The Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise is in the process of converting many of its toll roads to all-electronic tolling (AET). RS&H’s team of specialists provided design services for Phase 4A, which consisted of converting the existing Golden Glades mainline toll plaza to an AET facility, designing a new southbound to westbound AET exit ramp at Hollywood Boulevard, and widening the northbound Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike (HEFT) to the northbound Turnpike mainline ramp.
We designed a new double span signature gantry just north of the existing Golden Glades mainline toll plaza. The new tolling point also includes a new pre-cast concrete toll equipment building, maintenance pull-off area, and all associated support systems.
In addition to the conversion of the plaza, the design included alignment adjustments and widening of existing ramps south of the mainline toll plaza. Work also involved guide and toll signing requirements throughout the project limits, including signing of approaches and roadways that connect to the Turnpike mainline and spur.