The Palmetto Express project is an innovative, lower-cost alternative to traditional highway construction that offers options to increase time reliability. The project combines proven cost-efficient transportation management techniques, including dynamic tolling to meet travel demands today and in the future. The dynamic tolling feature promotes an increase in highway efficiency and encourages travel in off peak times. More reliable travel speeds will enhance transit service between the BB&T Center (former Bank Atlantic Center) in Broward County and the Metrorail Palmetto Station at NW 74 Street in Miami-Dade County, and vice versa.
Travel speeds are not guaranteed on the express lanes. While FDOT works toward maintaining speeds at 45 mph or above, the main goal is to optimize the express lanes’ vehicle throughput by moving the highest number of vehicles possible in the safest and most efficient manner.
Express lanes are meant for long distance travel only. Express lanes entrances and exits are limited to improve traffic flow by reducing the number of vehicles changing lanes in and out of the facility. This reduction of lane changing also maximizes safety along the facility.
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