Citrus County Speak Out: Stop the new toll road

We’re at a critical stage in fighting the massive new toll road, and the urban sprawl and bulldozers that come with it, from upending Citrus County.

Join other members of the community tomorrow, May 3rd at 5:30 PM for the Inverness City Council meeting where you can speak out against the destructive proposed Northern Turnpike Extension.

As part of the No Roads to Ruin coalition, we’re working to build a show of force at tomorrow’s meeting so that the City Council hears our “No Build” message loud and clear and rejects this unnecessary, disastrous new highway. A “No Build” resolution from the Inverness City Council will make clear to the Florida Department of Transportation, Gov. Ron DeSantis, and other legislative leaders that Citrus residents are determined to keep the “Nature” in “Nature Coast” and reject this reckless plan.

No Roads to Ruin Coalition advocates will be on hand to provide brightly colored No Build mini-posters and magenta Rural Florida Says No Toll Roads stickers to wear so you don’t even have to give public comments to be heard. Be sure to arrive early to get a good seat and to register for public comment.

  • Date: Tuesday, May 3rd
  • Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Location: Inverness Government Center
  • Address: 212 W. Main Street Inverness, FL 34450

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Before the meeting, we encourage you to send a strong “No Build” message to all of the Inverness City Council Members asking them to pass a “No Build” resolution against the Northern Turnpike Extension. Raise your environmental, community, cultural and other concerns about the proposed routes. Ask them to support the No Build option and pass a resolution opposing it.

Here are the emails for sending your No Build message:

The Inverness City Councill needs to hear from residents that we don’t want our communities and quality of life to be paved over by new toll roads that would ruin our communities, lakes, wetlands, springs, estuaries, wildlife, and farmlands that all make the Nature Coast so iconic and appealing a place to live and visit.