Fla. Will Speed Up Several Major Road Projects

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida is speeding up six major road projects across the state.

Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday that the state will push up the timing of $806 million worth of highway construction projects across the state.
State transportation officials were able to speed up the projects because how much money state legislators set aside for roads in this year's budget.

One of the biggest projects is a $255 million project to widen Interstate 95 in Volusia County on the state's east coast. The project will be moved up to 2015. It had been scheduled to begin in 2020.

The list also includes work for Interstate 295 in Duval County, Interstate 75 in Hernando County, U.S. 98 in Bay County and State Road 821 in Miami-Dade County.


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