Published On: Tue, Sep 17th, 2019

Florida Turnpike Undergoes $168 Million Construction

The construction project to improve the Florida Turnpike and the surrounding residential areas, has recently begun.

According to The Florida Department of Transportation’s August 26 letter, the expected improvements will cost $168 million.

The construction consists of opening up the Turnpike from two lanes to three lanes between the Lantana Toll Plaza and the West Palm Beach Service Plaza.

They will also be reconstructing the Hypoluxo Road bridge over Florida’s Turnpike in order to make room for road configuration.

Signage, pavement markings, signalization, lighting and drainage will also be improved.

A sound wall will also be built around the residential areas located adjacent to the Turnpike.

The project began towards the second week of September and its estimated completion is 2024.

Although there will be an attempt to minimize traffic and noise disruptions, Drivers should expect more traffic than usual due to lane closures and detours.

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