plans to build high-occupancy toll lanes down Interstate 4 in the central part
of the state, media outlets reported.
The lanes would run along the highway from the Florida
Turnpike to Seminole County, WKMG-TV reported. Construction could start
as soon as four years from now, but might not be completed until well into the
still has some opponents in the state, including U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-FL, The Orlando Sentinel reported. Critics
have tagged the project’s toll provision as “Lexus lanes.”
the highway is regarded as one of the most clogged in the state, and runs
through the crowded Daytona Beach, Orlando and Tampa Bay areas.
COO of Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, said the project was not the tolling of
an existing interstate.
adding new capacity, which is user-financed, and not tax-financed,” he told The Sentinel.