAG-TOLL (888-824-8655) between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday to register a prepaid TOLL-BY-PLATE account. Or just drive and you will receive an invoice in the mail.


Q: What if I am driving a loaner or if someone uses my vehicle and goes through the toll?

A: The TOLL-BY-PLATE bill will be mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle. You should advise the owner that you drove on a toll road and that he/she will receive a bill in the mail. At the same time, you are responsible for the toll payment if someone uses your vehicle.


Q: TOLL-BY-PLATE seems easy and convenient, so why should I get a SunPass?

A: Having a SunPass offers additional benefits. SunPass customers pay the lowest toll rates, with savings of 25 cents at each location compared to TOLL-BY-PLATE customers who also may be subject to administrative charges. SunPass can be used to pay tolls at nearly all toll roads and bridges throughout Florida, and to pay for parking at several major airports.


Q: Do I need to have a credit card or debit card to use TOLL-BY-PLATE?

A: No, a card is not needed. Currently, customers may use cash to pay their TOLL-BY-PLATE invoices and FDOT toll documents at thousands of retail locations throughout Florida. Visit Touch-N-Buy to find a location near you. A SunPass Customer Service Center, where customers may also pay Turnpike TOLL-BY-PLATE invoices using cash, is open at Snapper Creek Service Plaza. It is located at the Turnpike’s Milepost 19 in Miami-Dade County, between the Kendall Drive (Exit 20) and Southwest 120th Street (Exit 19) interchanges. Other replenishment locations where cash is accepted are the SunPass Customer Service Center on Glades Road in Boca Raton; the Garcon Point Bridge in Milton; the Pinellas Bayway in St. Petersburg; and the Mid-Bay Bridge in Niceville.


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Q: What happens if I am in a rental car?

A: Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise has entered into agreements with companies that offer rental car customers an easier way to travel Florida’s toll roads. Under the agreements, the companies provide the Turnpike with constantly updated lists of rental car fleet license plate numbers so that the Turnpike can bill the companies. Each company has a different payment arrangement so be sure to review your rental agreement carefully.


Q: What if I rented a car out of state?

A: It is no different than renting a car in Florida. If renting from a participating company, the Turnpike will bill the company for the tolls.


Q: Which rental car companies offer toll programs?

A: Car rental companies participating at this time include Advantage, Avis, Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Firefly, Hertz, National, Sunshine, Thrifty, Champion, Penske Truck Leasing and Ryder. Some companies charge a daily or weekly fee, plus the toll incurred. Others provide unlimited toll usage for a set per day or per week amount. We strongly recommend that customers check with their rental car company for all fees and that they read their car rental agreement carefully. For information about participating rental car companies, go to www.SunPass.com/rentalcar. More rental car companies offer tolling programs than are listed on the SunPass website. Most of the companies not listed are regional or local. Be sure to ask your rental car agent if a tolling program is available.


Q: What happens if I don't sign up for a rental agency's toll program?

A: A bill for the toll will be sent to the rental car company, who will match the toll charges with the person renting the car. The rental car agency will pay the toll bill on your behalf and charge you extra fees for their time and service, based on your car rental agreement. We strongly recommend that customers check with their rental car company for all fees and that they review the rental agreement carefully.


Q: What happens if I rent a car from a company that does not offer a toll program?

A: An image of the vehicle license plate will be captured on camera and a bill will be issued to the registered owner of the vehicle. The rental company will pay the toll bill on your behalf and charge you extra fees for their time and service. We strongly recommend that customers check with their rental car company for all fees and that they review the rental agreement carefully.


Q: What if I am in a rental truck, like U-Haul?

A: An image of the truck or trailer license plate will be captured on camera and a bill will be issued to the registered owner of the vehicle. Again, the truck leasing company will pay the bill on your behalf and charge you extra fees for their time and service. We strongly recommend that customers check with their leasing company for all fees and that they review the rental agreement carefully.


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Toll by plate we will be with you No SunPass? No problem. The Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) TOLL-BY-PLATE program has you covered.

TOLL-BY-PLATE is a toll collection method that takes a photo of a vehicle’s license plate as it travels through an FDOT tolling location. It then mails a monthly bill for the tolls, plus a $2.50 administrative charge, to the registered owner of the vehicle. So just drive!

The Florida DOT’s TOLL-BY-PLATE program is available on Florida’s Turnpike in south of Ft. Lauderdale and in Miami, the Sawgrass Expressway west of Fort Lauderdale, the Mid-Bay Connector in Niceville, and on the Selmon Expressway, Veterans Expressway and I-4 Connector in Tampa, where all-electronic tolling is in effect.








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Traffic Management Center

Managing traffic to speed you on your way
With two facilities and centralized operations, the Traffic Management Center of Florida's Turnpike controls, monitors, operates and manages traffic along Florida's Turnpike and all system roadways 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Located at the Turnpike Operations Center in Pompano Beach (mile post 65) and at the Turkey Lake Headquarters complex in Orlando (mile post 263), the Traffic Management Center employs a dedicated staff trained to monitor and respond to the changing traffic conditions along Florida's Turnpike. The staff works closely with the Florida Highway Patrol, the State Farm Safety Patrol, Florida Department of Transportation districts, the statewide 511 traveler information service, contracted tow service companies, traffic media, construction and maintenance personnel, the Public Information Office and other agencies to provide you with accurate and timely information.

The center operates intelligent transportation system field devices to enhance safety, services and traffic flow, and monitors traffic through 536 Closed Circuit TV Cameras (526 mounted on roadside concrete poles and 10 located on existing microwave towers along the roadway). In addition, the Traffic Management Center operates 113 Dynamic Message Signs, 16 Highway Advisory Radio transmitters and six CB RAS transmitters to help disseminate information to Florida's Turnpike customers.

Traffic-Management Partners
The Traffic Management Center (TMC) works hand-in-hand with other departments within Florida's Turnpike to ensure complete customer satisfaction including:
  • Roadway Maintenance - The TMC requests emergency roadway maintenance and works with the Florida Highway Patrol in our RISC (Rapid Incident Scene Clearance) Program to clear incidents within 90 minutes as part of Florida's Turnpike's Open Roads Policy and our TARR (Towing and Roadside Repair) Program to provide timely roadside response by our contractual towing vendors
  • Facilities and Telecommunications - Toll facilities experiencing problems after regular work hours will submit work order requests through the TMC. In emergencies, the TMC operator will contact the appropriate agencies and advise them of the problem.
  • Public Information Office - If you require assistance regarding Florida's Turnpike or the roadways, you can contact the 24 hour toll free phone number, (800) 749-7453.

Dynamic Message Signs

Did you see the signs?

My Florida 511Currently, Florida's Turnpike has installed 113 Dynamic Message Signs along the Turnpike Mainline; the Beachline Expressway (Toll 528) in Orlando; SR 429; SR 417; SR 869: SR 570, and SR 589. These electronically illuminated signs are strategically placed in locations where you may experience traffic congestion and incidents.

The signs, contained in overhead structures spanning the width of the roadway, provide real-time information about traffic delays, incidents, emergency operations and construction, allowing you to make better informed travel decisions. During major incidents, the first priority of the Turnpike's Traffic Management Center, which operates the signs 24 hours per day, seven days a week, is to provide you with accurate information as quickly as possible. When traffic conditions don't warrant a motorist response or there is no other information to communicate, the signs can broadcast safety messages about ongoing campaigns such as fl511, the "Move-Over" law and other public safety information.

Highway Advisory Radio

Tune in for safe travels

Emergency radio alertsFlorida's Turnpike has installed ten Highway Advisory Radio transmitters at strategic locations along the roadway providing real-time information on your car's radio about traffic delays, emergency operations and construction updates, allowing you to make informed travel decisions.

You can hear messages broadcast by the Traffic Management Center on the 1640 AM frequency 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The radio system features a five-mile transmission range from the transmitters. Twenty two blue Highway Advisory Radio signs (located on both northbound and southbound lanes) with flashing beacons will indicate when drivers can hear the recorded messages. When not reporting important incidents, the Highway Advisory Radios are used to broadcast current construction information

Park and Ride Lots

Florida's Turnpike Park & Ride Lots

  1. Indiantown Road - MP 116 (Palm Beach County) Florida's Turnpike Mainline
  2. Palm Beach Gardens Boulevard - MP 109 (Palm Beach County) Florida's Turnpike Mainline
  3. Lake Worth Road - MP 93 (Palm Beach County) Florida's Turnpike Mainline
  4. Golden Glades - MP 0X (Miami-Dade County) Florida's Turnpike Mainline & I-95 Interchange
  5. Coral Reef / 152nd Street - MP 16 (Miami-Dade County) Homestead Extension
  6. Stuart/SW Martin Downs Boulevard – MP 133 (Martin County) Florida’s Turnpike Mainline

These are the only designated areas to park a vehicle without receiving a citation from the Florida Highway Patrol. Please park in marked areas of the parking lot. Please note that the lots offer free parking, however, motorists cannot leave their vehicles overnight.

If you have any questions, please call the Florida's Turnpike Public Information Office at 1-800-749-7453, weekdays Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For additional park & ride lots located in South Florida please call 1-800-234-ride(7433).

Motorist Assistance Guide

Traveler Tools
Motorist Assistance Guide

Florida’s Turnpike services to aid customers in need of vehicle assistance include:

  • Florida’s Turnpike Service Plaza Gas Stations
  • State Farm Safety Patrol (Road Ranger) Program
  • Specialty Towing and Roadside Repair (STARR) program

Gas and Convenience Store:

  • Full service at plaza pumps by request
  • Free air for tires at station
  • Free water for vehicles at station
Safety Patrol/Road Rangers (Free service during limited hours):
  • Tire changes with vehicle spare
  • Emergency gas (no more than 2 gallons)
  • Jump starts
  • Simple lockouts
  • Minor emergency repairs that can be completed in less than 15 minutes
  • Note that there may be a significant wait time for the Safety Patrol to arrive

Specialty Towing and Roadside Repair Program (STARR) (Charges apply for all services):

  • 24/7 Service via FHP dispatched response by calling *347
  • Response is at a cost to customer
  • The STARR operator will provide you with a fee sheet prior to providing service
  • Minor services include:
    • Tire changes
    • Emergency Gas
    • Jump starts
    • Simple lockouts
  • Local or long distance tow services

STARR service vehicles can be identified by the Turnpike authorization sticker on the side of the vehicle.

IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE on Florida’s Turnpike:
  • Ask a Service Plaza Gas station attendant or cashier for help.
  • Call *347 to connect with the Florida Highway Patrol for dispatch of Safety Patrol, if available, or STARR Tow Operators. A STARR service vehicle will be dispatched if the Safety Patrol is not available. Charges apply.
  • Call 1-800-222-4357 for AAA certified repair shops, locksmith and other services. (You do not need to be an AAA member to call. Charges may apply.)

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF RATES AND FEES FOR ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE, TOWING AND STORAGE

System and Maps

Florida's Turnpike Mainline

Florida's Turnpike Map

Turnpike Mainline

Florida's Turnpike, also designated as State Road 91, is a user-financed, limited-access toll road that runs 312 miles, through 11 counties, beginning near Florida City in Miami-Dade County and terminating near Wildwood in Sumter County.

History

The Florida State Turnpike Authority was authorized by the Florida legislature and signed into law by Governor Dan McCarty as the Turnpike Authority Act on July 11, 1953. Originally designated the Sunshine State Parkway, the Turnpike was constructed in two major projects. The first project was the 110-mile route between Golden Glades and Ft. Pierce. The Parkway opened to traffic on January 25, 1957. In 1960, the Turnpike began a study for a proposed extension to Orlando. In 1961, Project II, from Ft. Pierce to Orlando was authorized.

The 61-mile section of the Parkway between Yeehaw Junction and south Orlando opened on July 17, 1963, but the section connecting Yeehaw Junction to Ft. Pierce did not open until November 22, 1963. The final section of the Parkway, and current northern limit of the Turnpike, opened at the connection with Interstate 75 in Sumter County on July 24, 1964. Interstate 4 was not complete when the northern project was constructed; that interchange was not completed until April 18, 1967.

On June 5, 1962, a meeting was held to discuss a proposed toll road from Orlando to Cape Canaveral. That road later became SR 528, the Bee Line Expressway. The 47-mile Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike (HEFT) and the eight-mile Bee Line Connector were approved as the third expansion project of the Turnpike in July 1969 when the Turnpike became part of the Florida Department of Transportation. Project III was funded through the sale of $115 million in 1970 Series Bonds. In early 1973, the HEFT opened to traffic between Golden Glades and US 27 (seven miles). The remaining sections of the Homestead extension opened to traffic in stages through May 1975. Meanwhile, on July 23, 1973, the Bee Line Connector opened to traffic between the Turnpike and McCoy Air Force Base Road, and on December 15, 1973 from the Turnpike to Interstate 4.

Evolution of the Turnpike

The Turnpike was reorganized and incorporated into the newly-formed Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in July 1969. The Turnpike's functions became part of the FDOT pursuant to the reorganization of the State Government Act. At that time, individual FDOT Districts managed the Turnpike work program, operations and maintenance in their areas. In 1988, the Florida Legislature created the Office of Florida's Turnpike.

In 1990, the Legislature passed Senate Bill 1316, authorizing the expansion of Florida's Turnpike to include construction of non-contiguous road projects as an alternative to assist in meeting the State's backlog of needed highway facilities. The Legislature set environmental and financial feasibility standards, authorized toll increases on the existing system and allowed higher rate per mile tolls on the new projects through Chapter 339.2275(3) of the Florida Statutes. The Legislature approved expansion projects and new interchanges subject to verification of economic feasibility, determination that the projects are consistent, to the maximum extent feasible, with approved local government comprehensive plans were projects are located, and completion of a statement of the project's significant environmental impacts. Fifty road projects were submitted for consideration and, ultimately, ten new roads were identified for possible construction, subject to meeting the feasibility requirements, and 15 new interchanges. In addition, the Turnpike purchased the Sawgrass Expressway (Toll Road 869) from the Broward County Expressway Authority.

On April 11, 2002, Governor Bush signed House Bill 261, creating Florida's Turnpike Enterprise, and directing the Turnpike to pursue innovation and best private-sector business practices, to improve cost-effectiveness and timeliness in project delivery, to increase revenues and expand its capital program, and to improve quality of service to its customers. At that time, the Office of Toll Operations, formerly a separate division of the State of Florida, was folded into the Enterprise.

Currently, more than 2.2 million motorists use the Turnpike's system of roads every day. The Florida's Turnpike Enterprise five year work program (2016-2020) contains more than $3.7 billion in capital improvements, which include widening the mainline roadway, new interchanges, safety improvements, resurfacing improvements and maintenance.

Click here for a map of the Turnpike Mainline

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The Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike begins at the Miami-Dade4/Broward County line Milepost (47), travels west past Interstate 75 and continues south to the US 1 interchange (Exit 1) in Florida City, north of the Florida Keys.

The Homestead Extension is the most heavily traveled segment of Florida's Turnpike. In 2014, average daily traffic exceeded 172,000 vehicles at its busiest location, between the Don Shula Expressway (Exit 17) and State Road 836/Coral Reef Drive (Exit 16) interchanges.

Speed limits on the Homestead Extension vary from 70 mph on the eastern/northern end to 60 and 65 mph in the central and southern segments.

Construction of the Homestead Extension was completed in 1974.

Cosgrove On August 6, 2008 a segment of the Homestead Extension between Southwest 152nd and 216th streets in John F. Cosgrove Highway signPalmetto Bay and Cutler Bay was renamed ‘'ohn F. Cosgrove Highway.' The 2007 Legislature of Florida honored the late John F. Cosgrove, a former state representative and the first Mayor of Cutler Bay, who was best known for his get-tough legislation on insurance companies attempting to flee Florida following Hurricane Andrew. State Senator Larcenia J. Bullard (D-Miami) sponsored the bill creating the highway designation.

Click here for a map of the Homestead Extension

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Toll Road 589, part of Florida's Turnpike System, is a 57-mile, tolled, limited-access transportation corridor serving West Central Florida. It was constructed and completed as two separate roadway projects.

Sun CoastThe Veterans Expressway is the southern 15-mile portion of Toll Road 589, Suncoast Parkwayextending from near SR 60/Courtney Campbell Causeway west of Tampa International Airport to SR 597/Dale Mabry Highway in Hillsborough County. The project's design, right-of-way acquisition and construction originated with the Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority. In 1990, the Florida Legislature established the Florida's Turnpike expansion program and identified this road as one of the Turnpike expansion projects. The Veterans Expressway was officially named when CH.92-152 was passed by the Florida Legislature in 1992. The legislation dedicated the project to the veterans of all wars. Construction was completed on October 1, 1994 and the Turnpike assumed ownership and operating responsibility.

There are two mainline toll plazas on the Veterans Expressway, one located just north of Waters Avenue (Andersen Toll Plaza) and one located between Ehrlich Road and Hutchison Road interchanges (Sugarwood Toll Plaza). Eleven interchanges include Memorial Highway, Hillsborough Avenue, Waters Avenue, Andersen Road, Linebaugh Avenue, Wilsky Boulevard, Gunn Highway, Ehrlich Road, Hutchison Road, SR 568 (spur to Dale Mabry Highway) and Van Dyke Road.

Since the Veterans expressway opened in 1994, traffic volumes have steadily increased. To provide a better ride for everyone in the Tampa Bay region, Florida's Turnpike Enterprise conducted a Project Development and Environment(PD&E) Study to address three major objectives: 1) the need for additional capacity, 2) improved access to/from the Veterans Expressway and 3) a more efficient toll collection system. At the conclusion of the study it was determined that the improvements will involve widening the existing four-lane limited-access toll road to an eight-lane limited-access toll road, implementing a more efficient all-electronic toll collection system, and interchange improvements at Waters Avenue, Anderson Road, Linebaugh Avenue, Gunn Highway, Ehrlich Road and Hutchison Avenue. The Veterans Expressway converted to all-electronic tolling in stages from June through September 2014.

The Suncoast Parkway Project I is the 42-mile portion of Toll Road 589, connecting with the Veterans Expressway in northwest Hillsborough County, extending through Pasco County, and terminating in northern Hernando County at US 98, near the Hernando-Citrus County line.

Construction of the $507 million Suncoast Parkway began in the summer of 1998. The project opened to traffic in two phases. In February 2001 the section extending from Veterans Expressway to SR 50 in Hernando County opened, and the final section from SR 50 to US 98 opened in August 2001. Interchanges are located at Van Dyke Road, SR 54, SR 52, Pasco/Hernando County Line Road, Spring Hill Drive, SR 50 and the terminus at US 98.

Sun CoastThe Suncoast Parkway is the Turnpike's only facility incorporating a multiuse recrSuncoast Traileation trail into the design and construction of a limited-access roadway. The 42-mile trail corridor is contained within and along the west side of the Suncoast Parkway. It provides an alternative route for safe bicycle and pedestrian commuting for local residents and also serves as a regional recreational facility for residents of the region and visitors from throughout Florida.

In cooperation with Hillsborough, Pasco and Hernando counties, the Suncoast Trail has been designated as a “Millennium Trail: by the White House Millennium Council, a National Recreation Trail by the United States Department of the Interior, and part of Florida's Greenways and Trails system.

Click here for a map of Veterans Expressway/Suncoast Parkway
Click here to visit the Florida Greenways and Trails website--Suncoast Trail information page
Click here for more information on the The Suncoast Parkway--A Florida Scenic Highway
Click here to download a map of the Suncoast Trail--a Florida recreational multi-use trail

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Toll Road 417 is a 55-mile, tolled, limited-access transportation corridor serving Osceola, Orange and Seminole Counties, and is a joint project of the Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) and Florida's Turnpike Enterprise.

Florida's Turnpike operates the northern 17 miles of Toll 417 as the Seminole Expressway, beginning at the Seminole County line and extending north to its terminus at Interstate 4 in Sanford. The OOCEA operates the middle section of Toll 417, from Milepost 6 in Orange County to Milepost 37.5 at the Seminole County line. This section is known as the Central Florida GreeneWay. The Turnpike also operates the southern end of Toll 417, from Milepost 1 at Interstate 4 to Milepost 6 in Orange County. This section of Toll 417 is known as the Southern Connector Extension, but it also referred to as the southern end of the Central Florida GreeneWay.

Lake JesupThe Seminole Expressway was built as two separate construction projects. The 12-mile Project I extended from the Orange County line, across the award-winning 2.1 mile Lake Jesup Bridge to a connection with US 17/92, just south of Sanford. One barrier toll plaza is included, just north of Lake Jesup.

Project I of the Seminole Expressway opened in sections. The section south of Aloma Avenue was acquired from the Seminole County Expressway Authority in April 1990. The balance of the project was constructed by the Turnpike and opened during 1994. The section north to Red Bug Lake Road opened on January 11, 1994. The section north to SR 434 opened on April 2, 1994, and the final section to US 17/92 opened on May 9, except for the northern ramps at SR 434, which opened on June 16.

Construction of Project II of the $265 million Seminole Expressway began in the fall of 1999. On September 15, 2002, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the six-mile project, which opened to traffic between US 17/92 and Interstate 4 the following morning.

Lake JesupA Project Development and Environment Study began in 2006 was completed in 2007 to assess needs for the widening of the Seminole Expressway. Initial plans call for interim widening the Seminole from four to six lanes between Aloma and SR 434, with an ultimate eight-lane configuration.

The southern end of Toll 417 is known as the Southern Connector Extension. Construction began in December 1994, and was funded by the Turnpike and four private-sector partners. The Southern Connector joins the section of the Central Florida GreeneWay operated by the CFX and extends to Interstate 4 in Osceola County. There are interchanges with the Osceola Parkway (a tolled road constructed and operated by Osceola County) and the US 192 connector in Disney's Celebration project. There is one mainline toll plaza located east of Interstate 4. This six-mile, $123 million project opened to traffic on June 23, 1996.

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The Martin Andersen Beachline Expressway (formerly known as the Bee Line) is a 40-mile east-west tolled, limited-access transportation corridor serving Central Florida and the Space Coast. The road is owned and operated by Florida's Turnpike Enterprise and the Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX).

Florida's Turnpike Enterprise operates the western-most eight miles as the Beachline Expressway West and the eastern 22 miles as the Beachline East Expressway, whileCFX operates from milepost eight to milepost 31.

The Beachline West begins at Interstate 4 near the International Drive resort area. As a result, traffic is primarily tourists traveling around the various hotels, tourist attractions and restaurants, as well as Orlando International Airport.

House Bill 385 became effective on July 1, 2005, changing the Martin Andersen Bee Line Expressway to the Martin Andersen Beachline Expressway in an effort to spur tourism and promote Central Florida beaches.

On july 1, 2014, the Turnpike purchased the eastern end of Toll 528 -- Beachline East Expressway, a 22-mile facility, from the Florida Department of Transportation. The Beachline East extends east from State Road 520 in Orange County for six miles into Brevard County, where it splits into two branches. The seven-mile northeast branch becomes State Road 407 and extends to a connection with State Road 405, while the nine-mile southeast branch continues as SR 528 to a connection with the Bennett Causeway at US 1.

Click here for a map of Beachline Expressway West
Click here for a map of Beachline Expressway East

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The Polk Parkway, Toll Road 570, is an expansion project of Florida's Turnpike Enterprise. The Parkway is a 25-mile limited-access toll road connecting major Polk County cities to each other and to Interstate 4. Motorists enjoy a direct link between south Lakeland, Bartow, Auburndale, Polk City and the western suburbs of Winter Haven by way of the Polk Parkway. Completed in 1999, the road is a valuable link in both Florida's Intrastate Highway System and in the Turnpike's network of more than 454 miles of user-financed roadways.

Sandhill CranesThe $490 million Polk Parkway was conceived by local officials in the 1950s ago as a circumferential route around Lakeland. Funding was not available to build the roadway, and plans for it were abandoned and revived several times over ensuing years. Revived again in 1986, the proposed road was designed the Imperial Parkway by the Polk County Board of County Commissioners. In the spring of 1990, the Florida Legislature passed Senate Bill 1316, allowing the Turnpike to build non-contiguous road prSandhill Cranes near Airport Road on Polk Parkwayojects. Fifty projects were submitted for consideration as possible new roads. The Polk Parkway was one of ten possible projects eventually identified by the legislature for consideration in the expansion program.

  • Groundbreaking for the Parkway was 25 January 1996.
  • The Western end, a 7.5 stretch of the Parkway, opened to traffic on 9 August 1998.
  • The second (central) section, approximately 10 miles in length, opened to traffic on 2 August 1999.
  • The final section opened to traffic on 12 December 1999, and is approximately 7.5 miles long.

The 1998 Florida Legislature designated the western seven miles of the Polk Parkway (between Interstate 4 and South Florida Avenue (SR 37) as the James Henry Mills Medal of Honor Parkway in recognition of his heroic actions in World War II in Cisterna Italy. A native Polk Countian, James Henry Mills was the only resident of the county to receive a medal of honor in World War II.

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The Sawgrass Expressway (Toll 869) is a 23-mile facility in Broward County. The expressway extends from its junction with Interstate 75 in Weston to its interchange with Florida's Turnpike and Southwest 10th Street in Deerfield Beach.

The Sawgrass Expressway was built by the Broward County Expressway Authority and opened to traffic in 1986. It became part of Florida's Turnpike System in December 1990, when it was acquired by the Florida Department of Transportation.

In April 2014, the Sawgrass Expressway converted to an all-electronic tolling roadway.

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The Daniel Webster Western Beltway Part C is an 11-mile, $313 million, limited-access toll road providing an alternate north-south route between Florida's Turnpike and Interstate 4. Located west of Orlando near the Disney/Celebration attractions corridor, the Western Beltway also provides easy access to Toll 417 (the Central Florida GreeneWay). Full interchanges are located at Interstate 4, Sinclair Road, US 192 and Western Way. A partial interchange is located at Seidel Road.

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The I-4 Connector is the Turnpike's latest expansion project, which opened onon January 6, 2014. The Connector is a series of ramps that connect Interstate 4 with the Selmon Expressway west of 31st Street in Tampa.

This elevated roadway links these two major east-west corridors, relieving congestion at the Downtown Interchange by diverting traffic off Interstates 4 and 275 in the Historic Ybor City area. It also significantly improves traffic flow on the arterial roadways in Ybor by requiring commercial trucks to use the ramps or find alternate routes to the Port of Tampa. While the route is open to traffic, construction activities continue. The Connector is an all-electronic facility, so vehicles must use SunPass or be billed at a higher rate with TOLL-BY-PLATE. Cash is not accepted on the I-4 Connector.

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Toll Rate Rule Development Workshop

Toll Rate Rule Development Workshop

The Florida Department of Transportation hosted a statewide Toll Rate Rule Development Workshop to provide the public an opportunity to review and comment on proposed amendments to administrative rules regarding usage of FDOT Express Lane facilities by buses, registration of buses for use of FDOT Express Lanes and display of express lane toll amounts on road signs.

The workshop also solicited comments on a new administrative rule regarding toll exemption registration on FDOT express lanes (excluding Florida’s Turnpike and 95 Express) and amendments to administrative rules regarding prosecution of unpaid toll violations and Toll-by-Plate billing procedures.


RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

The Toll Rate Rule Development Public Hearing was held on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 6:00 PM

This hearing was held as a webinar.

To watch a recording of the webinar, click here: Public Workshop Webinar


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Rule 14-100.002: Prosecution of Unpaid Toll Violations
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Rule 14-100.003: Express Lanes
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Rule 14-100.004: 95 Express Toll Exemption Registration
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Rule 14-100.005: Video Billing
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Rule 14-100.006: Express Lane Toll Exemption Registration
Rule Text

For more information about the workshop, please contact Mr. Chad Huff, Public Information Manager, at 1-800-749-7453, or e-mail him at chad.huff@dot.state.fl.us

Public participation was solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. If you have any questions, please contact Chad Huff, Public Information Manager, at Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, 1-800-749-7453. Anyone requiring special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991 or in need of translation should contact Justin Hannah at Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (407) 264-3822.

Toll Rate Rulemaking Public Hearing

Toll Rate Rulemaking Public Hearing

The Florida Department of Transportation is hosting a statewide Toll Rate Rulemaking Public Hearing to provide the public an opportunity to review and comment on proposed amendments to administrative rules regarding usage of FDOT Express Lane facilities by buses, registration of buses for use of FDOT Express Lanes and display of express lane toll amounts on road signs.

The hearing will also present and solicit comments on a new administrative rule regarding toll exemption registration on FDOT express lanes (excluding Florida’s Turnpike and 95 Express) and amendments to administrative rules regarding prosecution of unpaid toll violations and Toll-by-Plate billing procedures.


The Toll Rate Rulemaking Public Hearing will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 6:00 PM

This hearing will be held as a webinar, or live presentation, over the internet.

To register for the hearing, click here: GoToWebinar Registration


Site access is also available for those persons without computer/internet access at the following locations:

FDOT District 1 Office
801 N. Broadway Ave
Bartow, FL 33830
FDOT District 2 - Jacksonville Urban Office
2198 Edison Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32204

FDOT District 3 Office
1074 Highway 90
Chipley, FL 32428
FDOT District 4 Office
3400 W. Commercial Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309

FDOT District 6 Office
1000 NW 111th Avenue
Miami, FL 33172
FDOT District 7 Office
11201 N. Malcom McKinley Drive
Tampa, FL 33612

Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise Auditorium
Turnpike Mile Post 263, Building 5315
Ocoee, FL 34761


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Rule 14-100.002: Prosecution of Unpaid Toll Violations
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Rule 14-100.003: Express Lanes
Rule Text

Rule 14-100.004: 95 Express Toll Exemption Registration
Rule Text

Rule 14-100.005: Video Billing
Rule Text

Rule 14-100.006: Express Lane Toll Exemption Registration
Rule Text

For more information about the hearing, please contact Mr. Chad Huff, Public Information Manager, at 1-800-749-7453, or e-mail him at chad.huff@dot.state.fl.us

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. If you have any questions, please contact Chad Huff, Public Information Manager, at Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, 1-800-749-7453. Anyone requiring special accommodations for the meeting under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991 or in need of translation should contact Justin Hannah at Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (407) 264-3822 at least seven calendar days prior to the meeting