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Washington Post Article Highlights Problems with Pioneer Trail Interchange

At the end of June 2023, the award-winning newspaper the Washington Post ran a thorough and detailed story on the sinister origins and environmental damage of the I-95/Pioneer Trail Interchange. You can read the full article here:

DeSantis agency sent $92 million in covid relief funds to donor-backed project

Vehicles travel along Interstate 95 under the Pioneer Trail Road bridge on Wednesday. (Jacob M. Langston for The Washington Post)

Excerpt from the Washington Post: “State transportation leaders notified local officials about the decision to use covid relief money for the interchange during a public meeting on Nov. 30, 2022, three weeks after DeSantis’s reelection. The $126 million interchange budget — which includes about $34 million in funding from other federal, state and local sources — covers purchasing land for right of way, along with construction costs, records show. It also includes funds to build partial access roads near the interchange onto Hosseini’s property, a feature that was not in the 2021 design plans but appeared in 2022 plans, according to public records.

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