STATEWIDE — Florida will continue to fund key transportation initiatives which are funded in the 2021-22 fiscal year budget recently signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

The budget includes:

*$9.44 billion for the department’s Work Program and debt service

*$2.8 billion for highway construction to include 210 new lane miles

*$1 billion in resurfacing to include 2,682 lane miles

*$110.6 million in seaport infrastructure enhancements

*$325.9 million for aviation improvements

*$515.9 million for scheduled repairs of 89 bridges and replacement of 18 bridges

*$704.3 million for rail/transit program advancements

*$172.2 million for safety initiatives

“A safe, reliable, and multi-modal transportation system is critical to keeping our state moving," said FDOT Secretary Kevin Thibault. “The investments made during this Legislative Session will bolster communities as they recover, keep Florida’s economy thriving, and continue to position Florida as a nationwide leader in transportation.” He thanked Gov. DeSantis for approving the projects.

The state budget also includes Gov. DeSantis’ recommendation to use stimulus funding to support FDOT’s Work Program and Florida’s seaports.

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