Coconut Creek News

Heads Up: Turnpike Expansion, Landfill

by Yvonne Lopez | May 15, 2023
Heads Up Creek


Turnpike Expansion

There are several projects under design that all relate to Florida’s Turnpike, the Sawgrass Expressway and the interchange of the two roads. These projects are broken into several different projects, but all have concerning impacts on the City of Coconut Creek. The most current design project relates to the Sawgrass Expressway from SR 7 to Powerline Road. The preliminary plans propose widening from 6 lanes to 10 lanes with the addition of frontage, or collector roads, between the Turnpike interchange and SR 7. As currently proposed, this project may result in significant noise and vibration increases and  exacerbate concerns at the Lyons Road intersection with the Sawgrass.

Florida’s Turnpike has announced the dates of two upcoming public hearings - July 19 (virtual) and July 20 (in-person).  The live meeting will be at the Signature Grand in Davie – this is the same location as the Alternatives Public Information Meeting last year.  We have asked them to delay these meeting until August; however, they have not yet responded to our request.  

Please visit the project website,, to register for the Alternatives Public Information Meeting and to select your participation option.

**Please note that registration works best with Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or Firefox web browsers.** Additional registration and project information is provided in the project newsletter.

Please email Turnpike Project Manager at and tell her how the Turnpike expansion in Coconut Creek will impact your home, your family, your neighbors, your health, and your quality of life.

The recording of the January 18, 2022 Alternatives Public Information Meeting is posted in the 'Documents' section of the project website

For further details, please visit

Landfill (Monarch Hill)

On October 27, 2022, at the Broward County Planning Council  meeting regarding the Land Use Plan Amendment for the expansion of Monarch Hill Landfill, more than thirty Commissioners, staff, and residents spoke on behalf of the concerns of our community.  The Planning Council unanimously voted to recommend denial of the Land Use Plan Amendment application, despite, they said, the application being technically complete. The Planning Council is an advisory board to the Broward County Commission.

The next step will be a public hearing before the Broward County Commission.  Please stay tuned on this page or City social media sites.


If you would like to review the agenda for this meeting, including the backup for this item (PH 4), please view here.

City staff covered this topic in detail at the most recent Ambassador meeting which is available for review here. 


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