The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has completed the Alternative Corridor Evaluation (ACE) Study for the Northern Turnpike Extension without recommending a specific corridor and has submitted a Project Development Status Report to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives in compliance with Florida Law.
In the near term, to help address regional and statewide transportation needs, the Department is dedicating resources to prioritize improvements on the Interstate 75 corridor. Much of the feedback received from local communities during the ACE study recommended reviewing and prioritizing solutions for the I-75 corridor as part of the overall process.
FDOT appreciates all the input and efforts from the local communities, government partners, and stakeholders. We look forward to collaborating toward a shared transportation vision for the region and local area.
Senate Bill (SB) 100 (2021), codified in section 339.66(6), Florida Statutes directs FDOT to commence the PD&E Study for the Northern Turnpike Extension. A report summarizing the status of the PD&E must be submitted to the Governor of Florida, President of the Florida Senate, and Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives by December 31, 2022.
FDOT conducted an Alternative Corridor Evaluation (ACE) to evaluate the extension of Florida’s Turnpike (State Road [SR] 91) from its northerly terminus in Wildwood to a logical and appropriate terminus as determined by the Department.
The project followed the Alternative Corridor Evaluation (ACE) process which concluded in August 2022. The project was screened in the Efficient Transportation Decision Making (ETDM) process where input from the Environmental Technical Advisory Team (ETAT) regarding alternative corridors was collected. ETAT input helped to determine the feasibility of a proposed project and focus the analysis of the ACE.
The study area extends from Florida’s Turnpike’s northerly terminus in Wildwood to a logical and appropriate terminus as determined by FDOT and includes Citrus, Levy, Marion, and Sumter counties.
FDOT remains committed to promoting and preserving Florida’s environmental quality, community values, and economic prosperity in support of implementing the Department’s programs and projects. FDOT will continue to coordinate with communities to avoid resources that have substantial cultural, historic, or other significance.
- Alternative Corridor Evaluation (ACE) Report and Project Development Status Report – Submitted to the Governor and Legislature (Revised December 2022)
- August 2022 Press Release
- Alternative Corridor Evaluation (ACE) Report and Project Development Status Report (August 2022)
- Alternative Corridor Evaluation Report
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Henry Pinzon, P.E.
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