FDOT Suspension Of Garcon Bridge Tolling Enters Its Eighth Month

Pensacola News Journal reports, on Friday, Florida DOT Secretary Kevin Thibault directed Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise to extend the toll suspension in effect for the Garcon Point Bridge through May 9, 2021. Governor Ron DeSantis (R) first halted collection of the five-dollar toll during September’s Hurricane Sally, but a continuous series of extensions has been ordered because of storm damage to the nearby Pensacola Bay Bridge. FDOT recently announced that the several-times-delayed reopening of the damaged bridge is now scheduled for Memorial Day weekend.