An Interchange Access Request (IAR) demonstrates that a project is needed and is viable based on safety, operational and engineering 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 Access Policy – May, 2017
FHWA: Interstate System Access Information Guide

FDOT: Approval of New or Modified Access to Limited Access Highways on the Strategic Intermodal System (SIS)

FDOT: New or Modified interchanges

FDOT: Interchange Access Request Process Flow Chart


Transportation Management Areas (TMA) Map (KMZ File)
DISCLAIMER: Google Earth must be installed on your PC prior to opening the KMZ file


2018 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.


1Charlotte, Collier, De Soto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Okeechobee, Polk, and SarasotaChristopher Simpron
2Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Suwannee, Taylor, and UnionDavid Tyler
3Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Wakulla, Walton, and WashingtonRay Kirkland
4Broward, Indian River, Martin, Palm Beach, and St. LucieCesar Martinez
5Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter, and VolusiaSuraj Pamulapati 
6Miami-Dade and MonroeKen Jeffries
7Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, and PinellasWaddah Farah
TurnpikeFlorida's TurnpikeCarol Scott



For further information contact Amy Causseaux or phone (850) 414-4644.