Sawgrass Expressway PD&E Study (FPID 437153-1-22-01)

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Abra Horne, AICP
Project Manager (HNTB) for
Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise
PO Box 613069
Ocoee, FL 34761
Abra.Horne@dot.state.fl.us
(407) 264-3019


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

Welcome

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise 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, Florida. Along the Turnpike Mainline, the study limits extend from Wiles Road to the Broward County line. Join the mailing list to stay connected and informed on the latest study developments.

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The study will address existing and future traffic needs, improved travel time reliability, enhanced safety and long-term mobility options along the corridor. This PD&E Study will evaluate improvement alternatives such as:

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

The PD&E Study will evaluate the social, economic, physical and environmental impacts associated with the potential improvements.

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 4 and will continue to do so throughout the PD&E Study. This Study will also be coordinated with other adjacent studies/projects shown below. If you have questions about the District 4 PD&E, please visit: www.sw10street.com

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About The Study

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A PD&E Study is an environmental and engineering process conducted by FDOT to determine social, economic, physical and environmental impacts associated with a proposed transportation improvement project. An important component of the process is public and agency involvement. The process follows Federal and State laws and regulations. It requires the combined efforts of professional engineers, planners and scientists who collect and analyze project-related information to develop the best solution for a community’s transportation needs while minimizing impacts.

The PD&E process is an integrated work effort involving engineering analysis and environmental evaluation, all accomplished within the context of a public participation program. The following are the key components of the process:

  • data collection,
  • traffic forecasts,
  • alternatives analysis and development (including a No-Project Alternative),
  • engineering analysis,
  • environmental analysis,
  • documentation,
  • public and agency involvement

The final phase of the PD&E process involves the preparation of preliminary engineering and environmental documentation.

Community Coordination and Public Participation

Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise encourages the public to be involved throughout the study by providing comments, questions and suggestions to the study team. Project-related information will be provided to interested parties, including property owners, tenants and leaseholders within 300 feet of the project limits, as well as state and local officials, government organizations and other groups. Information will be available through newsletters, the website, public information meetings and public inquiries. Newsletters will be available prior to each public meeting/hearing. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status.

Visit the “Stay Connected” of this website to be added to the mailing list or arrange a meeting with the study team.

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, or that they are designed to allow wildlife to safely pass.

Innovation

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 corridor for the future. Emerging transportation technologies will be considered in the PD&E Study to address the transportation goals and needs along the corridor.

The PD&E Study will identify corridor improvements that will:

  • reduced congestion,
  • create mobility choices,
  • improve safety, and
  • enhance evacuation routes

As the Turnpike looks to integrate these project goals into the overall design, a key element of the project will be consideration for new, emerging transportation technologies. There are several technologies that can be accommodated in a new corridor to help improve safety, create efficiency and minimize environmental impacts.

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

Documents

Public Notices

Two more public meetings are anticipated to be held to involve the public and stakeholders in the project development process. These public meetings will provide information regarding the project’s status and seek public input. The next public meeting will be the Public Information Meeting, which is tentatively scheduled for Early 2019. The purpose of this meeting is to present to the public the results of the study to date and to obtain comments.


Public Information Meeting Materials – TBD

Meeting Materials from Public Kick-Off Meeting - November 2016

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Stay Connected

There are a number of ways to stay connected and provide input to the Sawgrass Expressway (SR 869) from south of US 441 (SR 7) to Powerline Road (SR 845) PD&E Study. Comments can be provided and/or join the mailing list to stay connected and informed on the latest study developments. We invite your comments on the proposed improvements for the study.

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.

If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, please do not submit your e-mail address here. Instead, contact our office by phone or in writing for further assistance.


En Español

For information in Spanish, please contact: (Para información en español por favor contacte:) Henry Pinzon
(407) 264-3802, Henry.Pinzon@dot.state.fl.us

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.

If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, please do not submit your email address here. Instead, contact our office by phone or in writing for further assistance.

Pursuant to Section 119.011 (11), Florida Statutes, all electronic communications made or received by Florida's Department of Transportation, including its officers, employees and agents, are public records. Unless exempted under Section 119.07 (6), Florida Statutes or another statute, all public records may be inspected and copied by any person desiring to do so under the supervision of the custodian of the public records.

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Schedule

Public Meeting Date


Early 2019

The PD&E Study began in spring 2016 and is anticipated to be completed by 2019. Over the next several months, the Turnpike will conduct engineering and environmental analysis and identify viable alternatives within the project limits.

Two more public meetings are planned to update stakeholders and solicit additional public input.

Study results will be presented at the upcoming Public Information Meeting, which is tentatively scheduled for early 2019.

Viable alternatives will be presented at a future Public Information Meeting.

Please note schedule is subject to change.

Schedules

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