Proposal to lease Alligator Alley postponed

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A proposal to lease Alligator Alley has
been postponed until May.

The Florida Department of Transportation says the plans were
pushed back at the request of the prospective bidders due to the
global financial downturn.

Bids for the lease are now expected May 8.

The state had planned to open bids on Dec. 15, but extended the
deadline to Jan. 12 to allow more time for two more public

The state has already set the proposed toll schedule for Alligator Alley, with a 50 percent immediate increase, to $3.75 cash or $3.00 with a SunPass.

There would be small annual hikes every year.

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