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REGIONAL AND SYSTEMWIDE PROJECTS

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

Turnpike All-Electronic Tolling Conversion
Hollywood/Pines Boulevard and Griffin Road Interchanges


The new toll gantry structure is now on site at the Hollywood Boulevard interchange, and work crews are installing the wiring and tolling equipment.  All-electronic toll collection is anticipated to begin in the fall.

Construction to implement all-electronic tolling at the Turnpike’s Hollywood/Pines Boulevard (Exit 49) and Griffin Road (Exit 53) began in September 2014.

Construction entails fabrication and installation of tolling gantries on the ramps and removal of various existing tollbooths and structures.  Additional work consists of toll plaza building modifications, roadway improvements, signalization, and signing and pavement markings.

The 10.6 million project also includes improvements at the Turnpike’s Northwest 199th Street/Dolphin Center and County Line Road interchanges.

It is anticipated cash tolling will be removed in the fall of 2015. However, work on the $10.6 million project is scheduled to continue through early 2016, and will take place during both daytime and nighttime hours.

Motorists may encounter nighttime lane and ramp closures. Nearby residents and businesses may experience noise, vibration and dust when construction crews are close by.
 

For more information, contact Sonyha Rodriguez-Miller at the Turnpike Public Information Office, 1-800-749-PIKE or Sonyha.Rodriguez-Miller@dot.state.fl.us.

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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 WIDENING, SOUND WALLS AND EXPRESS LANES – SUNSET DR. TO BIRD RD.

The Turnpike will be widened from six to 10 lanes, including express lanes, from north of Sunset Drive/Southwest 72th Street to north of Bird Road/Southwest 40th Street. Express Lanes, similar to those on I-95, will be constructed. Sound barrier walls will be built along residential areas on the west side of the Turnpike from north of Sunset Drive to south of Miller Road and along Kendall Regional Medical Center.

Work also includes asphalt milling and resurfacing, additional drainage, signage and lighting improvements, landscaping, and traffic signal improvements on local roads. Plans are being finalized for construction, which is anticipated to begin in early 2015 and continue through early 2018. Approximate cost: $54.4 million.

Project corridor aerial view (links to PDF)
Project fact sheet - English                      Project fact sheet – Español  (links to PDFs)
Sound barrier wall locations, Sunset Drive to Bird Road (links to PDF)

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 – KILLIAN PKWY. TO SUNSET DR.


The Turnpike will be widened from six to 10 lanes, including express lanes, from south of Killian Parkway/SW 104th Street to north of Sunset Drive/Southwest 72th Street. Express lanes, similar to those on I-95, will be constructed. Sound barrier walls will be built along residential areas east and west of the Turnpike from north of Killian Parkway to south of Kendall Drive and from north of Kendall Drive to south of sunset Drive. New toll gantries will be constructed. Work also includes asphalt milling and resurfacing, new lane striping and traffic delineators (“plastic poles”), additional drainage, signage and lighting improvements, landscaping, and traffic signal improvements on local roads. Plans are being finalized for construction, which is anticipated to begin in 2015 and continue through early 2018. Approximate cost: $73.9 million.

Project corridor aerial view
Project fact sheet - English                      Project fact sheet – Español
Sound barrier wall locations, Killian Parkway to Sunset Drive
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.

The 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

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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.

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

 

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