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Florida Department of Transportation

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  • Robinson Avenue along Lake Eola park to close Sunday for fun

    Mimicking a practice called ciclovia that started in Colombia and has spread across the globe, the state will close Robinson Avenue along Lake Eola park in downtown Orlando to cars and trucks for most of Sunday. The fourth-tenths of a mile stretch will...
  • FDOT bringing U.S. 441 Corridor Study to Lake County

    The public is invited to attend one of three upcoming community meetings sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation, to give them a chance to review the ongoing U.S. 441 Corridor Study. The first meeting will be held in Lake County. The...
  • New runway tunnel lights adjust with conditions outside

    Q: I have not seen anything written about the danger posed driving through the new runway tunnels on U.S. 1 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on sunny days. One must drive in very bright sunlight, then under a bridge where it is...
  • Biking the Keys

    Biking the Keys
    Driving the Florida Keys in a car, I might not have seen them. But riding my bike, it was hard to miss the "V" of about a dozen brown pelicans that glided no more than 15 feet above my head at Little Torch Key, flying in the direction of Key Largo while I...
  • Maitland looks to boost lagging SunRail ridership

    Maitland looks to boost lagging SunRail ridership
    SunRail has transformed some once-sleepy train stations into hives of activity during the morning and evening rush hours. Maitland isn't one of those. According to July ridership numbers from SunRail, the Maitland station had 3,172 passengers, the...
  • Plan to add roundabouts on Hollywood Boulevard divides neighborhood

    Plan to add roundabouts on Hollywood Boulevard divides neighborhood
    Some residents claim Hollywood Boulevard has become a speedway, with cars barreling to and from the beach. City Hall has a possible solution: Two roundabouts, at 11th and 15th avenues, that would force traffic to slow down. There is also talk of...
  • Dump truck catches fire on I-75 in Pembroke Pines, causes lane closures

    A dump truck caught fire Wednesday afternoon on northbound Interstate 75, causing lane closures in Pembroke Pines. The truck went ablaze around 3:25 p.m. at the Sheridan Street east exit, according to the Florida Department of Transportation website....
  • State revamps plans for Southern Boulevard Bridge project

    State revamps plans for Southern Boulevard Bridge project
    Fearing a repeat of the pitfalls that came with building a new Flagler Memorial Bridge, the state is revamping how it plans to build the next drawbridge slated to be replaced in Palm Beach County to lessen the impact on drivers. Construction on the...
  • Pompano approves Barefoot Mailman statue for bridge

    Pompano Beach is looking to honor its history with a sculpture that pays homage to its original mail carriers. A bronze Barefoot Mailman statue is in the works for the city's newly renovated Hillsboro Inlet bridge. The bridge has received a series of...
  • Florida tests high-tech devices to prevent wrong-way crashes

    Florida tests high-tech devices to prevent wrong-way crashes
    The state is moving forward with a high-tech plan to prevent wrong-way crashes on portions of Florida's Turnpike and the Sawgrass Expressway. Solar-powered, flashing signs that warn wrong-way drivers and also alert authorities to their presence will...
  • Leaving home before a hurricane? Here's where to get info about routes, road closures

    Leaving home before a hurricane? Here's where to get info about routes, road closures
    The Atlantic hurricane season begins Sunday and lasts until Nov. 30. This weekend you can take advantage of shopping tax free for some supplies like flashlights, batteries and weather radios. And before the weather turns ugly, you'll want to have the...