Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability
Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability

Department of Transportation

Florida's Turnpike Enterprise

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 498-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)
  • First Coast Expressway in Clay and Duval counties (15 miles)

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?

Fiscal Year: 2021-22
Fund Dollars Positions
FLORIDA'S TURNPIKE SYSTEMS
FLORIDA'S TURNPIKE ENTERPRISE
1,387,499,075
372.00
TOTAL
1,387,499,075
372.00

Updates

Multi-use Corridors of Regional Economic Significance (M-CORES) Repealed. The 2021 Florida Legislature enacted Chapter 2021-161, Laws of Florida, that repeals M-CORES and instead creates programs related to arterial highway projects including

  • construction of controlled access facilities along U.S. Highway 19 necessary to achieve the free flow of traffic from the north end of the Suncoast Parkway to I-10 in Madison County. The project is to be part of the DOT work program and developed by December 31, 2035. This is similar to the Suncoast Connector that was in the original M-CORES, but the completion date is five years later; and
  • Preliminary Design and Engineering study to extend the Florida Turnpike from its northern terminus in Wildwood to a logical and appropriate terminus determined by DOT is to be completed by December 31, 2022. This road is similar to the Northern Turnpike Connector that was in the original M-CORES.

Florida's Turnpike now accepts E-ZPass. Travelers can now use one transponder to pay tolls throughout the eastern United States. Florida's Turnpike Enterprise now accepts E-ZPass, which is the system used by 17 other states: Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and West Virginia. To automatically pay E-ZPass tolls in these states, Florida drivers will have to upgrade to the SunPassPRO transponder, which costs $14.95 plus tax.

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?

Sections 20.23, 337.025, and 337.11 and Ch. 338, Florida Statutes.

Whom do I contact for help?

Florida's Turnpike Enterprise, 1-800-749-7453

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