Orlando South Banner

Introduction

Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE), part of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), is conducting a Project Development & Environment (PD&E) study for the Orlando South Ultimate Interchange at Florida’s Turnpike (SR 91) and Beachline Expressway (SR 528), in Orange County, Florida.

Project Development Process Graphic

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, who collect and analyze project-related information to determine social, economic, physical and environmental impacts. Afterward they develop the best solution for a community’s transportation needs.

Click here to see the PD&E Process video.

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.

Click here to see the Turnpike Traffic Noise video.

Project Background

The principal goals of the project are to:

Orlando South Schedule Graphic

This PD&E study will evaluate:

  • New and Improved ramp connections between Florida’s Turnpike (SR 91) and Beachline Expressway (SR 528)
  • Implementation of All-Electronic Tolling (AET)
  • Improved traffic operations on other local roads

During the PD&E study, multiple opportunities will be scheduled for the community to provide input. The PD&E study will include analysis of the No-Build Alternative (which would result in no improvements to the study area, if selected).

Study Area

The specific project limits for the study are:

  • Florida’s Turnpike (SR 91) from south of Taft Vineland Road to Sand Lake Road (SR 482)
  • Beachline Expressway (SR 528) from west of John Young Parkway (CR 423) to east of the Beachline West Toll Plaza
Orlando South Map

Environment

The natural environment is a critical foundation of the regions’ economy and quality of life. Access to high quality rivers, parks, forests, and preserves is an important draw for residents and visitors. The study area is located in a highly developed area with retail, heavy commercial, and industrial land uses. No impacts are anticipated to high-quality natural areas, public parks or preserves within the study area.

FTE will work collaboratively with its environmental partners to ensure that as new transportation projects are considered, they are located in places that would not sever important connections in natural systems, or that they are designed to allow wildlife to safely pass through.

Innovation

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

The Orlando South Interchange PD&E Study began in Summer 2017. Over the past year, project activities have included data collection, traffic analysis, development of feasible alternatives and public outreach. Opportunities for public input will continue to be provided throughout the Study. Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise encourages the public to be involved throughout this Study by providing comments, asking questions, and offering suggestions. A Public Information Meeting was held on January 29, 2019. Meeting materials are listed below in the documents section.

A Public Hearing scheduled for March 24, 2020 has been postponed. 

Orlando South Schedule Graphic

Schedule is subject to change. 

Documents

Stay Connected

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.

Project Manager for Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (HNTB tean)

Rax Jung, Ph.D., P.E.

Project Development Engineer
Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise

For information in Spanish, please contact:

Para information en espańol por favor contacte:

Juliette Valencia

Community Outreach Manager
Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (WSP USA)

Media inquiries should be directed to the FDOT, Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, Public Information Office using the contact information below:

Stephanie Eisenberg

Community Outreach Specialist
Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (WSP USA)

If you choose to provide feedback on this site or in an email, such information is a public record under Florida’s Government in the Sunshine Laws and available for public inspection upon demand. Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status.

If you need special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or require translation services (free of charge), please contact the Project Manager using the contact information listed on this page. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD) or 955-8770 (voice).