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Major FDOT Project List for 2014 Released

Governor Scott's Florida Families First Budget for Fiscal Year 2014 fully funds the Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT) Work Program investments in port, highway, bridge and other transportation infrastructure improvements. Here is a list of funded transportation infrastructure projects in Jacksonville and the throughout Florida for 2014.

Published February 11, 2013 in Transit      6 Comments    Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article


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Official Press Release

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Governor Scott’s Florida Families First Budget for FY 2014 fully funds the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Work Program investments in port, highway, bridge and other transportation infrastructure improvements. The FDOT budget is built upon the Governor’s vision to invest in job creation and to lower the cost of living for Florida’s families by prioritizing vital transportation projects to facilitate economic development opportunities.
 
Governor Scott said, “All the signs are positive - the unemployment rate is declining, the housing market is improving, consumer confidence is rising and economic growth in our communities is continuing. This is the right time to fund much needed transportation improvements. These strategic investments will create construction jobs and lay the foundation for the private sector to move to Florida, expand business and create long-term jobs.”
 
The Governor’s recommended Work Program budget of $8.3 billion ensures the Department of Transportation plays a strong support role in achieving the Governor’s economic and budget priorities. Building the links in the transportation network improves the movement of freight from suppliers to markets and provides employment opportunities for Florida’s families. The budget makes the following investments:

·         $3.6 billion for construction of highway projects

·         $288 million in seaport infrastructure improvements

·         $169 million for aviation improvements

·         $287 million for bridge repair and replacement to include replacing 31 bridges

·         $765 million for maintenance and operation

·         $401 million for public transit development grants

·         $144 million for safety initiatives

 
FDOT Secretary Ananth Prasad said, “By expanding capacity, relieving congestion and moving people and freight more efficiently, we create a state that keeps down the cost of living for our citizens and makes Florida the best place to live, work and visit.”
 
The Governor’s budget recognizes that transportation investments are important for any economy to thrive – even more so when the Governor’s policies are getting the economy back on track.
 
It creates short-term jobs – especially in the construction industry which has been disproportionately affected by the economic downturn and it spurs economic development by providing certainty with long-term private sector jobs.
 
Florida Transportation Builders’ Association President Bob Burleson said, “This is great news for the economy. I appreciate Governor Scott’s leadership in recognizing the importance of transportation in moving Florida forward.”
 
With the upcoming expansion of the Panama Canal and continued investment in our ports, Florida is uniquely positioned to become a major trade gateway with imports to North America and exports to Latin America and South America.
 
Florida Ports Council President Doug Wheeler said, “Strategic investments in freight infrastructure and incentives to attract manufacturing are critical to Florida’s ability to create jobs and further grow our economy. Governor Scott’s proposed budget builds on his work thus far to put Floridians back to work, and will position Florida as a global hub for business.”
 
These key port investments plus highway and railway improvements help the state move forward to develop manufacturing, distribution and logistics jobs and to have the best transportation system in the country.

List of Major FDOT projects for FY 2014 on the next page.



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6 Comments

JFman00

February 11, 2013, 03:10:46 PM
More than 10 million a mile for the I-10 widening in Pensacola. Wow.

tufsu1

February 11, 2013, 03:24:05 PM
^ that's cheap for interstate projects!

ubben

February 11, 2013, 06:03:41 PM
It's pretty insulting that still no money is being allocated for a flyover at the I-95 and Butler Boulevard interchange.

Other than enabling homophobia and shaking Mickey Mouse's hand, what exactly is Mayor Brown doing?

kreger

February 11, 2013, 07:24:29 PM
The First Coast Outer Beltway seems a low priority. I'm guessing Mr Scott is helping a buddy or two out. That money could get more bang for the buck elsewhere in JAX.

thelakelander

February 11, 2013, 07:37:11 PM
It's pretty insulting that still no money is being allocated for a flyover at the I-95 and Butler Boulevard interchange.

Other than enabling homophobia and shaking Mickey Mouse's hand, what exactly is Mayor Brown doing?

The Mayor has no control over what FDOT does with their money and their infrastructure.

tufsu1

February 11, 2013, 10:44:03 PM
The First Coast Outer Beltway seems a low priority. I'm guessing Mr Scott is helping a buddy or two out. That money could get more bang for the buck elsewhere in JAX.

The North Florida TPO has ranked it as a top priority for years.  All of the northeast Florida projects listed for funding in 2014 have been worked on for several years.
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