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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?

Please refer to the General Tolling Requirements (GTR). Turnpike has created forms for the estimation of the structural design and detailing of gantries. A separate tab should be created for each gantry. The work estimated on these tabs includes the design and detailing effort for the Toll Equipment Structures (Gantries) and Foundations. Totals should roll up to Tab 18 – Other Structures. All other associated gantry tasks should be included on Tab 31 – Architecture.


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 Sign Structure Number Assignment Form which should be submitted. The forms also have the contact information for coordination purposes.


Since PDF files are required for submittal documents, is it ok to scan the hard-copy to PDF?

No, please print/plot/export to PDF format directly from the software used to create the files whenever possible. Scan hard copies only if absolutely necessary. This is done to preserve the clarity of the image, reduce the file size, and allow the use of Adobe’s ‘compare’ feature.

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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