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.
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.COST AND FUNDING
- The project cost is approximately $9.5 million.
- This project is funded by toll and concession revenue, not taxes.
Contact: Fiorella Teodista - Construction Community Outreach Specialist
Phone: 954-934-1130 or 1-800-749-PIKE
EMail: Fiorella.Teodista@dot.state.fl.us | Website: www.FloridasTurnpike.com