Governor Accelerates Construction on $864M Howard Frankland Bridge Project

On April 1, 2020, Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered the acceleration of road construction in the state during a press conference, including the $864 million Howard Frankland Bridge project.

"We have roads that if you were to do a lot of construction on would cause massive traffic in normal situations, that may not be the case now so I have told the secretary of transportation here that they need to accelerate $2.1 billion in transportation projects," DeSantis said. "You have the ability to operate a long time during the day, you can close down more lanes because the traffic isn't what it was and really start to make progress on these key projects."

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