Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE), part of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), is conducting a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study for improvements to Florida’s Turnpike (SR 91) from south of Kissimmee Park Road to US 192 in Osceola County.
The PD&E study is the second phase of the FDOT project development process. Each PD&E study requires the combined efforts of professional engineers, planners and scientists, to collect data, develop and evaluate alternatives, conduct studies, prepare reports and gather input from the general public, applicable agencies, and interested parties. The goal of the PD&E process is to develop the best solution which meets the transportation needs and offers the greatest benefit with the least impact.
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 purpose of this PD&E study is to develop and evaluate project alternatives that would:
- Improve operations and safety
- accommodate travel demands
- improve evacuation and emergency response times
FTE identified the need to widen this portion of the Florida’s Turnpike (SR 91) to add capacity that will accommodate future traffic volumes of freight and passenger vehicles linked to the projected growth in population for the year 2045. The project improvements will include:
- widening of Florida’s Turnpike to eight lanes
- modifications to the existing Kissimmee Park Road interchange
- potential new interchanges
The No-Build (No Action) alternative will also be analyzed and compared against the Build alternatives during the PD&E study.
The project limits are from south of Kissimmee Park Road to the US 192 interchange. The total project length is approximately 4 miles.
The project’s potential effect on social, cultural, natural, and physical resources will be identified, along with potential mitigation measures. A State Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) is the expected level of environmental documentation for this project.
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.
Schedule is subject to change.
- Preferred Alternative Concept Plan
- Nolte Road Interchange Concept Plan
- Public Hearing Traffic Board 1
- Public Hearing Traffic Board 2
- Summary of Evaluation Results
- Draft State Environmental Impact Report (SEIR)
- Draft Noise Study Report
- Draft Preliminary Engineering Report
- Draft Pond Siting and Location Hydraulics Report
- Systems Interchange Modification Report
- Conceptual Stage Relocation Plan
- Draft Air Quality Technical Memorandum
- Draft Contamination Screening Evaluation Report
- Draft Letter of Geotechnical Engineering Exploration
- Draft Natural Resources Evaluation
- Draft Sociocultural Effects Evaluation Technical Memorandum
- Draft Utility Assessment Report
Project inquires, comments, innovation/technology ideas, or requests to be added to the project mailing list, can be mailed or emailed to:
Jazlyn Heywood, P.E.
Rax Jung, Ph.D., P.E.
Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise
For information in Spanish, please contact:
Para information en espańol por favor contacte:
Henry Pinzon, P.E.
Media inquiries should be directed to the FDOT, Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, Public Information Office using the contact information below:
Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (WSP USA)
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