Polk Parkway is Converting to Electronic Toll Collection (ETC)

Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) has begun converting the 18-mile portion of Polk Parkway/SR 570 to ETC between Interstate 4 (MP 0) and Old Dixie Highway/CR 546 (MP 18), in Polk County. This project includes replacing existing toll plazas with new toll gantries at Western Mainline and Central Mainline and replacing the existing ramp toll plaza at SR 540 with a new mainline toll gantry.

There are several benefits to converting to an ETC system: 

  • Time Savings – Customers do not have to stop to pay the toll and do not have to worry about searching for cash.
  • Improves Mobility and Enhances Safety — ETC allows drivers to travel at a steady pace which increases throughput in the travel lanes and improves safety and mobility along the corridor.
  • Reduces Emissions and Fuel Consumption — Due to the elimination of the acceleration and idling, vehicular emissions and fuel consumption are reduced.

Lane closures will generally take place during off-peak hours to minimize traffic congestion and delays for most drivers. Construction will take place during both daytime and nighttime hours. It is estimated this project will cost $31.6 million and construction is expected to be completed mid-2024.

For more information on the Polk Parkway electronic conversion project, please visit: Polk Parkway ETC Project.