DeSantis announces $270M plan to upgrade infrastructure

Pinellas County

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday announced a three-year plan to upgrade and expand the state’s infrastructure.

The governor has proposed $270 million to go toward infrastructure projects in coastal and inland Florida.

DeSantis said the spending in the plan will cover 76 infrastructure projects, including solutions to protect coastal communities from sea level rise and flooding.

With local governments likely to match the state’s spending, DeSantis predicted $500 million in total would go toward infrastructure in the state. The governor said he plans to propose hundreds of millions more in funding over the next couple years.

“You’re going to end up seeing probably well over a billion dollars in this over the next couple of years, which is going to be really, really good,” DeSantis said.

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