"One of the big challenges with I-75 is that when we need it most is when we have the challenges - seasonal conditions, (University of Florida) game days, a whole series of things. That is when we need to be considering the idea of an alternative reliever," Wood said. "We are continuing to look at I-75 and what we can do there but. But the Turnpike Enterprise is also doing a study that looks at a connection from Suncoast Parkway to I-75 in Citrus and Marion counties."
"I, too, believe the root cause of this crisis is a failure to build enough affordable housing to keep up with our growing population," Democratic Assemblyman Jim Wood of Eureka said.