Coast to Coast Connector Project

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News Release: Florida Department of Environmental Protection
July 21, 2014

TALLAHASSEE – Governor Rick Scott today announced the 11 new projects that will be funded this year to help advance the Coast to Coast Connector, which will provide a safe and continuous multi-use trail from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic. The Department of Transportation will invest $15.9 million to complete 11 phases of separate trail segments in nine counties. This new funding is in addition to the more than $26 million that has already been invested by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for the Connector project over the next five years.

Governor Scott said, “This $15.9 million investment will help to complete 11 sections of the Coast to Coast Connector which will help to bring more tourists to our state, and create jobs for families in our state. Our tourists increasingly desire new ways to explore this beautiful state and the Coast to Coast Connector will do just that as the only trail in America connecting the Gulf to the Atlantic.”

Brevard County

  • Brevard Co. Line to Aurantia Road - $5.6 million

  • Canaveral Ave to Max Brewer Causeway and Max Brewer Causeway to Atlantic Ocean - $100,000

  • Hernando County
  • Suncoast Trail to existing Good Neighbor Trail - $1 million

  • Lake County
  • SR 33 to Silver Eagle Road - $1.5 million

  • Lake/Sumter County
  • Van Fleet State Trail to Villa City Road - $1.3 million

  • Orange County
  • Seg 1 ‐ Hiawassee Rd to Pine Hills Road - $530,000

  • Seg 2 ‐ Clarcona‐Ocoee Rd to Seminole Co. Line - $1.1 million

  • Pasco County
  • Pinellas/Pasco Co. Line to North of SR 54 - $460,000

  • Pinellas County
  • East Lake Rd/Keystone Rd intersection to the Pinellas/Pasco Co. Line - $3.9 million

  • Seminole/ Volusia County
  • Wayside Park over US 17/92 Bridge and US 17/92 Bridge over Spring to Spring Trail - $100,000

  • Sumter County
  • Withlacoochee State Trail to Van Fleet State Trail - $350,000

When complete, the Connector is expected to be over 250 miles and will link communities between St. Petersburg and Titusville into a major destination route that will allow residents and visitors to explore Central Florida by bicycle or foot. An estimated 75 percent of the trail corridor is already developed and open to the public or funded for construction.