Observations and musings on Jacksonville Politics

FDOT roadwork in Jax being scuttled

Numerous FDOT projects in NE FL are either being scuttled or delayed according to the TU.  Here’s a list:

1) Florida 9B from north of U.S. 1 to the existing Florida 9A $125 million project scheduled for 2013 has been taken out of the state’s five-year work plan.

2) The new traffic management center in downtown Jacksonville (to be built near the Prime Osborn Convention Center) was also scrapped.

3) Distributor roads along Interstate 295 between Blanding Boulevard and Collins Road for $135 million have been delayed from 2010 to 2011.

4) Plans to install cameras on Interstate 295 north of Interstate 10 (planned for installation in 2011) will now be installed in 2012.

5) Repairs and resurfacing of several area bridges and roads are also being delayed

FDOT District Secretary Charles Baldwin now projects the deficit could grow as high as $6 billion.  But, they still plan on spending $3 billion on road projects in the next few years. 

Of course, with legislators (and the governor) continuing to eye transportation dollars for other projects, there may not be enough money left to fund any roadwork after the upcoming Legislative Session.


Filed under: Florida Legislature, Florida Politics, Jacksonville, , , ,

%d bloggers like this: