Turnpike (SR) 91 Extension at Northern Terminus

FPID: 449743-2

Project Update

The proposed Northern Turnpike Extension is a project studied by Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, part of the Florida Department of Transportation, to address regional and statewide transportation needs. The project followed the Alternative Corridor Evaluation (ACE) process to identify and evaluate four corridors to lessen the demand on the transportation network in areas with significant population growth.

As with every proposed project under the Department, public feedback from local communities, government partners, and stakeholders are highly valued and necessary as part of the Department’s project development process.

Based on feedback received from across the four-county study area, there are significant concerns with portions of the proposed corridors. As a result, the Department has decided to complete the ACE study without recommending a specific corridor and will not pursue the project any further until options can be reassessed to include these important community concerns.

In an effort 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 sincerely appreciates all the input and efforts made on behalf of this project. We look forward to collaborating with the various communities for a shared transportation vision.

Project Background

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.

Study Area

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.

Environment

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.

Stay Connected

Project inquires can be mailed or emailed to:

Henry Pinzon, P.E.

Environmental Management Engineer for Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise

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Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status.

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