If your travels take you to Orlando, here is some good information on Florida’s Turnpike system.
With 500 miles of beautifully maintained safe toll highways, Florida’s Turnpike system includes the Mainline from Miami to Central Florida, as well as the Homestead Extension, the Sawgrass Expressway, the Seminole Expressway, the Beachline Expressway, the Southern Connector Extension of the Central Florida GreeneWay, Veterans Expressway, the Suncoast Parkway, the Polk Parkway, the Western Beltway and the I-4 Connector. On average, 1.8 million motorists use Florida’s Turnpike each day.
Why take a toll road? Less highway congestion than the typical interstate or state road. Not to mention better maintained roadways. If you plan your trip using Florida’s Turnpike system, you’re likely to save time and frustration.
It may benefit you financially to purchase a SunPass, the prepaid toll program by the State of Florida. More information on the SunPass program is found at the end of this article.
The following roadways comprise Florida’s Turnpike system:
- Turnpike Mainline
- Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike
- Toll 589 – The Veterans Expressway/Suncoast Parkway
- Toll 417 – The Seminole Expressway/Central Florida GreeneWay/Southern Connector Extension
- Beachline Expressway
- Polk Parkway
- Sawgrass Expressway
- Western Beltway
- I-4 Connector
Florida’s Turnpike, also designated as State Road 91, is a user-financed, limited-access toll road that runs 312 miles, through 11 counties, beginning near Florida City in Miami-Dade County and terminating near Wildwood in Sumter County.
Homestead Extension Of Florida’s Turnpike
The Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike begins at the Miami-Dade4/Broward County line Milepost (47), travels west past Interstate 75 and continues south to the US 1 interchange (Exit 1) in Florida City, north of the Florida Keys.
Toll 589 – The Veterans Expressway/Suncoast Parkway
Toll Road 589, part of Florida’s Turnpike System, is a 57-mile, tolled, limited-access transportation corridor serving West Central Florida. It was constructed and completed as two separate roadway projects.
Toll 417 – The Seminole Expressway/Central Florida GreeneWay/Southern Connector Extension
Toll Road 417 is a 55-mile, tolled, limited-access transportation corridor serving Osceola, Orange and Seminole Counties, and is a joint project of the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority (OOCEA) and Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise.
Toll 528 – The Martin Andersen Beachline Expressway
The Martin Andersen Beachline Expressway (formerly known as the Bee Line) is a 40-mile east-west tolled, limited-access transportation corridor serving Central Florida and the Space Coast.
The Polk Parkway, Toll Road 570, is an expansion project of Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise. The Parkway is a 25-mile limited-access toll road connecting major Polk County cities to each other and to Interstate 4. Motorists enjoy a direct link between south Lakeland, Bartow, Auburndale, Polk City and the western suburbs of Winter Haven by way of the Polk Parkway.
Toll 869 – Sawgrass Expressway
The Sawgrass Expressway (Toll 869) is a 23-mile facility in Broward County. The expressway extends from its junction with Interstate 75 in Weston to its interchange with Florida’s Turnpike and Southwest 10th Street in Deerfield Beach.
Toll 429 – Daniel Webster Western Beltway
The Daniel Webster Western Beltway Part C is an 11-mile, $313 million, limited-access toll road providing an alternate north-south route between Florida’s Turnpike and Interstate 4. Located west of Orlando near the Disney/Celebration attractions corridor, the Western Beltway also provides easy access to Toll 417 (the Central Florida GreeneWay). Full interchanges are located at Interstate 4, Sinclair Road, US 192 and Western Way. A partial interchange is located at Seidel Road.
Prepaid Toll Program
Planning a vacation to Florida? Let Florida’s Turnpike and SunPass help guide you to your destination. Whether your travel itinerary includes spending time in Orlando, South Beach, Key West, or the Gulf Coast, SunPass, Florida Department of Transportation’s innovative Prepaid Toll Program, will help you save time and money when driving on Florida toll roads.
The SunPass Prepaid Toll Program is by far cheaper than paying individual tolls if your traveling through Florida.
For more complete information, please visit the Florida Turnpike website.
You can also get construction updates and tips on planning your trip by visiting the Florida Turnpike website.