New Sunpass Turnpike ramp opens in Doral

Vice Chairman Diaz (at podium) explains the importance of the NW 74th Street Turnpike interchange at its grand opening in Doral. (Photo by Armando Rodriguez/MDC)

Florida Turnpike’s newest Miami-Dade interchange in 10 years was opened near Northwest 74th Street in Doral by Miami-Dade County, Florida Turnpike and City of Doral officials on April 27.

The new interchange was built with SunPass-only toll plazas on the northbound exit and southbound entrance ramps. Motorists paying cash must do so at the Okeechobee mainline toll plaza if entering the Turnpike northbound or exiting southbound at NW 74th Street.

The interchange is part of a construction project that began in 2007 that will also include the conversion of the Okeechobee mainline toll plaza into an open-road tolling plaza to allow SunPass motorists to travel at highway speeds tolls are collected electronically overhead. Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise completed the interchange sooner than originally planned to coincide with the extension of 74th Street to the east.

“As Miami-Dade grows, we need to find new ways to improve traffic congestion on our major highways,” said Vice-Chairman Jose ‘Pepe’ Diaz.

“Addition of this Sunpass-only interchange should streamline the toll process, while still allowing motorists the option to pay cash at another toll plaza.”

For more information, contact Vice- Chairman Diaz’s office at 305-599-1200

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