State puts halt to Coastal Connector routes

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FDOT will aim to improve capacity issues on I-75

Michael D. Bates

For the Riverland News

The state has put a halt to any further work on the controversial Coastal Connector proposed routes that would have connected Suncoast Parkway 2 from its terminus in Citrus County to either Interstate 75 or U.S. 301 in Ocala.

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Secretary Mike Dew, in a letter to Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn late Friday, said his department “will postpone the recommendations from the Coastal Connector planning study.”

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