Florida Invests Record $10.8 Billion in Infrastructure

November 15, 2017

Florida Governor Rick Scott presented the state's FY 2018-2019 transportation budget yesterday, saying, "Transportation infrastructure plays an important role in helping support our booming economy, growing population and record numbers of visitors. By making historic investments in Florida’s transportation system for the past five years, we have solidified Florida as a national leader and a global destination for trade. I am proud to announce that the Securing Florida’s Future budget will continue this success with a $10.8 billion investment in our roads, bridges, airports and seaports, which will make sure our state remains prepared for future growth and job creation.”

Here are details from the budget.

  • $1 billion to expand transportation system capacity, which includes adding 269 new lane miles
  • $186.1 million for safety initiatives
  • $171.6 million in seaport infrastructure improvements
  • $359.0 million for aviation improvements
  • $167.7 million for scheduled repair of 63 bridges and replacement of 18 bridges
  • $1billion for maintenance and operation
  • $568 million for public transit development grants
  • $151.3 million for bike and pedestrian trails of which $26.7 million is for SUN Trail

By Regions:

Northeast Florida

  • $23.5M to continue state contributions for the JAXPORT channel deepening and widening project.
  • $34M for the long - term repair of SR A1A Segment 3 from North of 18th Street to South of  Osprey Drive in Flagler Beach and Beverly Beach, Flagler County  
  • $289M project for construction of the First Coast Expressway into Clay and St. Johns counties.  
  • $15M for a new, two - lane roadway 3.4 miles in length beginning at the western terminus of Arnold Road and ending at the intersection of Lannie Road and Ethel Road in Duval County   
  • $6 6M project to expand SR 20 from the Alachua County line to Southwest 56th Avenue,  Putnam County  

Northwest Florida

  • $45M to widen from two to six lanes and reconstruct existing lanes on SR 390 (St. Andrews  Boulevard) from CR 2312 (Baldwin Road) to Jenks Avenue, Bay County.  
  • $1.25M for dredging project to widen and deepen  Berth 3 in the Port of Panama City, Bay County.   
  • $5M to acquire right - of - way to reconfigure SR 363 (Woodville Highway) from Gaile Avenue to Paul Russell Road, Leon County.  

Southwest Florida

  • $24M to add lanes and reconstruct US 41 Venice Bypass from Center Road to Gulf Coast Boulevard in Sarasota County.  
  • $37 M to widen from two lanes to four lanes the section of SR 82 from Gator Slough Lane to SR 29 in Collier County.  
  • $15M to expand the Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) commercial terminal in Lee County

Southeast Florida  

  • $157M to add express lanes to I - 95 from Glades Road to Linton Blvd and improve interchanges at both I - 95/Glades Road and I - 95/Linton Blvd, Palm Beach County  
  • $28M to widen 7.5 miles of the Sawgrass Expressway/SR 869 between Sunrise Boulevard and Atlantic Boulevard, Broward County.  
  • $218M to widen six miles of the Turnpike/SR 821 between the Dolphin Expressway/SR 836 and NW 106th Street, Miami - Dade County.

East Central Florida

  • $8.6M for continued investment in the Space Florida Horizontal Launch Cargo Processing improvements in Brevard County.   
  • $22M to widen from two lanes to four lanes more than two miles of SR 600/US 17 - 92, from west of Poinciana Boulevard to CR 535, Osceola County  
  • $325M to link Wekiva Parkway/SR 429 to Interstate 4 and SR 417 in Seminole County.

West Central Florida

  • $36M project to increase lanes on SR 50 from four to six lanes between Windmere Road and  McKethan Road, Hernando County.  
  • $75M project to widen from two to six lanes a section of SR 52 (Schrader Highway) between the Suncoast Parkway and US 41 in Pasco County.  
  • $81M realignment of SR 52 from Uradco P lace to West of Fort King Ro ad, Pasco County.   
  • $26M project to construct a new roadway connecting CR 578 (County Line Road) at the Pasco/Hernando County line to US 41