Elected Officials Contend FDOT Misled Them on Howard Frankland Bridge Toll Lanes

Tampa Bay Times reports, “Confusion is swirling around the Florida Department of Transportation’s plan to replace the northbound span of the Howard Frankland Bridge.” The newspaper has reported that FDOT plans to convert one lane in each direction to a toll lane, leaving one fewer free lane. “But politicians whom the Tampa Bay Times told about the plan last week said they felt misled by the agency, which had also talked about adding additional lanes for the tolls. DOT officials said the plan was always to convert a lane,” the report adds.