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Sawgrass Expressway Canal Bank

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Restoration Phase 4 Construction


As part of the Sawgrass Expressway Canal Bank Restoration Project, the contractor has completed vegetation removal within the North Springs Improvements District’s right-of-way, adjacent to Sawgrass Expressway from Coral Springs Drive to University Drive.

During the next phase, construction crews will begin breaking existing voids in the canal bank, and installing an engineered rock slope with filter fabric. This will protect the embankment and prevent future erosion. These activities will take place during daytime hours — between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. — in an effort to minimize disruptions.

This schedule may change due to inclement weather or unforeseen conditions.

At Florida’s Turnpike, we thank you in advance for your patience and understanding while we complete this project.


Florida’s Turnpike is beginning the next phase of a construction project to repair and stabilize canal embankment slopes on the south side of the Sawgrass Expressway between Coral Springs Drive and University Drive; and from University Drive to 1,000 feet west of Riverside Drive, in Coral Springs, Florida.
Sawgrass Expressway Canal
Over time, the canal’s original embankment slope was damaged by erosion. Holes and pockets in the soil developed which could affect the stability of the road and adjacent noise reduction barriers.

Repairing and stabilizing the canal bank requires:

  • Adding rock to protect the embankment and create an appropriately angled slope resistant to future erosion
  • Removing existing plants and installing new vines

Work is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2019 and is expected to be completed in 2022.

  • The project cost is approximately $9.5 million.
  • This project is funded by toll and concession revenue, not taxes.

Updated Oct/2019

Contact: Fiorella Teodista - Construction Community Outreach Specialist
Phone: 954-934-1130 or 1-800-749-PIKE
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