Florida’s Turnpike Will Add Dynamically Priced Express Lanes to Palm Beach County Segment

Palm Beach Post reports, “Florida’s Turnpike is getting wider in some places — but in an unprecedented move drivers will pay more to access the new lanes. Yes, express lanes are planned for two stretches of Florida’s Turnpike in Palm Beach County, which means an additional fee to use them. With the new lanes, Florida will be the first state in the U.S. to enact an additional toll on top of an existing one.” The newspaper adds, “The work will be divided into two phases in Palm Beach County, with the stretch of turnpike from Glades Road to Atlantic Avenue growing from six lanes to 10, and from north of Boynton Beach Boulevard to the West Palm Beach service plaza growing from four lanes to eight.” The latter phase “would be completed first, with construction budgeted for 2018 and 2019. Construction for the section from Glades to Atlantic is budgeted for 2022.”