NEW PORT RICHEY — With the addition of two words, Pasco commissioners went from a majority vote to a unanimous vote for a resolution endorsing a proposed elevated toll road on the State Road 54/56 corridor.
Those words: “a” and “possible.”
Instead of saying the elevated toll road is “the solution” to address future transportation needs, commissioners agreed to say it’s “a possible solution.”
“It doesn’t mean you support building it — it just means you support studying it,” Commissioner Ted Schrader said.
The Florida Department of Transportation has already spent about $750,000 on various studies and preliminary plans. Consultants are in the middle of a feasibility and tolling study now, and bids are due Monday at the DOT office in Tallahassee for private investors to build and operate the toll road.