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Florida’s Turnpike Widening Project at Dolphin Expressway to Begin

Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise is scheduled to begin a widening project along Florida’s Turnpike Extension/SR 821, from SR 836/Dolphin Expressway to NW 106th Street, the week of October 14. This project includes the following improvements:

  • Widening the Turnpike to 10 lanes, between State Road (SR) 836/Dolphin Expressway to NW 106th Street/Flagler Station Boulevard
     
  • Widening Turnpike bridges over SR 836/NW 12th Street, NW 25th Street, NW 41st Street, NW 58th Street and the NW 74th Street Canal
     
  • Converting NW 117th Avenue, between NW 34th Street and NW 41st Street, into a northbound Turnpike entrance ramp and a slip ramp for local traffic continuing on NW 117th Avenue, north of NW 41st Street
     
  • Interchange improvements at SR 836 and NW 12th Street, including construction of three new ramps
     
  • Intersection improvements at NW 12th Street, NW 41st Street and NW 74th Street
     
  • Constructing sound walls along qualifying residential areas adjacent to the Turnpike
     
  • Asphalt milling and resurfacing, guardrail and fencing, lane striping, drainage, signage and lighting improvements

It is anticipated that these improvements will cost $245 million and construction is expected to be completed in 2024. Please note this schedule may change due to inclement weather or unforeseen conditions.

Efforts will be made to minimize traffic and noise disruptions, but lane closures, ramp closures and detours will be necessary. Closures will generally take place during off-peak hours and will be announced in advance in the Florida’s Turnpike weekly traffic advisory.

For more information about this project,
call  1-800-749-PIKE or go to  www.floridasturnpike.com.
Drivers may dial  5-1-1 for real-time traffic information
or visit  www.fl511.com before traveling.

 Fact Sheet

Palmetto Express

 Palmetto Express Lane Info - Spanish

Where can drivers enter the Palmetto Express Lanes NORTHBOUND?

At three locations:

  • Between W. Flagler Street and SR 836/Dolphin Expressway
    (This is the first entry point to the express lanes for drivers coming from SW 8 Street or south of SW 8 Street)
     
  • Between NW 36 Street and NW 58 Street
    (This is the first entry point to the express lanes for drivers coming from W. Flagler Street, SR 836/Dolphin Expressway, Miami International Airport, and NW 25 Street)
     
  • Between Okeechobee Road and NW 103 Street
    (This is the only entry point to the express lanes for drivers coming from NW 36 Street, NW 58 Street, NW 74 Street, and Palmetto Metrorail Station).

Note: Northbound drivers entering SR 826/Palmetto Expressway from Okeechobee Road, NW 103 Street and NW 122 Street will not have access to the Palmetto Express Lanes and must use the non-tolled general use lanes just like they do today.

Where can drivers exit the Palmetto Express Lanes NORTHBOUND?

At two locations:

  • North of NW 154 Street
    (This is the exit point from the express lanes for drivers heading to NW 67 Avenue/Ludlam Road or to any other location along SR 826/Palmetto Expressway eastbound, east of NW 67 Ave)
     
  • By connecting directly from the Palmetto Express Lanes to the I-75 Express Lanes. First exit from the I-75 Express Lanes northbound is just south of NW 170 Street.
    (This is the exit point from the express lanes for drivers on I-75 heading to Miami Gardens Drive in Miami Dade-County, Florida’s Turnpike northbound, Miramar Parkway, or any other location along I-75 north of Miramar Parkway in Broward County.)

Where can drivers enter the Palmetto Express Lanes SOUTHBOUND?

At two locations:

  • North of NW 154 Street
    (This is the only entry point to the express lanes for drivers coming from NW 67 Avenue/Ludlam Road or from any other location east of NW 67 Avenue).Drivers south of NW 154 Street will not have access to the express lanes southbound and must use the non-tolled general use lanes as they do today.
     
  • By connecting directly from the I-75 Express Lanes to the Palmetto Express Lanes. The entrance to the I-75 Express Lanes southbound in Miami-Dade County is just south of NW 170 Street
    (This is the entry point for drivers connecting directly from the I-75 Express Lanes to the Palmetto Express Lanes southbound)

Where can drivers exit the Palmetto Express Lanes SOUTHBOUND?

At three locations:

  • Between NW 103 Street and Okeechobee Road
    (This is the exit point from the express lanes for drivers heading to NW 74 Street, Palmetto Metrorail Station, NW 58 Street, and NW 36 Street)
     
  • Between NW 58 Street and NW 36 Street
    (This is the exit point from the express lanes for drivers heading to NW 25 Street, SR 836/Dolphin Expressway, Miami International Airport, W. Flagler Street, and SW 8 Street*)
     
  • Between SR 836/Dolphin Expressway and West Flagler Street
    (This is the exit point from the express lanes for drivers heading to SW 24 Street/Coral Way and any other location south of SW 24 Street/ Coral Way along SR 826/Palmetto Expressway southbound)

*Note: Southbound drivers on the Palmetto Express Lanes heading to SW 8 Street must exit the express lanes onto the non-tolled general use lanes between NW 58 Street and NW 36 Street. Southbound drivers exiting the express lanes between SR 836/Dolphin Expressway and West Flagler Street will not be able to access the exit ramp to SW 8 Street.

For information about the I-75 Express Lanes access points north of NW 170 Street in Broward County, please visit:  www.75-express.com.

 


New Traffic Pattern Alert

The Diverging Diamond Interchange will open

Monday, August 13th

Drivers will cross over to the LEFT or opposite side of the road under SR 836 at NW 27th Avenue.

Keys to Driving the DDI

  • Follow all traffic signals and pavement markings
  • For SR 836 on-ramps stay ine the far-left lane
  • Don not stop in the intersection

The Diverging Diamond Interchange