Florida’s ‘toll roads to nowhere’ could have devasting enviroment impact. Now’s the time to stop it

You may have heard of Florida’s sudden plan to build what are widely called “toll roads to nowhere.”

If not, you ought to know about it, because if they happen, you’ll be paying for it as a Florida taxpayer, to the tune of about $1 billion over the next 10 years.

The project, three separate new tolls roads, would slice through some of Florida’s most environmentally pristine lands, including the Ichetucknee, Santa Fe and Suwannee rivers and the network of more than 200 natural springs that flow into them and provide the primary recharge for Florida’s underground drinking water supply.