MIAMI - Florida transportation officials are beginning to design an expanded network of SunPass express lanes that would link major expressways in Miami-Dade and Broward counties over the next 10 years, secretary of transportation Ananth Prasad said Wednesday in Miami.
Variable-toll express lanes already exist on I-95 from Miami north to the Golden Glades Interchange, and are scheduled to be extended north to Fort Lauderdale. The network would include the reversible toll lanes being built in the median of Interstate 595 west from just west of I-95 to I-75.
The expanded network would include cash-free SunPass express lanes on I-75 in Broward south to the Palmetto Expressway in Miami-Dade, and continue to SR 836, the Dolphin Expressway, Prasad told the Miami Herald.
While extension of the existing SunPass express lanes on I-95 into Broward is about to begin, Prasad’s comments marked the first time that senior state transportation officials have provided details about expanding the system to other major expressways in the region.
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