Fla. Turnpike widening expected to be completed in 2018

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Updated Dec 26, 2017
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The widening of the Florida Turnpike in the Miami area is expected to be completed in mid-2018, according to the state’s department of transportation.

The turnpike is being widened from north of Eureka Drive/SW 184th Street to south of Killian Parkway/SW 104th Street. The project, which began in 2014, includes adding express lanes and realigning the State Road 874 interchange.

The project will result in 12 lanes form Eureka Drive to SR 874/Don Shula Expressway and eight lanes from SR874 to south of Killian Parkway.

The project is estimated to cost $145.3 million, with funding coming from toll and concession revenues, according to FDOT.

The goal of the project is to reduce traffic congestion. The tolls on the road will be variable priced, similar to Interstate 95 Express Lanes, FDOT says.