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Re: Florida
« Reply #2750 on: May 04, 2019, 10:50:53 PM »

With all the recent vote in the FL House about extending our toll road network, why not also utilize existing rural roads like US 19.  Many parts of that from Lebanon Station to Capps is so undeveloped that just a few fixes can make that a freeway or freeway like road.

From SR 121 to Chiefland, that particular highway is very rural and far from development due to wetlands along its route.  Even a good part of it is so straight that at night on a clear day, you can see the flasher at US 19 and SR 24 11 miles away.  Just eliminate the at grades where CR 326 intersects at Gulf Hammock, the SR 24 crossing at Otter Creek, and the CR 347 intersection in the rural part of Levy for interchanges.  That would help with the part from Citrus up into Ghilcrist and even build bypasses of Chiefland, Fanning Springs, Old Towne, and Cross City while the rural parts of US 19, 98, and 27 ALT from Cross City to Perry should be modified as well.  Then build the freeway from Perry to follow US 221 to end at I-10 or even have it go further to connect with I-75 near Valdosta also following US 221.

Why disturb other land while using what we have already.  I have been on US 19 & 98 north of Inglis and believe me its not that heavily traveled and not too much chance of building driveways for future homes and industry along its path due to its wetlands area that is pretty much of the Nature Coast of Florida.  Use that corridor instead of buying land through other parts of the county.

I am actually for extending the turnpike up to Lebanon and making US 19 north from there that as my suggestion and making the Suncoast Parkway veer inland to follow SR 200 up to Ocala and Jacksonville to help build a better corridor from Tampa to Jacksonville being that I-4 from Central Florida's explosion made that road a traveling nightmare thanks to Orange, Lake, NE Polk, Osceola, Seminole, and part of Volusia.  Most today prefer US 301's speed traps over I-4's traffic jams anyway.  So this would make most sense.

Heck neighboring GA needs to think about resurrecting I-175 again as well as that would be another major evacuation route as well, but that is for another thread as we are talking about Florida here.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2751 on: May 05, 2019, 12:35:01 AM »

Dang, I thought the designation was completely removed. No idea it was just downgraded. Thanks. I did look and they didn't put any CR 439 signs at the Blueford Av intersection
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2753 on: May 15, 2019, 10:31:15 PM »

New lime green striping as part of an ongoing repaving project in Lake County, FL along US Highway 27.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2754 on: May 16, 2019, 07:55:44 AM »

Is that a bike lane?
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2755 on: May 16, 2019, 09:45:26 AM »

Is that a bike lane?

Probably looks like it.
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« Reply #2756 on: May 18, 2019, 11:58:48 AM »

I now seen one in Lakeland along Lake Hollingsworth as well.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2757 on: May 20, 2019, 04:23:59 PM »

An FDOT press release says the I-295 express lanes were supposed to open Saturday. Anyone got any pictures? Interesting to note it says they're initially only going to impose tolls during rush hour and that at other times the lanes will be free.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2758 on: May 21, 2019, 09:11:02 PM »

An FDOT press release says the I-295 express lanes were supposed to open Saturday. Anyone got any pictures? Interesting to note it says they're initially only going to impose tolls during rush hour and that at other times the lanes will be free.


I just returned from my family trip; yes that is true. Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures yet due to not having a SunPass.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2759 on: May 22, 2019, 11:45:27 AM »

Florida Gov. DeSantis signs the Florida Toll Road bill.

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/politics/os-ne-toll-roads-desantis-20190517-a6r33yna2jgsdjtgxp4hjjkski-story.html


On Friday, DeSantis signed the toll-road bill (SB 7068), a top priority of Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton. The measure will take initial steps to expand the Suncoast Parkway from the Tampa Bay area to the Georgia border; extend Florida’s Turnpike west to connect with the Suncoast Parkway; and add a new multi-use corridor, including a toll road, from Polk County to Collier County.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2760 on: May 23, 2019, 10:34:53 AM »

Florida Gov. DeSantis signs the Florida Toll Road bill.

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/politics/os-ne-toll-roads-desantis-20190517-a6r33yna2jgsdjtgxp4hjjkski-story.html


On Friday, DeSantis signed the toll-road bill (SB 7068), a top priority of Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton. The measure will take initial steps to expand the Suncoast Parkway from the Tampa Bay area to the Georgia border; extend Florida’s Turnpike west to connect with the Suncoast Parkway; and add a new multi-use corridor, including a toll road, from Polk County to Collier County.


Funny that you posted this here as I read this after returning from my family trip over the weekend. Not sure if there will be enough of a long-term incentive for more toll roads in the Sunshine State. Not happy about the environmental impacts but that’s more of a political view that cannot be further expressed due to forum rules.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2761 on: May 23, 2019, 10:58:59 PM »

Florida Gov. DeSantis signs the Florida Toll Road bill.

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/politics/os-ne-toll-roads-desantis-20190517-a6r33yna2jgsdjtgxp4hjjkski-story.html


On Friday, DeSantis signed the toll-road bill (SB 7068), a top priority of Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton. The measure will take initial steps to expand the Suncoast Parkway from the Tampa Bay area to the Georgia border; extend Florida’s Turnpike west to connect with the Suncoast Parkway; and add a new multi-use corridor, including a toll road, from Polk County to Collier County.
SR 44, US 441, I-75, US 19 and US 41 along with US 27 all provide for the first proposal.  Polk County and Collier are already linked via US 17 to I-75 and or US 41 or US 27 to what CR 835 or whatever it is amongst others.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2762 on: May 25, 2019, 10:02:42 PM »

In Lake there was a study done by polling people of Central Florida to see where a toll road should be built.  One in Lake County took 429 along US 441 and then SR 44 to Wildwood and I-75.  That may be why SR 453 was built and with a trumpet at SR 46.  They had that in mind.

Then one other result of this took the current SR 570 that ends at Polk City and go northeast to connect to the proposed SR 408 extension.  Of course a connector now between US 27 and SR 429 is planned instead of a 408 extension westward.  The rest the Green Swamp stands in the way of ever building that one.

Then from Polk to Collier it is going to use the defunct Heartlands Expressway that was proposed under Jeb Bush.
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