Widen Sawgrass Expressway (SR 869) PD&E

Introduction

Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE), part of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), is conducting a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study for the Sawgrass Expressway (SR 869) from south of US 441 (SR 7) to Powerline Road (SR 845), in Broward County. Along the Florida’s Turnpike Mainline, the study limits extend from Wiles Road to the Broward County line.

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.

Study Background

The PD&E study will address existing and future traffic needs, improved travel time reliability, enhanced safety and long-term mobility options along the corridor. It will also evaluate the social, economic, physical and environmental impacts associated with the potential improvements.

This PD&E study will evaluate improvement alternatives such as:

  • enhancing the local road (SW 10th Street)
  • upgrading the interchanges at US 441, Lyons Road and Florida’s Turnpike
  • improving the Powerline Road intersection
  • adding managed lanes along the corridor

Study Area

This PD&E study limits are shown in turquoise on the map below and designated with a star. The study team has been coordinating with FDOT District Four and will continue to do so. This study will also be coordinated with other adjacent studies/projects shown below.

Environment

The natural environment is a critical foundation of the region’s economy and quality of life. Access to high-quality rivers, parks, forests, and preserves is an important draw for residents and visitors.

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

Sawgrass-Environment

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

Schedule is subject to change.

Stay Connected

Project inquires, comments, innovation/technology ideas, or requests to be added to the project mailing list, can be mailed or emailed to:

Brian Ribaric, P.E.

Project Manager for Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (Atkins team)

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

Project Development Engineer
Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise

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

Para information en espańol por favor contacte:

 

Juliette Valencia

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

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

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