The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE), is conducting a Project Development and Environment Study for Florida’s Turnpike (SR 91) Widening from Jupiter (Indiantown Road) to Ft. Pierce (Okeechobee Road), in Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties, Florida.
FTE identified the need to widen this portion of Florida’s Turnpike (SR 91) to add capacity that will accommodate future traffic volumes of freight and passenger vehicles linked to the projected growth in population and industry for the year 2045. Florida’s Turnpike is also a major evacuation route for Southeast Florida.
Numerous bridge structures will need to be widened or reconstructed along with the roadway. The project corridor includes crossings of the Loxahatchee River and St. Lucie Canal. Potential reconfiguration of existing interchanges and new interchange access locations will also be considered as part of the PD&E study. It is anticipated at this time that a majority of the improvements will stay within the existing right of way.