Work begins on Fla. Turnpike widening mission

Rendering by FDOT.

The Florida Division of Transportation (FDOT) has begun work on the $168 million mission to widen Florida’s Turnpike from north of Boynton Seaside Blvd. to north of Lake Price Highway, in accordance with The Palm Seaside Submit.

The mission is including a lane to extend the turnpike to a few lanes in every route alongside a 7-mile part between the Lantana Toll Plaza and the West Palm Seaside Service Plaza. The Hypoluxo Highway Bridge over the turnpike west of Lake Price should be reconstructed to accommodate the added lanes.

The widening mission contains higher signage, pavement markings, signalization, lighting, and drainage, which is anticipated to enhance security and visitors circulate. Sound partitions will even be constructed alongside qualifying adjoining residential areas. The work is anticipated to be accomplished in 2024 barring any points with climate or surprising issues.

Design initiatives are underway to widen the 14-mile part between Glades Highway and Boynton Seaside Blvd. from six to 10 lanes with two specific lanes and three normal toll lanes in every route. Two middle specific lanes will even be added in each instructions between Glades and Atlantic Ave. That development received’t start till after 2024 and is anticipated value greater than $500 million.