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Florida Department of Transportation

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  • Concerns spark new round of canal tests

    Concerns spark new round of canal tests
    Jose Marquez attached a plastic vial to a long pole as a cluster of Deerfield Beach's Cove area residents looked on. Stretching the pole into the water, the staff engineer with South Florida Water Management District's Department of Environmental Resource...
  • S.R. 84 ramps get safety upgrade

    S.R. 84 ramps get safety upgrade
    The triple-deck interchange of ramps and flyovers where Interstate 95 meets State Road 84 has long enticed motorists to drive too fast ever since it opened nearly 25 years ago. The interchange, which is radically different from most in South Florida,...
  • SunRail trains delayed after mechanical issues

    Mechanical issues and congestion caused delays for SunRail trains Tuesday afternoon, a Florida Department of Transportation spokesman said. A train leaving DeBary at 4 p.m. was canceled because of mechanical issues, spokesman Steve Olson said. About...
  • Cop hit by wrong-way driver: 'I'm lucky to be alive'

    Cop hit by wrong-way driver: 'I'm lucky to be alive'
    TAMPA — Earlier in the day Saturday, Tampa police Officer Natasha Stanek was thinking about all the wrong-way drivers and wrecks — 11 killed in the Tampa region since February—and who was involved in them. "I was thinking we haven't...
  • SunRail train spotted in Lake

    SunRail train spotted in Lake
    TAVARES— A white shiny train donning a bright yellow sun with orange and blue stripes made a brief appearance in Lake on Monday. Some may have been surprised to spot the SunRail train near the city's fire department. But the state Department of...
  • West Boca's Glades Road project nears completion

    Good news all around for drivers in Boca Raton. The 1.5-mile FDOT construction project on Glades Road from State Road 7 to Lyons Road is expected to finish up next week. And as work on the I-95 Spanish River Interchange continues, no shutdown is...
  • Central Florida's Coast to Coast Connector eyes final stretch

    Central Florida's Coast to Coast Connector eyes final stretch
    The state's most ambitious recreation trail will take in Atlantic surf and rocket launches; manatees and springs; SunRail trains; Florida-style mountains; remote forests and charming towns; and the Gulf of Mexico near St. Petersburg. About 75 percent of...
  • New I-595 warning gates hit 105 times by drivers

    New I-595 warning gates hit 105 times by drivers
    The signs on the Interstate 595 warning gates say: "Do Not Enter." But that hasn't stopped drivers from plowing into the gates 105 times since March 26, when the new reversible express lanes opened, state records show. The 9.5-mile stretch of...
  • Biker without helmet killed after Harley-Davidson hits car

    Biker without helmet killed after Harley-Davidson hits car
    A Polk County man was killed Tuesday after the Harley-Davidson motorcycle he was riding while not wearing a helmet crashed into a Pontiac Vibe that pulled into his path on Cypress Parkway near Kissimmee, deputies said. Robert Lee Heery, 60, of Winter...
  • An opportunity to learn more about the Ultimate I4

    An opportunity to learn more about the Ultimate I4
    Few projects seem likely to have as much impact on the lives on local residents, both in the short and long term, as the $2.3 billion construction plan called the I-4 Ultimate Project, which involves the expansion of that major highway. The construction...
  • Wrong-way crashes spur road agencies to action

    Wrong-way crashes spur road agencies to action
    The lethal nature of crashes caused by wrong-way drivers — illustrated recently by a pair of horrific wrecks — takes a heavy toll on families and friends left to grieve their loss. But they also carry an expensive financial price tag...