Widen Sawgrass Expressway (SR 869) PD&E

FPID: 437153-1

Introduction

Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE), part of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), is conducting a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study for the Sawgrass Expressway (SR 869) from south of US 441 (SR 7) to Powerline Road (SR 845), in Broward County. Along the Florida’s Turnpike Mainline, the study limits extend from Wiles Road to the Broward County line.

Project Development Process Graphic

The PD&E study is the second phase of the FDOT project development process. Each PD&E study requires the combined efforts of professional engineers, planners and scientists, to collect data, develop and evaluate alternatives, conduct studies, prepare reports and gather input from the general public, applicable agencies, and interested parties. The goal of the PD&E process is to develop the best solution which meets the transportation needs and offers the greatest benefit with the least impact.

Click here to see the PD&E Process video.

Noise Studies are performed in the PD&E phase and the Design phase, and re-evaluated if there is a major change in design to the roadway.

Click here to see the Turnpike Traffic Noise video.

Study Background

Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise has identified the need to improve this portion of the Turnpike and Sawgrass Expressway to improve reginal connectivity, accommodate forecasted traffic volumes of passenger and freight and vehicles, enhance safety, improve travel time reliability, and enhance emergency response and evacuation.

This PD&E study will evaluate improvement alternatives such as:

 

  • providing direction connections between Florida’s Turnpike and SW 10th Street local and future Connector lanes
  • upgrading US 441 and Lyons Road interchanges with Sawgrass Expressway
  • adding Thru Lanes along Florida’s Turnpike

 

The No-Build (No Action) alternative will also be analyzed and compared against the Build alternatives during the PD&E study.

Study Area

This PD&E study limits are shown in yellow on the map below and designated as Project One, FPID No. 437153-1. This study will be coordinated with adjacent studies and projects.

Environment

The project’s potential effect on social, cultural, natural, and physical resources will be identified, along with potential mitigation measures. A State Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) is the expected level of environmental documentation for this project.

Sawgrass-Environment

Innovation

FTE is at the forefront of planning for a safer, more efficient, and technologically advanced transportation system for the future. FTE continually seeks opportunities to integrate emerging transportation technologies that can help reduce congestion, create mobility choices, minimize environmental impacts and improve safety. FTE also recognizes that connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technologies hold unprecedented opportunities for enhancing mobility and increasing safety on our roadways.

If you have an idea for a technology or innovation that you would like to be considered as part of this study, please reach out to one of the contacts in the Stay Connected section below.

Schedule

Schedule is subject to change.

Stay Connected

Project inquires, comments, innovation/technology ideas, or requests to be added to the project mailing list, can be mailed or emailed to:

Jazlyn Heywood, P.E.

Project Manager for Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (Atkins team)

Rax Jung, Ph.D.,P.E.

Project Development Engineer
Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise

Media inquiries  should be directed to the FDOT, Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, Public Information Office using the contact information below:

 

Kerry French

Community Outreach Coordinator
Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise

Para information en espańol por favor contacte:

 

Juliette Valencia

Community Outreach Manager
Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (WSP USA)

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Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status.

If you need special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or require translation services (free of charge), please contact the Project Manager using the contact information listed on this page. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD) or 955-8770 (voice).