A project to four-lane U.S. 98N from West Socrum Loop Road to the Polk-Pasco line has been fully funded and construction could start as early as this summer, The Ledger reports in a subscribers-only story. The $130 million project is funded through the American Rescue Act and ties in with a larger Florida DOT project to widen the highway through three counties to improve safety in a heavily trafficked freight corridor.

Source: The Ledger

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  1. 98N is congested now; I feel just widening the two-laned part to 4 lanes will cause further congestion, and looking at the big picture is warranted.

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