Seminole County connector road that cost $5 million to build opens near courthouse

Video: Seminole County connector road that cost $5 million to build opens near courthouse

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Some dubbed it the “road to nowhere.” Now it’s complete.

Seminole County’s newest connector road, Senator Lane, is now open to the public.

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It is one of four roads within a quarter of a mile along U.S. Highway 17-92 near the courthouse in Sanford that connects to Eslinger Way.

In 2019, Seminole County Commissioners approved tearing out trees and draining the swamp to construct Senator Lane. The total cost to taxpayers was $5 million.

Last year, former commissioner Brenda Carey said the road was planned years ago to be an access point for the old Flea World property. That property has sat vacant for the last six years.

There is a light at the intersection to connect to the property if development ever takes place.

Chairman Lee Constantine said the road is an internal road for the Five Points area.

“This road is obviously for the whole court system that we have there,” he said.