Analysis: 3 planned toll roads, including project from Polk to Collier, not fiscally feasible
By Gary White | The Ledger

The analysis included 500 simulations for the three roads, using a range of variables for each, and found none met a key financial marker.

“M-CORES is a financially risky project with a significant price tag and little data demonstrating a true transportation need,” the Cornell analysis said. “Furthermore, the proposed corridors run through highly sensitive environmental areas, run the risk of encouraging sprawl in communities that do not want it, and during COVID-19 have reduced demand.”