Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE), part of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), is designing a new interchange at Sand Lake Road (SR 482) and Florida’s Turnpike (SR 91) in Orange County. Design is the third phase of the FDOT project development process. Construction plans, specifications and final estimates to build a project are developed during this phase.
The interchange will provide full access to/from the northbound and southbound directions along Florida’s Turnpike.
This new interchange will:
- Enhance connectivity
- Provide long-term mobility options
- Address existing and future traffic needs
- Enhance access for emergency responders and during hurricane evacuations
Project improvements include the reconstruction of the Sand Lake Road bridges spanning over Florida’s Turnpike to accommodate the new ramps, turn lane improvements at the Presidents Drive and Sand Lake Road intersection, and new sidewalks along both sides of Sand Lake Road from John Young Parkway to Presidents Drive.
Noise Studies are performed in the PD&E phase and the Design phase, and re-evaluated if there is a major change in design to the roadway.
The new ramp connections from Florida’s Turnpike to Sand Lake Road will be signalized. The southbound off-ramp will tie into Sand Lake Road where the existing median opening into the Sand Lake Corners shopping center is located today. This median opening will be converted into a signalized intersection. The other ramp connections will be made closer to the Sand Lake Road bridges. See the study area map below.
Tolls will be collected on both the southbound off-ramp and northbound on-ramp using SunPass (or another interoperable transponder) or TOLL-BY-PLATE. This toll collection system is known as All-Electronic Tolling (AET) and does not provide cash lanes for toll collection. No tolls will be collected on the southbound on-ramp and northbound off-ramp. Highway lighting will be added to the interchange.
FTE is at the forefront of planning for a safer, more efficient, and technologically advanced transportation system for the future. FTE continually seeks opportunities to integrate emerging transportation technologies that can help reduce congestion, create mobility choices, minimize environmental impacts and improve safety. FTE also recognizes that connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technologies hold unprecedented opportunities for enhancing mobility and increasing safety on our roadways.
If you have an idea for a technology or innovation that you would like to be considered as part of this study, please reach out to one of the contacts in the Stay Connected section below.
Project inquires, comments, innovation/technology ideas, or requests to be added to the project mailing list, can be mailed or emailed to:
Jason Christopher, P.E.
For information in Spanish, please contact:
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Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (WSP USA)
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Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (WSP USA)
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