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Freedom First Budget Makes Record Investments in Florida’s Transportation Infrastructure

TALLAHASSEE, FL — With Governor Ron DeSantis’ signing of the 2022-2023 Freedom First Budget, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) continues to build upon critical enhancements and innovations for Florida’s multimodal transportation system. This historic $12.6 billion in funding for Florida’s transportation infrastructure ensures that Florida continues to serve as a nationwide leader in transportation.

“Through Governor Ron DeSantis’ bold leadership and vision, FDOT remains steadfast in our commitment to a safe, resilient, and reliable transportation system,” said FDOT Secretary Jared W. Perdue, P.E. “The historic investments made during the 2022 Legislative Session are a catalyst in bolstering communities, supporting Florida’s thriving economy, and building upon Florida’s innovative transportation infrastructure for generations to come.”

DeSantis’ Freedom First Budget includes $12.6 billion for transportation investments, making it the largest budget in FDOT history and highlights the following strategic investments:

  • $4.4 billion for highway construction to include 180 new lane miles
  • $1.2 billion in resurfacing to include 2,690 lane miles
  • $236.6 million for bridge maintenance repairs and replacements
  • $135.9 million in seaport infrastructure enhancements
  • $314.5 million for aviation improvements
  • $867 million for rail and transit program advancements
  • $160.1 million for safety initiatives

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