Florida's Turnpike


Florida's Turnpike (TPK), designated as the Ronald Reagan Turnpike is a north–south toll road. It was originally called Sunshine State Parkway. The road runs 312.522 miles (502.955 km) through 11 counties in the Florida peninsula. It starts from U.S. Route 1 in Florida City, running through Miami, Fort Lauderdale. At West Palm Beach, it runs parallel to Interstate 95, and then in Orlando, it crosses Interstate 4, to its northern end at Interstate 75 near Wildwood.[2]

Ronald Reagan Turnpike
Route information
Maintained by Florida's Turnpike Enterprise
Length264.666 mi[1] (425.939 km)
308.760 miles (496.901 km) via the Homestead Ext.
ExistedJanuary 25, 1957–present
Major junctions
South endGolden Glades Interchange
I-95 / US 441 / SR 9 / SR 826 in Miami Gardens
Major intersections SR 821 in Miramar
I-595 / SR 84 in Davie
SR 869 in Deerfield Beach
US 98 / SR 80 in West Palm Beach
SR 70 / SR 713 in Fort Pierce
US 441 / SR 60 near Fort Drum
SR 528 in Orlando
I-4 / SR 400 in Orlando
SR 429 in Orlando
US 27 / SR 25 near Leesburg
North end I-75 / SR 93 near Wildwood
CountryUnited States
CountiesMiami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee, Osceola, Orange, Lake, Sumter
Highway system
SR 90Toll Florida 91.svgUS 92

The Turnpike itself has two sections. The first is the Mainline, a 265-mile (426 km) route from the Golden Glades Interchange (north of Miami) to Wildwood. This has the hidden designation of State Road 91 (SR 91). It was opened in stages between 1957 and 1964. The second is the 48-mile (77 km) long Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike (HEFT). This was completed in 1974. Its hidden designation is State Road 821 (SR 821). This runs from Florida City (near Homestead) through the suburbs to the west and north of Miami, connecting to the Mainline four miles (6 km) north of the Golden Glades Interchange.[2][3] Florida's Turnpike is considered one of the busiest highways in the country (according to the IBBTA, the highway is the nation's 3rd most heavily traveled toll road[4]).


  1. "FDOT GIS data". Florida Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on 2007-08-04. Retrieved 2008-10-20.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "System Description". Florida Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on 2010-09-22. Retrieved 2009-08-11.
  3. "Florida Department of Transportation Interchange Report" (PDF). Florida Department of Transportation. 2008-11-24. pp. 12–13. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2009-07-27.
  4. "International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association". IBTTA. 2007-10-03. Archived from the original on 2010-07-12. Retrieved 2009-11-08.
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