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Bill aiming to repeal Florida toll road projects passes House committee

The bill would place plans for the Heartland Parkway back on the shelf.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla — A bill that seeks to undo plans of expanding Florida's controversial toll road projects passed its first House Committee Friday.

SB 100 would place plans for the Heartland Parkway and an extension of Florida's Turnpike back on the shelf after the initial project was approved back in 2019. 

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Lawmakers previously allowed for an extension of the Suncoast Parkway to the Georgia border and an additional route that would connect Polk and Collier Counties, dubbed the Heartland Parkway. An extension connecting Florida's Turnpike to the Suncoast was also part of the initial plans.

The bill will now face the full House for a vote. If passed, it would be up to Gov. DeSantis to sign it into law.

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