Join us for a brief 20-minute press conference with local residents, coalition partners, and ‘No Build’ activists to celebrate our historic win and hear from local leaders what FDOT’s “Pause” and study concluding “no viable proposed corridors” means. Learn more here or at our Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/2sw4JKlP6

McPherson Governmental Campus Auditorium–outside the County Commission Building in the lawn on the side of the building. 

601 SE 25th Ave. Ocala, Florida 34471 

If you are planning to attend, please arrive around 9:00 AM. The press conference will start at 9:30 AM sharp. More details can be found here in the media advisory

IMPORTANT UPDATE AND BACKGROUND: On August 4th, FDOT announced that they would be ‘pausing’ the Northern Turnpike Extension after the Florida Turnpike Enterprise Alternative Corridor Evaluation Study Concluded with no Viable Proposed Corridors.  



​A “pause” is great news, but a “full stop” is what we are all fighting for.  That means we must take advantage of our success thus far in order to get us to the finish line. 

The bad news is that FDOT said it will “continue to refine and develop viable corridor concepts for this area.” 

The VERY BEST NEWS that came directly from the FDOT “pause” announcement was:

  • “Based on feedback received from across the four-county study area, significant concerns were identified with portions of all four initially proposed corridors. The Department deeply values community input and is committed to thoroughly exploring all concerns received during this process.”

If your community doesn’t appear on here, then that means you need to engage them so that they pass a “No Build” resolution against the Northern Turnpike Extension. We are here to help. Email michael.mcgrath@sierraclub.org for assistance and to talk strategy. Check out our “No Build” resolution resource page for more information including a draft “No Build” resolution that you can modify and fill in the blanks for your community.

Need contact information for your local City Council or to know when they meet next? See below for information county by county.

Citrus Resources
Levy Resources
Marion Resources
Sumter Resources