Florida's Turnpike South - Broward County and Miami Gardens

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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. 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. 07/25/17
SR 869 (Sawgrass Expressway) provides a bypass route south to Interstate 75 and Alligator Alley west across the Everglades to Naples and Southwest Florida. 07/25/17
Two-lanes partition from Florida's Turnpike southbound for Exit 71 and SR 869 (Sawgrass Expressway). SR 869 leads directly to I-75 south to Weston, Pembroke Pines and Miramar. 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. 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. 07/25/17
SR 834 (Sample Road) is the first of two exits connecting the toll road with the cities of Pompano Beach and Coconut Creek. 07/25/17
Exit 69 departs Florida's Turnpike south for Sample Road. SR 834 travels 9.49 miles overall west to SR 817 (University Drive) at Coral Springs and east to U.S. 1 (Federal Highway) at Lighthouse Point. 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. 07/25/17
Reassurance marker posted beside Tradewind Parks Natural Area, north of Copans Road. 07/25/17
Coconut Creek Parkway and MLK Boulevard were formerly apart of SR 912. The east-west arterial links the Turnpike with U.S. 441 at Hammondville in the city of Margate and SR 811 (Dixie Highway) in central Pompano Beach. 07/25/17
The Pompano Beach Service Plaza lies south of the SR 814 (Atlantic Boulevard) overpass in two miles. 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. 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. 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. 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 07/25/17
Lyons Road runs along the west side of Florida's Turnpike by Fern Forest Nature Center beside the service plaza. 07/25/17
Florida's Turnpike spans Lyons Road / NW 31st Avenue ahead of the Cypress Creek Toll Plaza. 07/25/17
Exit 62 follows Cypress Creek Toll Plaza with SR 870 (Commercial Boulevard) in the city of Tamarac. 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. 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 SR 870 (Commercial Boulevard). 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). 07/25/17
Florida's Turnpike completes its southwestern turn between the city limits of Lauderhill and Lauderdale Lakes. 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. 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). 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. 07/25/17
SR 818 travels 8.16 miles overall from Plantation to SR A1A (Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard) at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. 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 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). 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 07/25/17
Interstate 595 directly replaced SR 84 as the primary east-west route from Alligator Alley (I-75) west to Naples and Fort Lauderdale. SR 84 was relegated to the frontage road system of I-595, with an extent section branching north along Marina Mile Boulevard into Fort Lauderdale. 07/25/17
Passing under the flyover (Exit 54X) connecting the Turnpike south with the I-595 Express Lanes west. 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). 07/25/17
This high flyover carries traffic between the I-595 Express Lanes and Florida's Turnpike to the south. 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. 07/25/17
SR 818 (Griffin Road) heads west from Florida's Turnpike 6.07 miles to SR 823 (Flamingo Road) at Southwest Ranches. 07/25/17
A semi-directional T interchange joins Florida's Turnpike with the ramps to I-595, SR 84 and U.S. 441. 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. 07/25/17
Traffic merges onto Florida's Turnpike south from I-595, U.S. 441 and SR 84. 07/25/17
This confirming marker for Florida's Turnpike stands next to East Davie Nature Park. 07/25/17
The toll road reduces to six overall lanes beyond the diamond interchange with Griffin Road. 07/25/17
Mileage sign posted four miles north of SR 820 (Hollywood Boulevard) and six miles from the first Homestead Extension off-ramp (Exit 47). 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. 07/25/17
Approaching the Sheridan Street overpass by John Williams Park, Florida's Turnpike leaves the Hollywood Reservation. 07/25/17
Upcoming Exits 49A/B separate traffic bound for SR 820 west to Pembroke Pines and east into Hollywood. 07/25/17
SR 820 lines Pines Boulevard across the city of Pembroke Pines and Hollywood Boulevard east through Hollywood to a trumpet interchange with SR A1A (Ocean Drive). 07/25/17
An overall 20-mile route, SR 820 extends west from Hollywood to U.S. 27 by the Everglades. 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). 07/25/17
Motorists headed east into Hollywood along SR 820 navigate through the original trumpet interchange (Exit 49B) and access road. 07/25/17
Florida's Turnpike makes a gradual curve west to the city of Miramar. 07/25/17
A series of arrow-per-lane (APL) signs precede the Florida's Turnpike split with the Homestead Extension. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 07/25/17
Entering Miami-Dade County, 3.34 miles of State Road 91 remain along Florida's Turnpike southbound. 07/25/17
A flyover shuttles motorists from the Turnpike north to the Homestead Extension southbound above the SR 852 (County Line Road) overpass. 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. 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. 07/25/17
Flyover ramps connecting the Turnpike with the Exit 2X access road to Hard Rock Stadium feature Miami Dolphins teal. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 07/25/17
SR 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 SR 826 south from I-75 to the Dolphin Expressway. 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. 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. 07/25/17

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

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

Connect with:
Interstate 95
Interstate 595 - Port Everglades Expressway
U.S. 441
State Road 869 - Sawgrass Expressway

Page Updated 09-18-2017.

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