Northern Turnpike Extension Kick-Off meetings 2021-12-07

SB 100 didn’t stop one of the M-CORES projects: a toll road up US 19 across the Suwannee River to Jefferson County connecting to Thomasville, Georgia.

Starting tonight are three meetings about the current incarnation, which aims to run from FL 19 at Wildwood through the horse country of Marion County past Dunnellon into Levy County past Chiefland, stopping (for now) just short of the Suwannee River. That’s already a sizeable swath of the springs heartland of Florida.

But don’t expect it to stop there: SB 100 authorized it to go “to a logical and appropriate terminus as determined by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)”

So please attend online or by telephone or in person. Otherwise, they’ll say nobody objected.

[Map and Meetings]
Map and Meetings

Tuesday Dec 7, 2021, 5:30-7:30 pm, FDOT Public Kickoff Meeting
Virtually via GoToWebinar: register online
In-person at the College of Central Florida, Levy Campus, 15390 US-19, Chiefland, FL 32626

Wednesday, Dec 8th at 5:30 Dunnellon City Council Workshop
Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431
Someone from Marion’s Transportation Planning Organization will speak, and other items will be on the agenda.
“Persons wishing to appear before the council and wanting to be placed on the workshop agenda must make a written request for same to the city clerk on or before noon the Friday before the workshop meeting, together with any backup material the speaker wishes the Council to consider.”

Thursday, Dec 9, 2021, 5:30-7:30 pm, FDOT Public Kickoff Meeting
No GoToWebinar, but you may be able to call in: register online
In-person at the College of Central Florida, Citrus Campus, 3800 S Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, FL 34461

Please attend and speak up.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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