Gainesville Sun, yesterday, May 22, 2019:
Now that Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed the toll road bill, SB 7068,
Suwannee Riverkeeper — which was among the 90 organizations
throughout Florida that asked him to veto it — continues to
oppose that boondoggle and propose actual benefits to Florida’s
economy and waters.
Google map of one likely route of the Suncoast Connector.
One of these three unneeded turnpikes would have to cross the
Suwannee River, plowing through counties where we have many members.
All this very poorly written bill says about its route is:
“Suncoast Connector, extending from Citrus County to 164
Jefferson County.” Apparently that means from Crystal River to
Monticello, and on to Thomasville, Georgia, through farms, forests
and swamps. If this toll road builds its bypasses, bye-bye local
businesses in Chiefland, Fanning Springs, Old Town and Cross City.
Yes, the turnpike bill has a “project development phase”
for $45 million and increasing each year, with a Continue reading