3 Florida toll road projects will get Senate panel scrutiny next week

Three proposed toll road projects that critics consider unneeded will get attention next week from the Senate Transportation Committee.

The committee, which will meet Jan. 12 for the first time in advance of the 2021 legislative session, is scheduled to receive an overview from the Department of Transportation about the three projects that would extend the Suncoast Parkway from Citrus County to Jefferson County, extend Florida’s Turnpike from Wildwood to connect with the Suncoast Parkway and create a new road linking Polk and Collier counties.