Introduction

Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE), part of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), is conducting a Project Development & Environment (PD&E) study for improvements to Florida’s Turnpike (SR 91) from south of I-595 to Wiles Road in Broward County.

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.

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The purpose of this PD&E study is to develop and evaluate project alternatives that would:

  • relieve congestion
  • improve safety
  • accommodate travel demands
  • improve system linkage
  • enhance and maintain South Florida’s economic and employment viability
  • enhance evacuation routes
  • avoid and minimize environmental impacts

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.

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Project Background

FTE identified the need to widen (add capacity to) this portion of Florida’s Turnpike to accommodate forecasted traffic volumes of freight and passenger vehicles for the year 2045. The project improvements will include:

  • widening of Florida’s Turnpike to ten lanes
  • modifications to existing interchanges
  • potential new interchanges

The No-Build (No Action) alternative will also be analyzed and compared against the Build alternatives during the PD&E study.

Study Area

The study limits are along Florida’s Turnpike (SR 91) from south of I-595 to Wiles Road. The total project length is approximately 17 miles.

Study Area Map

Environment

The natural environment is a critical foundation of the region’s economy and quality of life. The study area is located in a highly developed region of Broward County surrounded by residential, commercial, and industrial land uses. No significant impacts are anticipated to high-quality natural areas, public parks, or preserves.

The potential social, economic and environmental effects of the project alternatives will be identified, along with potential mitigation measures. A State Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) is the expected level of environmental documentation for this project.

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:

Jazlyn Heywood, 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)

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).