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Agency Resources / Emergency Travel Information
Travelers entering the state of Florida from areas of significant
community spread including Connecticut, Louisiana, New Jersey, or New York must
self-isolate for a period of 14 days from their entry into Florida or the
duration of their stay in Florida, whichever is shorter. For more information
In leading the implementation of Executive Orders 20-80 and 20-86, issued by Governor Ron DeSantis, the Florida Department of Transportation has received an increase of questions regarding COVID-19 while traveling to Florida through flights
or state highways.
To assist the public, the Florida Department of Health has created a COVID-19 Call Center to answer travel-related questions during this time. The call center is available 24 hours
a day, 7 days a week.
Please call 1 (866) 779-6121 or email your questions to COVIDemail@example.com.
~See the full list on page 8~
In accordance with Executive Order 20-91, workers who support crucial supply chains and enable functions for critical infrastructure are typically exempt. If you are unsure if your work is considered essential, please contact your employer or review the robust list of essential activities linked here.
EMERGENCY ORDER (Pursuant to Executive Order No. 20-52)
First Amended EMERGENCY ORDER (Pursuant to Executive Order No. 20-52)
Second Amended EMERGENCY ORDER (Pursuant to Executive Order No. 20-52)
Third Amended EMERGENCY ORDER (Pursuant to Executive Order No. 20-52)
June 5, 2020
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In accordance with Phase 2 of Governor Ron DeSantis’ Safe. Smart. Step-byStep. Plan for Florida’s Recovery, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has deactivated the
checkpoint for screening travelers seeking to enter Florida on Interstate 10 at the Florida/Alabama state
Motorists are encouraged to drive cautiously and safely while crews are working to deactivate the
The Interstate 95 checkpoint at the Florida/Georgia state line remains active at this time. Future updates
will be provided via FDOT’s social media platforms – Facebook: @FLDOT, Twitter: @MyFDOT and
Motorists seeking real-time traffic information should refer to fl511.com/.
Read the release here.
~ Segments of westbound general use lanes and SR 408 interchange to be completed 1-2 months early ~
April 11, 2020
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Furthering Governor Ron DeSantis’ direction to accelerate transportation projects across Florida, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is expediting significant portions of the I-4 Ultimate Project in Orlando. With the ability to increase lane closures and extend work hours because of the reduction in traffic from COVID-19, FDOT plans to complete segments of the westbound general use lanes and their connection to the SR 408 interchange by Summer 2020, which is 1-2 months earlier. This acceleration will also help continue to provide much-needed jobs throughout Central Florida.
“The Department completely understands that I-4 is a major artery within our state’s transportation system and delivering these significant portions of the I-4 Ultimate Project is a huge win for Florida’s residents and economy,” said Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Kevin J. Thibault, P.E. “We are thrilled to accelerate as many segments of the project as possible so Central Florida residents can experience enhanced mobility on the corridor once we return to normal after COVID-19.”
The $2.3 billion I-4 Ultimate project will reconstruct 21 miles of I-4 from west of Kirkman Road to east of State Road 434 in Longwood. The specific segments of the I-4 Ultimate project that will be accelerated include:
Acceleration of work in these areas will put more lanes of westbound I-4 into final configuration, reduce the number of construction sequences that would have occurred, and greatly reduce congestion through the most heavily traveled interchange within the I-4 Ultimate project.
No additional costs will be incurred or paid to accelerate these work activities. Maps of the planned detours and lane closures are attached and posted below reference.
FDOT continues to look for opportunities to accelerate projects across the state during this low traffic period and will share those updates as they are available.
Read the press release here.
View the planned detours and lane closures here.
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I-4 Corridor Map
S.R. 408 - I-4 Interchange
I-4 over Livingston-Amelia
I-4 - S.R. 50
I-4 - S.R. 434
~ Reduction in traffic allows state to expedite transportation improvements, provide needed jobs ~
April 1, 2020
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – At the direction of Governor Ron DeSantis, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has started accelerating critical infrastructure projects, which are valued at $2.1 Billion. Due to a reduction
in traffic throughout Florida during the fight against COVID-19, FDOT will expedite crucial improvements to the state’s transportation system and provide much needed jobs.
“The Governor understands that Florida’s transportation system is the backbone of our economy and FDOT is proud to accelerate projects, which will help expedite goods to market and provide much needed jobs throughout the state,” said
Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Kevin J. Thibault, P.E. “Safety is our top priority, so we will continue to ensure that employees have the sanitation supplies needed to follow the guidance from the CDC and work with our industry
partners to implement these same precautions to keep workers safe and healthy.”
Following an initial review of all pending construction projects across all FDOT districts, including the Florida Turnpike Enterprise, FDOT has identified the following projects to be accelerated:
Several other projects, by region, include:
View the Accelerated Project Map here.
~ Interstate commerce not impacted ~
March 29, 2020
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – With the primary goal of keeping Floridians safe and to further the implementation of Executive Order 20-86 issued
on March 27, 2020, by Governor Ron DeSantis, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), in coordination with the Florida Department of Health (DOH) and the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), is implementing an additional checkpoint for motorists
entering Florida from Georgia on I-95. No checkpoints within the state impede commerce or the timely delivery of products across Florida.
Effective immediately, motorists who are traveling from areas with substantial community spread including Louisiana, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, will be required to isolate for a period of 14 days upon entry to Florida or for the duration of
their visit, whichever is shorter, and should be prepared for additional monitoring by DOH to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Executive Order 20-86 does not apply to persons performing military, emergency, health or infrastructure response,
or persons involved in any commercial activity, including individuals that live in Georgia and commute to work in Florida.
Upon entry in Florida, each arriving traveler or responsible family member (if traveling as a family) will be required to complete a traveler form. The form requires key information, including each traveler’s contact information and trip details.
Failure to complete the form and failure to follow any isolation or quarantine order from DOH are a violation of Florida law.
Additionally, travelers will be provided with a traveler card, which has contact information and guidance in the event the traveler exhibits symptoms while in isolation that are attributed to COVID-19, including fever, cough, or shortness of breath.To assist with the implementation and enforcement of the Executive Order, FHP will staff the checkpoint at I-95 at the Georgia/Florida line 24 hours a day with more than a dozen troopers in 12-hour shifts.
FDOT’s top priority is safety; therefore, motorists who are approaching a checkpoint should be prepared to reduce their speed. Motorists should expect to be directed by law enforcement to enter the weigh station. Depending upon the motorist’s
origin, they will be directed to either proceed back to the Interstate or to pull aside for further screening.
Commercial motor vehicles should proceed in the left lane and may bypass the checkpoint to ensure timely delivery of products across the state.
As part of the implementation, the I-95 southbound ramp to U.S. 17 will be closed. Motorists seeking to access U.S. 17 will be detoured to S.R. 200 in Yulee, Florida. For additional real-time traffic information, please refer to https://fl511.com/.
~Travelers from the New York Tri-State area required to isolate for 14 days upon arrival ~
March 24, 2020
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In an effort to keep Floridians safe and to assist with the implementation of Executive Order 20-80 issued on March 23, 2020 by Governor Ron DeSantis, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), in coordination with the Florida Department of Health (DOH), is providing guidance to travelers who seek to come to Florida from the New York Tri-State
area. Effective immediately, travelers will be required to isolate for a period of 14 days from the time of entry or for the duration of their visit, whichever is shorter, and should be prepared for additional monitoring by DOH to help mitigate the
spread of COVID-19.
Upon arrival to Florida, each arriving traveler or responsible family member (if traveling as a family) will be required to complete an airport traveler form. The form requires key information related to the traveler’s history including contact
information and trip details be provided to DOH. Failure to complete the form and failure to follow any isolation or quarantine order from DOH are a violation of Florida law. Members of the Florida National Guard will be on site at airports throughout
the state to help ensure the process runs efficiently.
Additionally, travelers will be provided with a traveler card, which has contact information and guidance in the event the traveler exhibits symptoms that are attributed to COVID-19, including fever, cough, or shortness of breath, while in isolation.
To further assist with the implementation of the Executive Order, FDOT has requested that each public use airport provide data, including existing scheduled flights that will originate from the greater New York area, to ensure DOH staff and law enforcement
are onsite upon the flight’s arrival. FDOT has and will continue to coordinate with public use airports across the state as the state’s response to COVID-19 evolves.
March 21, 2020
Ocoee Fla. – The Florida Department of Transportation’s Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise is furthering its efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by closing its SunPass Customer Service Walk-In Centers located throughout
the state. The closures will take effect Monday, March 23, 2020.
In an effort to provide service to our valued customers, the toll-free number continues to be open. Customers can call SunPass at 1-888-TOLL-FLA (1-888-865-5352). Call center representatives are available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. SunPass customers can also access their accounts 24/7 by visiting www.SunPass.com.
The following SunPass Customer Service Walk-In Centers are affected by the temporary closing:
The Turnpike has undertaken several initiatives to date to support Governor Ron DeSantis’ proactive measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, including no longer accepting cash from toll booth operators and promoting online customer service options.
The Department will continue to closely monitor its response and will update customers accordingly. To receive the most accurate information, please visit www.SunPass.com or follow us @FloridaTurnpike on Twitter.
~ Temporarily, cash payments not accepted ~
March 19, 2020
Tallahassee, Fla. – To help reduce the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and to help keep toll collectors safe, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) will temporarily not accept
cash as a form of payment for tolls. Tolls will still be required, but they will be collected through an electronic process. The change will take place starting at noon today.
As part of this initiative, customers should continue driving through the toll plaza and pay attention to overhead and portable signs. In addition, the following items will apply:
Additionally, customers who receive a Toll Enforcement Invoice and wish to open a SunPass account can go online at www.SunPass.com to pay the invoice, purchase a transponder, establish the account
and receive the lower SunPass toll rate. The cost of a mini transponder ($4.99) will be credited back to the account, effectively making the transponder free.
FDOT will continue to closely monitor this evolving situation and will update customers accordingly. To receive the most accurate information, please visit www.SunPass.com or follow us @FloridaTurnpike on Twitter.
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