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Crist splits with Jeb on Road plan



A plan to build a series of massive expressways across rural Florida is getting a cool reception from Gov. Charlie Crist, who said Monday the state instead needs to expand existing roads.

Embraced by Crist's predecessor, Jeb Bush, the Future Corridors project seeks to remake rural parts of the state with new toll roads that would help accommodate future growth. But Crist said Monday the state needs to "prioritize and have roads where the people are and where we need them. Right now, that's South Florida, southeast Florida.

"I want us to expand I-75 south, I-95 south down to Miami and then I-4." More here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:33pm]


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