Sawgrass Expressway PD&E Study Florida's Turnpike


The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, has recently started 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. 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 express lanes along the corridor and improvements to the interchanges at US 441, Lyons Road and Florida’s Turnpike as well as the Powerline Road intersection. The PD&E Study will evaluate the social, economic, physical and environmental impacts associated with the potential improvements.

Project Study Area

This project includes the Sawgrass Expressway from west of US 441 to east of Powerline Road, a total length of approximately 4 miles. The project also includes two miles of the Florida’s Turnpike from Wiles Road to Hillsboro Boulevard. The study area includes the US 441, Lyons Road and Florida’s Turnpike interchanges as well as the adjacent signalized intersections and the Powerline Road intersection. The study area traverses the cities of Parkland, Coral Springs, Coconut Creek and Deerfield Beach, as well as an area of unincorporated Broward County.

Project Study Area

This PD&E study is shown in turquoise on the map below and designated with a star. This Study will also be coordinated with other adjacent studies/projects including the Sawgrass Expressway PD&E Study between south of Sunrise Boulevard and south of US 441.

Project Study Area

Study Resources

Project Kick-Off Meeting

About The Study

Flow Chart

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 people, property owners, tenants and leaseholders within 300 feet of the project limits, including state and local officials, government organizations and other groups. Information will be available through newsletters, 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.

If you would like to obtain additional project information, be added to the mailing list or arrange a meeting, please see the “Contact Us” section.

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Public Notices

Public Notice 11/10/2016

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Public Kick-off Meeting – November 15, 2016 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Hotel.

Project Kick-Off Meeting

Study Schedule

The PD&E Study began in Spring 2016 and is anticipated to be completed by Spring 2018. Over the next several months, the Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise will begin the engineering and environmental analysis and identify viable alternatives within the project limits. These viable alternatives will be presented at a future Alternatives Public Information Meeting.

Please note schedule is subject to change.