New Florida Wildlife Corridor expedition aims to show what new toll roads would destroy

The three toll roads were proposed by Senate President Bill Galvano after meeting with and getting contributions from state road-builders and the Chamber of Commerce. They would link the little-used Suncoast Parkway to the Florida Turnpike and also extend it to Georgia, while also reviving the now-moribund Heartland Parkway between Polk and Collier counties. Despite strong opposition from environmental and many community groups, DeSantis signed off on the toll road bill last spring, explaining, “I think we need new roads in Florida to get around.” A trio of advisory groups are now holding public hearings, but so far most of the comments have been from people opposed to the new roads disrupting rural areas…