What is the purpose of the program?
The purpose of Florida's Turnpike Enterprise
is to help meet the state's growing transportation needs and stimulate economic development through investment in Florida's infrastructure.
The Turnpike System strives to achieve this goal by delivering capital projects related to safety, capacity, access, preservation, and expansion.
What are the program's main activities?
The program engages in a number of activities to support turnpike operations, including planning, constructing, maintaining, repairing, and operating the turnpike system. Activities also include acquiring right-of-way needed to expand the turnpike system and resources necessary to support program services.
The turnpike enterprise provides toll operations for the turnpike system and operates seven department-owned facilities. The turnpike enterprise also is responsible for implementing the SunPass
electronic toll collection system.
What is the state turnpike system?
Florida's Turnpike is a 483-mile system of limited-access toll highways. The turnpike system
is composed of the following toll highways.
- Turnpike Mainline, extends from Interstate 75 in Sumter County south to Miami-Dade County and includes the Beachline West Expressway (320 miles)
- Veterans Expressway/Suncoast Parkway in Hernando, Hillsborough, and Pasco counties (57 miles)
- Seminole Expressway/ Southern Connector Extension of the Central Florida Green Way in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties (24 miles)
- Beachline East Expressway in Orange and Brevard Counties (22 miles)
- Polk Parkway in Polk County (25 miles)
- Sawgrass Expressway in Broward County (23 miles)
- Daniel Webster Western Beltway, Part C in Orange and Osceola counties (11 miles)
- I-4 Connector, a series of ramps that connect Interstate 4 with the Selmon Expressway west of 31st Street in Tampa (1 mile)
Who administers the program?
Florida's Turnpike Enterprise is administered by an executive director who serves at the pleasure of the Secretary of the Department of Transportation.
How are these activities funded?
Multi-use Corridors of Regional Economic Significance. The 2019 Legislature enacted Ch. 2019-43, Laws of Florida, which created this program within the department. The purpose of the program is to revitalize rural communities, encourage job creation, and provide regional connectivity by building three new toll roads: the Southwest-Central Florida Connector (Collier County to Polk County), the Suncoast Connector (Citrus County to Jefferson County), and 3) the Northern Turnpike Connector (northern terminus of the Florida Turnpike northwest to the Suncoast Parkway). Construction is planned from December 31, 2022, to December 31, 2030.
In February and March 2020, FDOT released initial policies and graphics for all three M-CORES corridors that include policies to enhance and protect existing roads, infrastructure, and environmental assets such as water flow and wildlife corridors. The maps show areas FDOT has committed to, as a starting point, that will not be impacted or that new corridors will not go through. A related report will be due to the Governor and Legislature in the fall of 2020.
Expressway Construction Projects. Construction is complete on the 15-mile northern section of the First Coast Expressway from I-10 in Duval County to State Road 21 (Blanding Boulevard) in Clay County. Construction has begun on the 20-mile central section from State Road 21 to County Road 209 in Clay County. The expressway is a 46.5 mile limited access toll road that will connect I-10 in Duval County to I-95 in St. Johns County. Suncoast Parkway 2 is under construction in Citrus County. This is a 13-mile northern extension of the existing toll road from U.S. Highway 98 to State Road 44.
Where can I find related OPPAGA reports?
A complete list of related OPPAGA reports is available on our website
Where can I get more information?
What are the applicable statutes?
Whom do I contact for help?
Florida's Turnpike Enterprise, 1-800-749-7453