Turnpike-Palmetto Road Relocation Project
The Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC (“FGT”) Turnpike-Palmetto Road Relocation Project, will require the abandonment of approximately 19.1 miles of FGT’s existing 18-inch mainline pipeline, and the relocation and construction of approximately 15.4 miles of anticipated 24-inch mainline pipeline along existing corridors, including FPL’s power line corridor and private easement, in order to provide continued natural gas service to the Miami and south Florida markets.
The Turnpike-Palmetto Road Relocation Project is designed to resolve direct conflicts with the proposed Florida Department of Transportation’s (“FDOT”) construction and implementation of express lanes along 21 miles of State Road (“SR”) 826 / Palmetto Expressway and SR 91 / Florida Turnpike from the I-75 corridor in Miami-Dade County to I-595 in Broward County. In addition, FDOT District 6 and Florida Turnpike Enterprise (“FTE”) are constructing a system-to-system connection between the Palmetto Expressway, I-95 and Florida’s Turnpike, to increase mobility and reduce travel delays through the Golden Glades Interchange. The FDOT District 6 and FTE road projects consist of new roadway, ramps, overpass bridges, drainage structures, Mechanically Stabilized Earth (“MSE”) walls, and retention ponds, some of which encroach / conflict with portions of FGT’s existing 18-inch mainline at different locations within the proposed FDOT District 6 and FTE road project areas in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, Florida.