Gov. Scott Announces I-95 Widening
Governor Rick Scott was in Daytona Beach Thursday morning at the Daytona International Speedway and made a major announcement about Interstate 95.
The Florida Department of Transportation said it finally has the funding to widen I-95 and governor Scott announced FDOT is moving the project up and construction will begin this year.
The 250 million dollar project will include the widening of I-95 to six lanes from state road 44 in New Smyrna Beach to just south of Daytona Beach, which means I-95 will be six lanes from Florida-Georgia line to Miami.
Governor Scott said the state's surplus in it's transportation budget is helping fund the projects.
He credits a surge in tourism, going from 82 million visitors in 2010 to close to 95 million last year.
The improvements to I-95 won't be completed until 2019.
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