A History of Providing Safe and Convenient Transportation

Construction on Florida’s Turnpike began in the mid-1950s, and the first 110-mile stretch was completed in 1957. Prior to Florida’s Turnpike, most customers traveling through Central Florida used U.S. 27. Now Florida’s Turnpike handles the bulk of traffic from Orlando to Florida’s major east coast cities and is used by nearly 3 million customers each day.

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