You are invited to a Public Information Meeting on this project. There are five participation options to select from:
- Virtually via a computer, tablet, or smartphone on Monday, September 25th, 2023 at 12:00 P.M. (Noon)
- By Telephone in listen-only mode on Monday, September 25th, 2023 at 12:00 P.M. (Noon)
- In-person on Tuesday, September 26th, 2023 at the New River Civic Center located at 60 Weston Road in Sunrise, Florida. The doors open to the public at 5:00 P.M. and the meeting begins at 5:30 P.M.
- Virtually via a computer, tablet, smartphone on Thursday, September 28th, 2023 at 5:30 P.M.
- By Telephone in listen-only mode on Thursday, September 28th, 2023 at 5:30 P.M.
Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, part of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), is planning to widen the Sawgrass Expressway SR 869 from south of NW 8th Street to north of Commercial Boulevard CR 870 from six to ten lanes. This corridor will be constructed in three segments and will enhance roadway safety, improve traffic operations, better facilitate emergency evacuations, and provide additional capacity to meet future traffic demands.
These projects are currently in the design phase. 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.
Key Improvements Includes:
- Widening from six (6) to ten (10) lanes
- Interchange improvements at:
- Sunrise Boulevard (CR 838)
- Pat Salerno Drive
- Oakland Park Boulevard (CR 816)
- Commercial Boulevard (CR 870)
- New interchange at NW 8th Street
- Bridge widening and reconstruction
- Stormwater management improvements
- New Electronic Toll Collection (ETC)
- Noise walls improvements
- These projects are currently in Design.
- Right of Way is funded in FDOT fiscal year 2024 and 2025
- Construction is funded in FDOT fiscal year 2025 and 2026
Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise is at the forefront of planning for a safer, more efficient, and technologically advanced transportation system for the future. The Enterprise continually seeks opportunities to integrate emerging transportation technologies that can help reduce congestion, create mobility choices, minimize environmental impacts and improve safety. The Enterprise 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.
Jason Christopher, P.E., ENV SP
Consultant to Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise
Community Outreach Specialist
Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise