By Susan Hardee Steger
May 9, 2020
Good news for area motorists! The FDOT announced State Road 200 is on a list of projects added to Governor Ron DeSantis’ fast track road project program. According to FDOT, “The SR 200 capacity improvement project between Rubin Davis Lane to O’Neill Scott Road will be accelerated by 2 months.”
When DeSantis announced Florida’s stay at home policy, he took advantage of the expected light traffic on Florida highways to accelerate road and bridge projects. State Road 200 is among 40 critical transportation projects moving forward as a result of COVID-19.
“FDOT is proud to continue implementing Governor DeSantis’ forward-thinking directive to accelerate crucial transportation projects and more swiftly enhance the state’s overall transportation system,” said Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Kevin J. Thibault, P.E. “The transportation industry is vital to our economy and is essential as we move forward to re-open Florida. We will continue to accelerate projects as much as possible, while also incorporating the CDC’s safety and sanitation guidelines.”