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This project is being developed in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Please contact one of the Title VI  coordinators shown here to express any concerns regarding Florida Turnpike’s compliance with Title VI.

A PD&E Study determines if there is an engineering and environmentally feasible alternative to meet the future needs determined in the planning phase. It involves the preparation of preliminary engineering and environmental documentation.

Key components of the PD&E process include an evaluation of existing conditions, identification of future traffic needs, development of alternatives, and an evaluation of the alternatives based on environmental and engineering factors. An important component of the PD&E process is public and agency involvement. All findings and recommendations are documented at the end of the study. If a Build Alternative is selected, then the project will advance to the design phase. For more information on the PD&E Study process visit the project website, scroll down to the “Documents” section, and under “Videos” you will find the PD&E Process video.

The study limits extend along Florida’s Turnpike from south of I-595 at milepost 53 to Wiles Road at milepost 70. The project is located within Broward County. The following six existing interchanges are within the study limits: I-595, Sunrise Boulevard, Commercial Boulevard, Atlantic Boulevard Coconut Creek Parkway and Sample Road.

Improvements to Florida’s Turnpike are needed to improve travel time reliability. Currently, there is moderate to severe congestion during the morning and afternoon rush hours along the Turnpike and at interchange ramps. The proposed improvements are expected to reduce travel times substantially during peak periods.

The widening of the Florida’s Turnpike from south of I-595 to Wiles Road is needed to accommodate traffic demands, improve travel time reliability, and enhance safety. The proposed improvements are expected to reduce travel times substantially and enhance safety.

Improvements to Florida’s Turnpike are needed to accommodate year 2045 travel demands. In order to accommodate this demand, 10 lanes will be needed from south of I-595 to south of Atlantic Boulevard by 2025, and more than 10 lanes by 2040.

Eight lanes are needed now, from south of Atlantic Boulevard to Wiles Road, and 10 lanes will be needed within this segment by 2040.

As part of the study, Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise evaluated the potential social, natural, physical, and cultural effects of the project. Every effort was made to avoid or minimize impacts to these features. Impacts that cannot be avoided will be mitigated.

The evaluation matrix compares the Preferred Project Alternative to the
No-Build Alternative. The total project cost including construction, engineering, Construction Engineering and Inspection, right-of-way, and wetland mitigation, is estimated at approximately 2.5 billion dollars.

When comparing the No–build alternative versus the Build Alternative, the Build Alternative eliminates mainline backups reducing Turnpike travel time by 43% between I-595 and the Sawgrass Expressway. It also decreases the signal delay within the study area by 21%.

The build alternative also reduces congestion on local roads such as State Road 7, Commercial Blvd and Sunrise Blvd.

The build alternative will reduce future crashes which results in 245 million dollars economic crash cost savings over 20 years. Quality of life will also be improved with reduced congestion and commuting time, improved air quality and accessibility and reduced noise pollution with the addition of noise walls.

To accommodate growth, there are several PD&E, design, and construction projects near this PD&E Study. These projects alone do not accommodate all the anticipated traffic increases associated with the planned growth in this region. The Study Team will continue to coordinate with other Turnpike projects to the north and south of the study limits.

Following the Alternatives Public Information Meeting, public comments were reviewed in conjunction with the social, cultural, environmental, and engineering factors to reach a recommendation on a Preferred Alternative. The Preferred Alternative is shown at this Public Hearing. This study is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2024. Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

If you would like to speak with someone regarding this project, please contact one of the Turnpike representatives listed here.

Thank you for your interest in the Florida’s Turnpike Widening from south of I-595 to Wiles Road PD&E Study.