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Veterans Expressway/Suncoast Parkway

REGIONAL AND SYSTEMWIDE PROJECTS

GOLDEN GLADES TOLL PLAZA ALL- ELECTRONIC TOLLING & ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS
(Miami-Dade and Broward Counties)


Golden Glades Toll

Golden Glades Toll Plaza Now All-Electronic—All-electronic tolling at the Golden Glades interchange in Miami went into effect on January 26. A new toll gantry replaced the original Turnpike toll plaza, built in the 1950s.

Construction began in August 2012 to replace the Golden Glades toll plaza located at Milepost 0X in northern Miami-Dade with an all-electronic, no-cash tolling gantry. Following the conversion to all-electronic tolling, area motorists will encounter construction activities and nighttime lane closures thru late 2014. Click here for details.

Save time during construction by getting your SunPass now. Go to www.SunPass.com to purchase or to find a nearby retailer.

As part of the project, a new SunPass-only ramp is being constructed for southbound Turnpike motorists exiting at Hollywood/Pines Boulevard (Exit 49) and heading west.  Click here for a fact sheet.
In addition, the connector ramp from the Turnpike’s Homestead Extension to the northbound Turnpike is being widened.

TURNPIKE SYSTEMWIDE SERVICE PLAZA RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT

Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, an integral part of the Florida Department of Transportation, awarded a multi-million dollar, 30-year contract to operate the fuel and food concession business along the Turnpike to Areas USA FLTP, LLC. 

Under the terms of the contract, Areas will provide fuel, food concessions and convenience stores at the eight service plazas located along the 312-mile Turnpike mainline.

The new contract includes a capital investment of approximately $162 million, which incorporates upgrading and expanding the plaza buildings.

On November 1, 2010, Phase I construction began at the Turkey Lake, Canoe Creek, Ft. Drum, West Palm Beach, Pompano and Snapper Creek Service Plazas.

There will be no construction at the Okahumpka and Port St. Luce/Ft. Pierce Service Plazas until Phase I construction is complete.

The fuel brand is Shell. Florida Turnpike Services LLC operates the convenience stores and gas stations.  Last year, 37 million gallons of gasoline were pumped at Florida’s Turnpike fuel stations.

This contract does not include Road Ranger or towing services, which were awarded under separate contracts.

Under the new contract, the Turnpike will receive a guaranteed minimum of $9 million per year in concessions revenue until construction and renovation of the plazas is complete, then the guaranteed minimum will be $6 million per year.

The new contract produces close to 2,500 construction-related jobs.  In total, nearly 4,000 direct or indirect jobs are created or maintained as the result of this contract.

The new buildings feature Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

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NORTHERN TURNPIKE

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PALM BEACH COUNTY

TURNPIKE BRIDGE REPLACEMENT - PGA BOULEVARD (MILEPOST 109)

The Turnpike’s PGA Boulevard ramp bridge is being replaced with a higher bridge to provide additional clearance for tall vehicles.  The new bridge will have one additional westbound lane. Construction began in August 2012. It is anticipated the project will be completed in the fall of 2013. Approximate cost: $6.2 million. 

For additional project information, contact Christine Girardin at the public information office of Florida’s Turnpike by calling 954-975-4855, ext. 1276, or via e-mail at: Christine.Girardin@dot.state.fl.us.

 

 

 

 

BROWARD COUNTY

SAWGRASS EXPRESSWAY ALL-ELECTRONIC TOLLING  CONVERSION

All-electronic, no-cash tolling on the Sawgrass Expressway went into effect in April 2014, and all motorists now pay tolls with SunPass or TOLL-BY-PLATE. Construction began July 2013 and will continue through early 2015. While construction is underway, motorists will encounter nighttime lane closures — generally between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday night through Thursday night — on the ramps, toll plazas and through lanes. Ramps may also have periodic weekend shut-downs, and traffic will be detoured. Click here to view and print a project fact sheet.

Deerfield After AET Conversion

This is how the Sawgrass Expressway will look, just west of the Florida’s Turnpike interchange, after the existing toll booths are removed and all tolls are collected electronically with SunPass or TOLL-BY-PLATE.

Approximate cost: $40.6 million. For additional project information, contact Sonyha Rodriguez-Miller at the public information office of Florida’s Turnpike by calling 954-975-4855, ext. 1276, or via e-mail at: Sonyha.Rodriguez-Miller@dot.state.fl.us.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

TURNPIKE AUXILIARY LANES - NW 74TH ST. TO NW 106TH ST.  - AND SOUND WALLS

Auxiliary lanes are being constructed between Northwest 74th Street and Northwest 106th Street, and the existing sound barrier walls will be extended further north along nearby homes. The project also entails asphalt milling and resurfacing, drainage improvements, traffic improvements that include the installation of two new cantilever sign structures, and replacement of the highway lighting system. Construction began in August 2013 and is anticipated to continue through the fall of 2014. Approximate cost: $6.5 million.

For the location of the new sound barrier walls, click here.

For additional project information, contact Sonyha Rodriguez-Miller at the public information office of Florida’s Turnpike by calling 954-975-4855, ext. 1276, or via e-mail at: Sonyha.Rodriguez-Miller@dot.state.fl.us.

TURNPIKE WIDENING, EXPRESS LANES AND INTERCHANGE IMPROVEMENTS
FROM NORTH OF SW 184TH STREET/EUREKA DR.
TO SOUTH OF SW 104TH STREET /KILLIAN PKWY.


Driving Piles to Widen the 168th St. BridgeThe Turnpike will be widened to 12 and eight lanes. Express Lanes, similar to those on I-95, will be constructed. Sound barrier walls will be built along qualifying residential areas along both sides of the Turnpike. The Turnpike/State Road 874 interchange will be realigned. Work also includes asphalt milling and resurfacing, bridge widening, landscaping, drainage, lighting, signage and traffic signal improvements on local roads. Construction began in March 2014 and is scheduled for completion in late 2016. Approximate cost: $145.3 million.

Project fact sheet - English                    Project fact sheet - Español
Click here for a graphic of the project corridor.
For the location of the new sound barrier walls, click here.

For additional project information, contact Sonyha Rodriguez-Miller at the public information office of Florida’s Turnpike by calling 954-975-4855, ext. 1276, or via e-mail at: Sonyha.Rodriguez-Miller@dot.state.fl.us.

TURNPIKE WIDENING, SOUND WALLS AND EXPRESS LANES - SW 216th ST. TO EUREKA DR.

The Turnpike will be widened from four lanes to six, eight and 10 lanes. Express Lanes, similar to those on I-95, will be constructed. Sound barrier walls will be built along residential areas on the east side of the Turnpike. Work also includes asphalt milling and resurfacing, bridge widening, drainage, lighting, signage and traffic signal improvements on local roads. Construction began in August 2013 and is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2016. Approximate cost: $40.9 million.

Project fact sheet - English                     Project fact sheet - Español 
For the location of the new sound barrier walls, click here.

For additional project information, contact Sonyha Rodriguez-Miller at the public information office of Florida’s Turnpike by calling 954-975-4855, ext. 1276, or via e-mail at: Sonyha.Rodriguez-Miller@dot.state.fl.us.

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ST. LUCIE COUNTY

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MARTIN COUNTY

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POLK COUNTY

POLK PARKWAY (SR 570) MILLING AND RESURFACING PROJECT (MILEPOSTS 8 TO 21)

This $15.4 million project includes milling and resurfacing the roadway and paved shoulders, including ramps, from Mile Post (MP) 8.1 to 21.7. The project includes reconstructing the side slope embankment from MP 9.49 to 9.51, and from 18.4 to 18.9. Full-depth reconstruction of the roadway will occur from MP 14.9 to 17.3. 

The project runs from the Western Mainline Toll plaza through the Central and to the Eastern Mainline Toll Plaza.  This includes the two-lane section from Old Dixie Highway to the Eastern Mainline Plaza.   The area of deep reconstruction is between Exit 14, SR 540, and east of Exit 17, US 92.

Milling and resurfacing began on June 17, 2012. This project is scheduled for completion in July of 2013.

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VETERANS EXPRESSWAY/SUNCOAST PARKWAY (SR 589)

 

VETERANS EXPRESSWAY WIDENING AND CONVERSION TO ALL-ELECTRONIC TOLLING (MILEPOSTS 3-14)

This $380 million improvement project widens 11 miles of the Veterans Expressway (Toll 589) in Hillsborough County, providing much needed congestion relief to this regionally significant corridor.

The improvements, which are divided into five separate projects, double the capacity of the highway from four to eight lanes by adding two new lanes in each direction between Memorial and Gunn Highways and include future widening from Gunn Highway to Van Dyke Rd. These improvements complete the eight lanes of capacity for the full length of the Expressway. Due to right-of-way constraints and surrounding development, this construction represents the last physical widening of the Veterans Expressway. The widening improvements include reconstruction of 38 existing bridges and construction of three new bridges.

The current widening project also includes a concurrent project to convert the section of highway from Memorial Highway to Van Dyke Road to all-electronic tolling (AET) providing non-stop travel to the nearly 157,000 customers who travel the Veterans Expressway on a daily basis.

By mid 2014, the Veterans Expressway will eliminate cash toll collection in favor of all-electronic tolling, although roadway construction will continue. After conversion, motorists who choose the Veterans Expressway must have a SunPass prepaid toll account or they will be mailed a bill and charged a monthly invoice fee.  Seventy-five percent of the 150,000 motorists who travel Toll 589 every day already use SunPass to pay tolls.

The project also introduces the Express Lane concept to the region.  A congestion management tool, Express Lanes offer motorists a choice that provides an opportunity for a through-trip, with greater trip reliability and safety.

    Veterans Expressway Projected Completion Dates for Widening Projects and Conversion to All Electronic Tolling

    Widening Projects

Phase I Widening—Memorial to Gunn Highway—Under construction—Completion in 2015 and 2016
Phase II Widening—Gunn Highway to Sugarwood Toll Plaza—Funded for Design/Build construction beginning in Fiscal Year 2014
Phase III Widening—Sugarwood Toll Plaza to Van Dyke Road—Funded for Design/Build construction beginning in Fiscal Year 2015

    Conversion to All Electronic Tolling (Elimination of Cash Toll Collection)

Memorial to Gunn Highway—Under construction, scheduled for implementation by late spring 2014
Gunn Highway to Van Dyke—Under construction, scheduled for implementation by summer 2014

MILLING AND RESURFACING PROJECTS (MILEPOSTS 37-55)

These projects, totaling $20 million, include resurfacing the Suncoast Parkway in Hernando County from County Line Road to US 98.  This includes signing and pavement markings, installation of high-tension median cable barrier, and roadside and drainage enhancements that include raising the roadway north- and southbound at the US 98 ramps and expanding the pond on the west side of the roadway.

The Suncoast Trail is affected between Landfill Road and US 98.  

Lane, ramp and trail closures/detours will be noted in upcoming traffic advisories well in advance of the work.

These projects include daytime lane closures.

The southbound roadway improvements are scheduled for completion by September 1.  The remainder of the project will be completed in phases in fall and late fall 2014.

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