The provision and maintenance of a safe, reliable, and predictably free-flowing transportation system to support the movement of people and goods and to enhance the efficiency of hurricane evacuation is important to the state, its residents, and businesses. Planning for future growth and technological changes is in the best interest of the state, while sensibly making timely changes to address demand.
FDOT, in coordination with the Florida Turnpike Enterprise, will strategically assess existing roadways—or portions of roadways—for the development or upgrade of arterial highways statewide.
The arterial rural highway project will have the department identify and include in the Work Program projects to increase capacity by widening existing two-lane arterial rural roads to four lanes. For a road to be included in a Work Program project, it must be classified as an arterial rural road, and the truck traffic must amount to at least 15% of all traffic, as determined by FDOT.