FDOT Says No Dice to CFX’s Request That the State Agency Expedite Work on Wekiva Parkway

Orlando Sentinel reports that FDOT has rebuffed the Central Florida Expressway Authority’s attempt to get FDOT to expedite work on a segment of the Wekiva Parkway project. In September, the newspaper notes, CFX made an early, lump sum payoff of a $150.9 million debt it owed to FDOT with the expectation the money would allow state transportation officials to advance their construction timetable for a segment of the tollway. However, FDOT has “confirmed in an email” that it does not plan to complete the project before 2021, the date originally scheduled. The Sentinel adds that at a recent public meeting, FDOT district officials appeared to be unaware of CFX’s debt repayment.