May 1st “news release” from the Florida Department of Transportation & Florida Turnpike Enterprise:

Florida’s Turnpike will host open house Tuesday, May 14, to discuss proposed widening project in Miami-Dade County

The Florida Department of Transportation, Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, will host a public information meeting/open house to discuss the project development and environment study for the proposed fdotwidening of Florida’s Turnpike from Campbell Drive (Exit 2) to U.S. 1 (Exit 12) in Miami-Dade County.

The informal open house meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Miami-Dade College Homestead Campus, Building F, 500 College Terrace, Homestead, Florida 33030.

The public is invited to attend and express their views concerning the location and conceptual design, as well as the social, economic and environmental effects of the proposed improvements. Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise representatives will be available to discuss the project and answer questions.

The proposed 11-mile project will add roadway capacity to meet existing and future travel demand for the year 2040. [Really?]

For more information or to provide comments about this project, please contact Project Manager Henry Pinzon at or 1-800-749-PIKE, ext. 3802.


Your participation is needed, Miami-Dade County!

  • Do we wish to use our tax dollars to further expand (tolled) highways? 
  • How is FDOT deriving its population growth and land-use change projections for 2040?
  • Do we wish to expand highways to accommodate, intensify, and accelerate the already rampant suburban sprawl in the southern parts of Miami-Dade County?


2 Responses to Florida Turnpike Expansion “Open House”

  1. Dave says:

    Why? There is no traffic on that section of the turnpike. Or are they trying to make further deep South Dade development and UDB expansion easier? The only justification is if they assume a lot more people are going to be living down south than live there now (see Busway conversion to freeway as well). All the northbound traffic the turnpike has is from the 152nd Street to 874 exit and at the weird 3 lane to 5 lane to 4 lane back to 3 lane cluster-f between Kendall Dr and Bird Road.


  2. ajozz says:

    agreed with Dave, spend the money and improve the areas that need to be improved.


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