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Intersection: Toll Roads

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Toll lanes are coming to I-4. Photo: Abe Aboraya, WMFE

Florida has more miles of toll roads than any other state. Still more toll roads are planned- including toll lanes on the I – 4 Ultimate expansion.

If you commute to work in Central Florida, chances are at least part of your drive is spent on a toll road. Florida has more miles of toll roads than any other state. And more toll roads are coming, including toll lanes on the upgraded I-4.

So just how important are toll roads to the overall plan for Central Florida roadways? What effect do they have on traffic patterns and driving habits? And what happens to the tolls once a new toll road is paid off?

Central Florida Expressway Authority vice chair Fred Hawkins and Transportation reporter Dan Tracy- who recently wrote about the I-4 Ultimate and toll lanes for Orlando Magazine-  join the program to discuss the latest on tolls. 


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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of earthquakes, criminal trials and rugby ... Read Full Bio »