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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any special requirements for Turnpike structures?

No. Please follow the FDOT Structures Manual and the FDOT Design Manual (FDM).


What structures content should be included in an ERCAR?

Refer to the ERCAR Sample Outline which contains a detailed list of items to be addressed for structures.


Where do I estimate hours for the design and detailing of toll gantries?

Tab 18, Line 31 – Other Structures:  Estimated hours should be a lump sum for design and plans for all gantries.  The comment should provide the following information:  (2 cantilever gantries @ X hrs each, 1 accessible span gantry @ Y hrs).


I have new bridges and sign structures on my project, how do I obtain structure numbers?

Structure numbers are assigned by Turnpike Structures Maintenance. Please refer to the Bridge Number Assignment Form and the Sign Structure Number Assignment Form which should be submitted. The forms also have the contact information for coordination purposes.

What office do we apply to for a Utility permit?

Utility Permit Applications should be submitted to the Turnpike Maintenance Office:

US Postal Service Regular Mail Only
P.O. Box 9828
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

UPS, Fed-Ex or Courier
Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise
Turnpike Operations Center
Turnpike Milepost 65
Pompano Beach, FL 33069

(Note: It will show up as undeliverable in the address check systems. This is the correct address.)

Refer to the Turnpike Enterprise Business Permits website for additional contact information:


Submitted electronically through One Stop Permitting.

For the purpose of setting up FAA accounts associated with project coordination, who from the Turnpike should be designated as the “Sponsor”?

For FAA accounts, designate the “Sponsor” as Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) with the Turnpike Production Project Manager identified as the “Attention of”.

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Andra Diggs II, P.E.
Turnpike Design Engineer

Todd Bettger, P.E.
GEC Design Program Manager

Brandon Bobo, P.E.
GEC Design Program Manager

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