Florida: New toll roads bill SB7068 rolls out of Senate committee

The measure to plan and fund three potential new cross-state toll road expressway projects rolled smoothly out of the Florida Senate Committee on Infrastructure and Security Tuesday opening the road for one of the top priorities for Senate President Bill Galvano.

The committee introduced, heard, and then unanimously approved Senate Bill 7068. It would restart three long dead or dormant expressway concepts, one to extend the Suncoast Parkway all the way to Georgia, one to extend Florida’s Northern Turnpike to a juncture with the Suncoast Parkway, and to create an all-new expressway, the Southwest-Central Florida Connector, cutting from Polk County to Collier County.