After 30 Years, a Proposed $500 Million Project to Link the Sawgrass Expressway, FL Turnpike and I-95 Advances

Sun-Sentinel reports, “A 30-year roadblock has been cleared and a link between the Sawgrass Expressway, Florida’s Turnpike and Interstate 95, through the heart of Deerfield Beach, is a step closer to reality. The Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization has voted in favor of an 18-point plan to expand Southwest 10th Street. It includes sunken express lanes down the middle of Southwest 10th Street, with higher local access roads running parallel.” The report adds, “Some estimates have the unfunded connection taking at least eight years to build at a cost of more than $500 million. Gerry O’Reilly, District Four secretary for the Florida Department of Transportation, has said he will find the money.”