Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently announced Moving Florida Forward, a bold and historic infrastructure initiative. This proposed investment prioritizes $7 billion towards the state’s transportation infrastructure to directly and immediately address congestion relief and perpetual safety on roadways, support resiliency in existing and future projects, and maintain the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) as a national leader in transportation technology, all while supporting a robust and active supply chain.
This proposal is slated to invest $7 billion to prioritize 20 critical infrastructure projects in the existing FDOT Five-Year Work Program. The proposed legislation combines $4 billion of General Revenue Surplus with FDOT’s ability to leverage innovative financing tools, contracting, and proposed policies for the resulting $3 billion over four years.
As the state continues to experience rapid population and tourism growth, the Moving Florida Forward infrastructure initiative will focus on critical improvements to ensure that transportation infrastructure can meet the demands of current and future residents and visitors, including investments to major interstates and arterial roadways to ensure people and goods can move safely. As Florida’s population is projected to grow by 600 people every day over the next 30 years – with some areas of the state currently experiencing more than 20 percent growth rates – the Moving Florida Forward proposal will help relieve congestion, enhance safety, facilitate trade, promote economic growth, and provide a more resilient transportation infrastructure. Resiliency is critical to the integrity of roadways and corridors, especially during severe weather events such as hurricanes.
In addition to the priority projects included in the Moving Florida Forward infrastructure initiative, FDOT remains committed to simultaneously delivering projects in the existing FDOT Five-Year Work Program, which is funded by the Department’s annual budget. More information on Moving Florida Forward, including a statewide map and corresponding list of proposed projects, can be found below.
The Moving Florida Forward Initiative includes the following Interstate projects:
- Interstate 95 (I-95) at Golden Glades Interchange: The proposed enhancements to the Golden Glades Interchange include several miles of roadway and ramps. The project area consists of the following five major facilities: I-95, State Road (S.R.) 826/Palmetto Expressway, Florida’s Turnpike, S.R. 9, and S.R. 7.
- Interstate 95 (I-95) at U.S. 1 Interchange in Volusia County: Improvements will be made to the I-95 interchange at U.S. 1 in Ormond Beach. Approximately one-mile segment of U.S. 1 between Plantation Oaks Boulevard/ Broadway Avenue and Destination Daytona Lane will be widened from two lanes in each direction to three. This widening includes the addition of shared use paths to serve bicyclists, pedestrians, and other users.
- Interstate 75 (I-75) at Fruitville Road Interchange: This project includes reconstruction of the interchange at Fruitville Road in Sarasota County from the existing partial cloverleaf configuration to a diverging diamond interchange. The project will widen about 2 miles of I-75, from Palmer Boulevard to north of Fruitville Road through reconstruction of the existing 6-lane highway and te addition of auxiliary lanes and will replace the existing bridges over Fruitville Road. The project will also include widening of about 1.6 miles of Fruitville Road from Honore Avenue to east of Coburn Road.
- Interstate 75 (I-75) at Pine Ridge Road Interchange: I-75 at Pine Ridge Road interchange is one of the four interchanges along I-75 in Collier County. Improvements include widening Pine Ridge Road and reconstruction of the I-75 interchange to a diverging diamond interchange. Proposed improvements are located within the limited access right-of-way and will include a partnership with Collier County.
- Interstate 75 (I-75) from Golden Gate Parkway to Corkscrew Road: This project will provide capacity improvements to over 20 miles of I-75 from Golden Gate Parkway to Corkscrew Road. The project will add one additional general use lane in the northbound and southbound directions (six- to eight- lane widening).
- Interstate 75 (I-75) from State Road (S.R.) 44 to S.R. 326: This project involves adding auxiliary lanes to I-75 in each direction between S.R. 44 and S.R. 326. It will include interchange modifications and right-ofway acquisition for future widening.
- Interstate10 (I-10) from East of Eastbound weigh station to East of Nine Mile Road: This project will widen I-10 from four to six lanes from east of the Pensacola Weigh Station to east of Nine Mile Road and reconstruct the interchange at Nine Mile Road as a diverging diamond interchange.
- Interstate 4 (I-4) from U.S. 27 to Champions Gate: This project will reconstruct I-4 to accommodate three general use lanes, auxiliary lanes, and two special use lanes in the eastbound and westbound directions from west of U.S. 27 to west of County Road (C.R.) 532 (ChampionsGate).
- Interstate 4 (I-4) from Champions Gate to Osceola Parkway: This project will reconstruct I-4 to accommodate three general use lanes, auxiliary lanes, and two special use lanes in the eastbound and westbound directions from west of County Road (C.R.) 532 / Champions Gate to east of C.R. 522 / Osceola Parkway. Reconstruction of existing interchanges is also part of this project.
- Interstate 4 (I-4) at State Road (S.R.) 33 Interchange and S.R. 33 from Old Combee Road to North of Tomkow Road: The I-4 at S.R. 33 interchange is located within the City of Lakeland in the northwest portion of Polk County. The interchange is a rural diamond interchange configuration that has single lane on- and off-ramps and two unsignalized ramp terminal intersections. This project will make modifications to the interchange, add lanes on S.R. 33 from Old Combee Road to North Tomkow Road, and improve wildlife crossings.
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