Interstate exchange near Everglades shelved
Collier County shelves plan to put I-75 exchange near Everglades until at least 2021
Collier County's lengthy push to get an Interstate 75 interchange built near the Everglades has reached the end of the road, at least until 2021.
The Collier County Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to shelve plans for the interchange in the rural, eastern part of the county.
The project has been a top road priority for the county for years, putting the county at odds with environmental groups who opposed the project on the grounds that it would do far-reaching harm to habitat for the endangered Florida panther and other wildlife.
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