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Florida Is #1 – In Most Toll Roads

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Florida has 719 miles of toll roads crisscrossing the state — the most in the nation, according to federal data.

And Central Florida is the epicenter: Orange County has 153 miles of toll roads, the most per square mile in the state, 2015 Florida Department of Transportation data show. It might also have the distinction of having the most toll roads in the country, experts say.

“Orlando has got a more fully developed, elaborate set of toll roads than really any other metro area in the U.S.,” said Peter Samuel, the founder of Toll Road News, where he was a writer for 17 years.

More are planned.

The new Wekiva Parkway, between I-4 and State Road 429, will add another 10 miles of toll roads in Orange County and at least two new toll plazas. It’s set to open in 2018.

In the Central Florida Expressway Authority’s preliminary 2040 plan, another 80 miles of roadways will be studied with a projected cost of $3.2 billion to $4.5 billion.

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