Orlando South Ultimate Interchange PD&E Study (FPID# 438547-1)

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Abra Horne
Project Manager for
Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (HNTB)
P.O. Box 613069
Ocoee, FL 34761-3069
Abra.Horne@dot.state.fl.us
407.264.3019


Rax Jung, Ph.D., P.E.
Project Development Engineer
Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise
P.O. Box 613069
Ocoee, FL 34761-3069
Rax.Jung@dot.state.fl.us
407.264.3870

Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study at Florida’s Turnpike (SR 91) and Beachline Expressway (SR 528) Financial Project ID Number: 438547-1 | Efficient Transportation Decision Making (ETDM) Number: 14294

Public Hearing Date


anticipated fall 2019

(Click box for additional meeting information)

Study Background

The Florida Department of Transportation, Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise 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. The principal goals of the project include:

  • Enhance safety
  • Address existing and future traffic needs
  • Improve travel time reliability
  • Provide long-term mobility
This PD&E Study will evaluate:
  • 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
  • Future express lane implementation

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). The Study Area Map shows the project study limits.

Study Area Map

Project Description

The specific project limits for the Study are:

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

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.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise 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

Using Emerging Technology to Improve Quality of Life

The future of transportation is already here. Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise is leading the region by planning for a safer, more efficient, and more technologically advanced transportation system. Emerging transportation technologies will be considered in the Orlando South Ultimate Interchange PD&E Study to address the transportation goals.

This PD&E Study will evaluate:

  • 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
  • Future express lane implementation

The Study is also identifying potential solutions that embrace emerging transportation technologies. As we look to integrate all these project goals into the overall design, a key element of the Study will be consideration for new, emerging transportation technologies. There are several technologies that can be accommodated in new projects to help improve safety, create efficiency, and minimize environmental impacts.

Do you have an idea for a technology to be considered as part of this Study? Click here and submit your idea.

Public Hearing Date


anticipated fall 2019

(Click box for additional meeting information)

Schedule

Please note schedule is subject to change.

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The Orlando South Ultimate 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 is scheduled for January 29, 2019 (Click here for meeting materials).

After this Public Information Meeting, a future Public Hearing will be scheduled for late 2019. The recommended alternative will be presented at that time.

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 website (left) or use the form in the Stay Connected section, at least seven days (7) before the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Voice).

Documents

Public Information Meeting Materials – January 29, 2019

Videos

Newsletters

January 2019 December 2017

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Abra Horne
Project Manager for
Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (HNTB)
P.O. Box 613069
Ocoee, FL 34761-3069
Abra.Horne@dot.state.fl.us
407.264.3019

For information in Spanish, please contact: (Para información en español por favor contacte:)

Juliette Valencia
Public Information Specialist for
Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (WSP USA)
P.O. Box 9828
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33310-9828
(954) 934-1276
Juliette.Valencia@dot.state.fl.us

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

Katharine (“Katie”) Mitzner, M.A.
Public Information Officer for
Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (WSP USA)
P.O. Box 613069
Ocoee, FL 34761
(407) 264-3064
Katharine.Mitzner@dot.state.fl.us

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