Thursday, December 04, 2014

Rural Roadways Get Funding For Improvements

Governor Rick Scott announced today that 20 rural areas across Florida have been selected to receive $9 million in transportation improvement funds. This funding is part of Governor Scott’s Rural Areas of Opportunity Program that is designed to help Florida’s rural communities continue to grow and create opportunities for families and job creators.

Speaker pro tempore Matt Hudson said, "These projects reflect region-wide priorities, and underline the Governor’s and Legislature’s commitment to setting our priorities in the spirit of regional cooperation. We are extremely pleased the Small County Outreach Program (SCOP) is contributing to these important projects in Hendry County for the benefit of the safety of our residents, people traveling into our communities and the enhancement of our roadway system."

The communities selected for funding, the projects and the award amounts are listed below:

South central and Southwest Florida
Lake Placid, Highlands Co Green Dragon Dr $100,000

LaBelle, Hendry Co Bryan Ave $75,319

Okeechobee, Okeechobee Co SW 2nd Ave/ SW 8th St $57,750

Clewiston, Hendry Co Pasedena Ave $295,000

Wauchula, Hardee Co Orange St $1,175,574

Northeast Florida

Interlachen, Putnam Co North Francis St $750,000

Live Oak, Suwannee Co Itchetucknee Rd $915,900

White Springs, Hamilton Co 1st St $61,544

Bell, Gilchrist Co Strickland Ave $121,200

Jennings, Hamilton Co Johns St $84,908

Northwest Florida
Wausau, Washington Co 4th St/Ollie Rd $399,042

Alford, Jackson Co Tennessee St $360,086

Malone, Jackson Co 8th St $129,360

Monticello, Jefferson Co S Waukeenah St $137,863

Quincy, Gadsden Co MLK Jr Blvd $234,529

Wewahitchka, Gulf Co Old Hwy 22A $62,712

Graceville, Jackson Co White Ave/ Pearl St $195,840

Southeast Florida
South Bay, Palm Beach Co Martin Luther King Blvd/
Palm Beach Rd & Main St $1,416,687

Pahokee, Palm Beach Co East Main Pl $1,374,512

Belle Glade, Palm Beach Co SE Ave G, SW AveH,
SW 12th St, SE 7th St,
South Canal St,
West Ave A $1,038,834

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