The Suncoast Parkway 2 Phase 3 will be a four-lane (two lanes in each direction) toll facility that extends from CR 486 to US 19, a distance of approximately ten miles. The project will include the following:
- Completing a full interchange at CR 486 to accommodate northbound traffic movements.
- New Interchanges at CR 495 and US 19
- Two (2) Electronic Tolling Collection (ETC) locations
- Related drainage, lighting, highway signing, traffic signalization, guardrails, and sidewalks
- The continuation of the Suncoast Trail, part of Florida’s Statewide Greenways and Trails System
- Realignment of W. Dunnellon Road to allow for a new interchange at SR 589/US19
The proposed roadway is following the approved alignment that was developed during the Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study completed in 1998. The PD&E Study considered several alignment alternatives for the proposed extension of the Suncoast Parkway 2/ State Road (SR) 589. The chosen alignment was selected based on providing the most efficient corridor to minimize impacts to residential areas and environmentally protected lands and species.
The 1998 State Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) which was developed during this process was re-evaluated in 2010, 2017 and 2022 for other design phases. The Enterprise plans to perform another re-evaluation for the Phase-3 design segments after the Spring 2023 Public Information Meeting.
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:
Anil Sharma, P.E.
Consultant to Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise
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Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (WSP USA)
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