Governor DeSantis expedites road project in Central Florida

Governor Ron DeSantis fast-tracks the “Moving Florida Forward” infrastructure projects in Osceola and Polk counties.

Polk County, FL — Governor Ron DeSantis fast-tracks the “Moving Florida Forward” infrastructure projects in Osceola and Polk counties.

DeSantis was joined by Florida Department of Transportation officials during the announcement.

“Under my watch, Florida’s Department of Transportation will be solely focused on transporting people, unlike the federal government’s politicization of our national Department of Transportation,” said Governor DeSantis. “And because of this approach, Florida’s major transportation upgrades are fully funded and ahead of schedule, by decades. We listen to the people of Florida, and we deliver.”

The I-4 widening project and Poinciana Parkway Connector Project will start 10 to 20 years ahead of schedule.

The I-4 project will widen almost 15 miles of the road from six to ten lanes. The project will also widen all shoulders for emergency operations and redo interchanges to reduce backups. This project will break ground beginning this fall.

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The Poinciana Parkway Connector Project will connect I-4, SR 429 and SR 538. This project was unfunded and was estimated to begin in 2034. FDOT officials said it will now break ground later this year and the remaining work in 2028.

“Thanks to Governor DeSantis’ bold vision, the Moving Florida Forward projects along I-4 will provide a tremendous number of improvements for nearly 200,000 travelers who have been anxiously waiting for congestion relief as commuter, tourist, and freight traffic grows in Central Florida,” said Florida Department of Transportation Secretary, Jared W. Perdue.

Watch full press conference below:

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Casey Wright

Casey Wright, WDBO News & Talk

Casey is a former Producer, currently a News Anchor/On-Air talent at WDBO news.

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