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Interchange Access Request

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The purpose of an Interchange Access Request (IAR) is to demonstrate the project is needed and is viable based on traffic, engineering, financial and other criteria. To ensure access decisions are properly administered, both Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) have adopted policies regarding IARs



FHWA: Interstate System Access Information Guide
FDOT Policy: Approval of New or Modified Access to Limited Access Highways on the Strategic Intermodal System (SIS)

FDOT Procedure: New or Modified interchanges (under revision)

2015 Interchange Access Request Users Guide
The Interchange Handbook provides guidance on the state and federal requirements and process to be used by all requestors proposing a new or modified interchange to any limited-access facility on the SHS.

2014 Traffic Analysis Handbook - A Reference for Planning and Operations
The Traffic Analysis Handbook guides the reviewer of traffic analysis reports to the items that need to be checked and verified before accepting the work performed by the analyst.

Interchange Review Coordinator (IRC) Contacts


Each District and the Turnpike Enterprise has established an Interchange Review Coordinator (IRC). The IRC is the primary point of contact for all Requesters, both inside and outside the Department, requesting new or modified interchanges on existing SIS limited access facilities within their Districts.


District Counties Contact
1 Charlotte, Collier, De Soto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Okeechobee, Polk, and Sarasota Lawrence Massey
2 Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Suwannee, Taylor, and Union Stephen Browning
3 Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Wakulla, Walton, and Washington April Williams
4 Broward, Indian River, Martin, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie Steve Braun
5 Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia Jean Parlow
6 Miami-Dade and Monroe Lisa Colmenares
7 Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas Waddah Farah
Turnpike Florida's Turnpike Rax Jung

For further information contact Andrew Young or phone (850) 414-4582.

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