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Florida Department of Transportation

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  • 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...
  • Bike lanes should be wider

    Bike lanes should be wider
    I thought the article by Andy Reid reflecting on the spike in bicycle-related injuries was a well-balanced primer on the subject of bicycle transportation in Palm Beach County. It is true that it would cost taxpayers plenty to buy easements to expand...
  • Parasailing rules, other laws kick in Wednesday

    TALLAHASSEE — Long-sought regulations on Florida's commercial parasailing industry, along with a measure about crimes against unborn children, are among 32 laws that go into effect Wednesday. Several new laws involve public-records exemptions,...
  • Boil-water advisories lifted for Lauderdale, Pines neighborhoods

    Boil-water advisories lifted for Lauderdale, Pines neighborhoods
    Boil-water advisories have been listed for neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale and in Pembroke Pines. Residents along Fiesta Way (Northeast 20th Avenue) from Las Olas Boulevard to the Rio Barcelona Canal in Fort Lauderdale no longer have to abide by a...
  • Sanford police confirm SunRail train struck and killed man, not freight train

    Sanford police confirm SunRail train struck and killed man, not freight train
    DEBARY — Sanford Police have confirmed that a SunRail train struck and killed a man last night, which caused delays to the train service this morning. Officers originally said a freight train ran over the man late Thursday night. The man's...
  • SunRail 'near miss' video released

    SunRail 'near miss' video released
    Video showing a SunRail train using its emergency brakes last week to avoid striking a vehicle on the tracks in Orlando has been released. The "near miss" happened near Highland Avenue and North Orange Avenue at 7:45 a.m. Thursday, Florida Department of...
  • Drivers fume over blocked Davie Blvd. intersections

    Drivers fume over blocked Davie Blvd. intersections
    Q: Can signs be put up warning drivers not to block the intersections of Davie Boulevard at Andrews Avenue and Southwest Fourth Avenue adjacent to the Florida East Coast Railway crossing? Rush hour traffic backs up daily because drivers get stuck in the...
  • Ramp to Sawgrass no longer free

    Ramp to Sawgrass no longer free
    Q: Why are they putting toll booths on the southbound on-ramp to the Sawgrass Expressway from Pat Salerno Drive? That ramp has always been free since they built it. It will change driving patterns and more traffic will go to Sunrise Boulevard to avoid the...
  • Saturday's Bulletin Board

    Saturday All Booked Up: Hemingway's Girl, 10:30 a.m. at Parkland Library, 6620 University Drive. Free. Call 954-757-4207. Art Talk: Sunny Bak, 6 p.m. at Forre Fine Art Gallery, 1007 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Concert Series, 6 p.m. at Pine...