Boy, things have been very quiet about this proposed toll road with 20 years in the making. In February, bids were received from private companies. Since then, the silence has been deafening!
The $40 million a year Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority is overseeing this project and it has been troubled over the past year with controversial board members, an audit, and resignations. Governor Crist recently appointed two new members to this board.
With a scheduled "opening" of 2009, the Board needs to get busy on this! I am trying to track down the status of this proposed road in New Tampa.