Florida's Turnpike south
Maintained by Florida's Turnpike Enterprise (FTE), the Sawgrass Expressway uses all electronic toll collection as it serves commuters from the city of Parkland south to Coral Springs, Tamarac and Sunrise. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Exit 71 is a parclo interchange, with access from the Turnpike to the Sawgrass Expressway southbound only. SR 869 extends 2.15 miles west along SW 10th Street through Deerfield Beach, from Interstate 95 to SR 845 (Powerline Road) nearby, where FTE maintenance takes over. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Florida 869 (Sawgrass Expressway) provides a bypass route south to Interstate 75 and Alligator Alley west across the Everglades to Naples and Southwest Florida. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Two-lanes partition from Florida's Turnpike southbound for Exit 71 and Florida 869 (Sawgrass Expressway). Florida 869 leads directly to I-75 south to Weston, Pembroke Pines and Miramar. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Passing over the Sawgrass Expressway, drivers along Florida's Turnpike southbound will reach the trumpet interchange (Exit 69) and access road to SR 834 (Sample Road) in two miles. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Florida's Turnpike separates the cities of Coconut Creek to the west with Deerfield Beach to the east on the initial mile south from the Sawgrass Expressway. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Florida 834 (Sample Road) is the first of two exits connecting the toll road with the cities of Pompano Beach and Coconut Creek. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Exit 69 departs Florida's Turnpike south for Sample Road. Florida 834 travels 9.49 miles overall west to Florida 817 (University Drive) at Coral Springs and east to U.S. 1 (Federal Highway) at Lighthouse Point. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Florida's Turnpike straddles the Coconut Creek and Pompano Beach city line southward to Exit 67 with Coconut Creek Parkway west and Martin Luther King Boulevard east. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Reassurance marker posted beside Tradewind Parks Natural Area, north of Copans Road. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Coconut Creek Parkway and MLK Boulevard were formerly apart of Florida 912. The east-west arterial links the Turnpike with U.S. 441 at Hammondville in the city of Margate and Florida 811 (Dixie Highway) in central Pompano Beach. Photo taken 07/25/17.
The Pompano Beach Service Plaza lies south of the SR 814 (Atlantic Boulevard) overpass in two miles. Photo taken 07/25/17.
SR 849 (NW 31st Avenue) stems south one mile from the Exit 67 access road to SR 814 (Atlantic Boulevard). Atlantic Boulevard parallels Cypress Creek Canal west to Margate and Coral Springs and east along Pompano Canal into Pompano Beach. There is no direct access to SR 814 from Florida's Turnpike south otherwise. Photo taken 04/19/08.
Florida's Turnpike passes by the North Campus of Broward College on the one mile approach to the Pompano Beach Service Plaza. The facility at milepost 65 is the second to last on the toll road southbound. Photo taken 04/19/08.
Continuing southwest, Florida's Turnpike passes through North Lauderdale on the ensuing stretch south 13 miles to Interstate 595, U.S. 441 and SR 84. Downtown Miami is 34 miles to the south. Photo taken 04/19/08.
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Crossing Cypress Creek Canal, Florida's Turnpike south reaches the left side ramp for the Pompano Beach Service Area. The facility falls between the north and south roadways Photos taken 07/25/17.
Lyons Road runs along the west side of Florida's Turnpike by Fern Forest Nature Center beside the service plaza. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Florida's Turnpike spans Lyons Road / NW 31st Avenue ahead of the Cypress Creek Toll Plaza. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Exit 62 follows Cypress Creek Toll Plaza with Florida 870 (Commercial Boulevard) in the city of Tamarac. Photo taken 07/25/17.
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The Cypress Creek Toll Plaza accommodates open road tolling with three SunPass-only lanes to the left with a 55 mile per hour speed limit. Two lanes otherwise depart to the outside for conventional toll booths with cash collection. Photos taken 07/25/17.
Expanded to eight lanes, Florida's Turnpike crosses over U.S. 441 just ahead of the trumpet interchange (Exit 62) and access road For Florida 870 (Commercial Boulevard). Photo taken 07/25/17.
SR 870 follows Commercial Boulevard west from Exit 62 to SR 817 (University Drive) in Tamarac and east across northern reaches of Fort Lauderdale to SR A1A (Ocean Drive) at Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. The state road totals 9.89 miles, and used to extend west to the Sawgrass Expressway (SR 869). Photo taken 07/25/17.
Florida's Turnpike completes its southwestern turn between the city limits of Lauderhill and Lauderdale Lakes. Photo taken 07/25/17.
29 miles remain along the Turnpike and I-95 south to Downtown Miami. The subsequent exits join the toll road with SR 838 (Sunrise Boulevard) at Plantation and the flyover ramp for I-595, SR 84 and adjacent U.S. 441. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Sunrise Boulevard doubles as SR 838 west from upcoming Exit 58 to SR 817 (University Drive). The commercial arterial extends from University Drive to Sawgrass Mills mall near the BB&T Center (home of the NHL Florida Panthers). Photo taken 07/25/17.
One mile of Sunrise Boulevard (Exit 58) on Florida's Turnpike south. SR 838 follows Sunrise Boulevard east to Central Broward Regional Park & Stadium, east Lauderhill, the Washington Park community and U.S. 1 (Federal Highway) in Fort Lauderdale. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Florida 818 travels 8.16 miles overall from Plantation to Florida A1A (Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard) at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Southbound Florida's Turnpike at the trumpet interchange (Exit 58) and access road to Sunrise Boulevard. This exchange will be converted to SunPass-only ramps.1 Photo taken 07/25/17.
Part of a $50 million project through late 2019, construction adds a new direct ramp from Sunrise Boulevard east to Florida's Turnpike south.1 Advancing southward, the Turnpike approaches the succeeding ramps for the I-595 Express Lanes (Exit 54X) and the Port Everglades Expressway mainline (Exit 54). Photo taken 07/25/17.
Interstate 595 and SR 820 (Hollywood Boulevard) represent the last two interchanges along the Florida's Turnpike mainline before the separation with the Homestead Extension. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Toll schedule sign for the forthcoming I-595 Express Lanes at Exit 54X. Following four years of construction, the managed lanes along Interstate 595 opened to traffic in March 2014. Photo taken 07/25/17.
A left side ramp provides direct access to the I-595 Express Lanes from Florida's Turnpike. The reversible lanes travel between the east and west roadways of Interstate 595, from I-95 at Fort Lauderdale to I-75 and SR 869 (Sawgrass Expressway) at Sunrise. Photo taken 07/25/17.
The east end of Interstate 595 provides a direct route to both Port Everglades and its cruise terminal, and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) via U.S. 1 south. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Interstate 595 (Port Everglades Expressway) constitutes a heavily traveled commuter route between Plantation and Davie to the west and Fort Lauderdale to the east. The freeway travels 12.86 miles from the exchange with I-75 and SR 869 to Eller Drive to the Port. Photo taken 07/25/17.
The I-595 Express Lanes run 8.80 miles overall, with connections to the I-75 Express Lanes south through Weston and Pembroke Pines. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Exit 54X partitions from the Turnpike mainline for the I-595 Express Lanes. All other traffic bound for I-595 uses a right side ramp (Exit 54) to the adjacent systems interchange with both the Port Everglades Expressway, the freeway frontage road system (SR 84), and U.S. 441 at Broadview Park and Hacienda Village. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Interstate 595 directly replaced Florida 84 as the primary east-west route from Alligator Alley (I-75) west to Naples and Fort Lauderdale. Florida 84 was relegated to the frontage road system of I-595, with an extent section branching north along Marina Mile Boulevard into Fort Lauderdale. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Passing under the flyover (Exit 54X) connecting the Turnpike south with the I-595 Express Lanes west. Photo taken 07/25/17.
An Interstate 75 trailblazer precedes the departure of Exit 54 to I-595, U.S. 441 and SR 84. Interstate 595 seamlessly transitions to I-75 northbound to north Weston and Andytown (U.S. 27). Photo taken 07/25/17.
This high flyover carries traffic between the I-595 Express Lanes and Florida's Turnpike to the south. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Exits 54 and 53 leave Florida's Turnpike south in quick succession. A lengthy collector distributor roadway leads south to SR 818 (Griffin Road) at Davie. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Florida 818 (Griffin Road) heads west from Florida's Turnpike 6.07 miles to Florida 823 (Flamingo Road) at Southwest Ranches. Photo taken 07/25/17.
A semi-directional T interchange joins Florida's Turnpike with the ramps to I-595, SR 84 and U.S. 441. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Griffin Road makes an S-curve east of the Turnpike to intersect parallel U.S. 441. The state road leads east to Dania Beach and U.S. 1 on the south side of FLL Airport. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Traffic merges onto Florida's Turnpike south from I-595, U.S. 441 and SR 84. Photo taken 07/25/17.
This confirming marker for Florida's Turnpike stands next to East Davie Nature Park. Photo taken 07/25/17.
The toll road reduces to six overall lanes beyond the diamond interchange with Griffin Road. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Mileage sign posted four miles north of Florida 820 (Hollywood Boulevard) and six miles from the first Homestead Extension off-ramp (Exit 47). Photo taken 07/25/17.
Florida's Turnpike briefly enters Seminole Indian Hollywood Reservation south of Broward Gardens. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino lies just east of here along adjacent U.S. 441. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Approaching the Sheridan Street overpass by John Williams Park, Florida's Turnpike leaves the Hollywood Reservation. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Upcoming Exits 49A/B separate traffic bound for Florida 820 west to Pembroke Pines and east into Hollywood. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Florida 820 lines Pines Boulevard across the city of Pembroke Pines and Hollywood Boulevard east through Hollywood to a trumpet interchange with Florida A1A (Ocean Drive). Photo taken 07/25/17.
An overall 20-mile route, Florida 820 extends west from Hollywood to U.S. 27 by the Everglades. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Exit 49A parts ways with Florida's Turnpike south for SR 820 (Pines Boulevard) west to the South Campus of Broward College and North Perry Airport (HWO). Photo taken 07/25/17.
Motorists headed east into Hollywood along SR 820 navigate through the original trumpet interchange (Exit 49B) and access road. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Florida's Turnpike makes a gradual curve west to the city of Miramar. Photo taken 07/25/17.
A series of arrow-per-lane (APL) signs precede the Florida's Turnpike split with the Homestead Extension. Photo taken 07/25/17.
The Homestead Extension uses all-electronic tolling with SunPass transponders or toll-by-plate options. The extension continues the exit numbering of the Turnpike mainline south to U.S. 1 at Florida City. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Exit 47 separates from the Homestead Extension to the immediate west of Turnpike mainline for SR 817 (NW 27th Avenue). Calder Casino lies just south of SR 852 (County Line Road), while SR 817 (University Drive) north leads back toward Hollywood via Pembroke Pines. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Florida's Turnpike expands to four southbound lanes at the Miramar Parkway (old SR 858) overpass. The Homestead Extension acts as a bypass around metropolitan Miami and Hialeah, along the corridor once proposed as the West Dade Expressway in the 1969 Miami Transportation Plan. Development lines the majority of the toll road now, with it providing the main commuter route to Cutler Bay, Homestead and the Florida Keys. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Two lanes partition from Florida's Turnpike south for the Homestead Extension. The Homestead Extension was constructed after the completion of the mainline south to the Golden Glades Interchange. Designated SR 821 and sometimes abbreviated as the HEFT, the toll road travels west 7.71 miles through Miramar to the Miami-Dade County line and 39.87 miles south to U.S. 1 at Florida City. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Three lanes continue south along the Florida's Turnpike mainline (SR 91) toward Golden Glades as the HEFT turns west to adjacent SR 817 (NW 27th Avenue) at Lake Lucerne and north Miami Gardens. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Entering Miami-Dade County, 3.34 miles of State Road 91 remain along Florida's Turnpike southbound. Photo taken 07/25/17.
A flyover shuttles motorists from the Turnpike north to the Homestead Extension southbound above the SR 852 (County Line Road) overpass. Photo taken 07/25/17.
A semi directional T interchange (Exit 2X) follows at Snake Creek Canal for Dan Marino Boulevard and adjacent Hard Rock Stadium. Hard Rock Stadium is the home of the NFL Miami Dolphins. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Exit 2X departs Florida's Turnpike south with two lanes for Dan Marino Boulevard (NW 199th Street), an east-west arterial along the south side of Hard Rock Stadium. An NFL Hall of Fame quarterback, Dan Marino's played for the Dolphins between 1983 and 1999. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Flyover ramps connecting the Turnpike with the Exit 2X access road to Hard Rock Stadium feature Miami Dolphins teal. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Formerly named Joe Robbie Stadium and Pro Player Stadium among others, Hard Rock Stadium opened in 1987. It dually hosted the Miami Dolphins and Florida Marlins, until 2011 when the MLB franchise relocated to a new venue south in Miami. A large canopy was constructed for the 2016 NFL season. Photo taken 07/25/17.
The remainder of Florida's Turnpike south from NW 199th Street travels to the Golden Glades Interchange with the Palmetto Expressway (SR 826) south, U.S. 441 (NW 7th Avenue) and Interstate 95. A lane drop occurs just south of Rolling Oaks Park. Photo taken 07/25/17.
The left lane leads to the continuation of SR 826 east from the Palmetto Expressway to NE 167th Street into North Miami Beach. Two lanes turn south at a wye interchange to both the Palmetto Expressway west to Miami Lakes and both U.S. 441 (NE 7th Avenue) and I-95 south into Miami. Photo taken 07/25/17.
The Golden Glades Toll Plaza consists of all-electronic toll (AET) gantries spanning both roadways. The main line plaza here was demolished by 2011. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Florida's Turnpike mainline partitions with the left-exit for SR 826 (NW 167th Street) east. The ramp for SR 826 (Palmetto Expressway) south quickly follows. The Palmetto Expressway comprises a 24.71 mile freeway encircling Miami from Miami Gardens south to Hialeah, Doral and Kendall. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Two lanes continue southward beyond the Palmetto Expressway off-ramp to Interstate 95 south through North Miami. I-95 ends in 12 miles just south of Downtown Miami. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Florida 826 trailblazer posted along the southbound ramp from Florida's Turnpike. The Palmetto Expressway sees a series of slip ramps with a frontage road system west through Miami Gardens. Tolled express lanes accompany a ten-mile stretch of Florida 826 south from I-75 to the Dolphin Expressway. Photo taken 07/25/17.
The Golden Glades Interchange Extension south to I-95 gains an auxiliary lane from SR 826 north to the exit for U.S. 441 (NW 7th Avenue). There is no direct access to Interstate 95 north toward Aventura and Hallandale Beach. Instead motorists are directed to use U.S. 441 north to its ramp for the freeway. Photo taken 07/25/17.
A second lane adds capacity for U.S. 441 (NW 7th Avenue) as the traffic advancing south to I-95 encounters a lane drop prior to the wye interchange. High speed flyovers above are a part of the tolled Express Lanes for I-95 leading south to I-195 and SR 112 in Midtown Miami. Photo taken 07/25/17.
Continue south on Florida's Turnpike

Sources:

  1. "Sunrise Boulevard and Turnpike Interchange Modification Project." Florida's Turnpike Enterprise fact sheet.


Photo Credits:

04/19/08, 07/25/17 by AARoads

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Interstate 95
Interstate 595 - Port Everglades Expressway
U.S. 441

Page Updated 09-18-2017.