SW 10th Street is an east-west principal arterial that connects three limited access facilities: Florida's Turnpike, Sawgrass Expressway, and I-95. These highways, as well as SW 10th Street, are part of the state's Strategic Intermodal System (SIS). SIS facilities are those that are critical to statewide mobility and economic development. SW 10th Street from Florida's Turnpike to I-95 is a missing link in the existing and planned regional express lanes system network. In addition, SW 10th Street is designated as an evacuation route. Traffic volumes along SW 10th Street from Florida’s Turnpike/Sawgrass Expressway to SR 9/I-95 have consistently increased over the past 15 years and are projected to continue to grow. During peak times, existing traffic levels exceed the capacity of the roadway, causing delays and safety and operational issues along the corridor. To help build consensus for potential near and long-term improvements, the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) completed a consensus building initiative in 2016. As part of that initiative, the MPO formed a Community Oversight Advisory Team (COAT) comprised of community business and homeowner representatives to obtain input, build a community vision and ultimately recommend improvements for the corridor.

This project is one of regional significance and has been and will continue to be closely coordinated with adjacent studies along Florida’s Turnpike/Sawgrass Expressway and I-95 to ensure all elements of the three studies are accommodated and each project complements the other.