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Florida Department of Transportation

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  • Artist shares her passion for the great yellow blooming trees of Winter Park

    Artist shares her passion for the great yellow blooming trees of Winter Park
    Taking a walk through downtown Winter Park several years ago, Diane Gillett Boswell first noticed them: the magnificent tabebuia trees that blossom in Central Park every spring. “On a beautiful spring day in Winter Park at the golf course, I saw...
  • FDOT hosting public hearing in Groveland on resurfacing project

    Next week, the Florida Department of Transportation will be holding a public information meeting to explain ongoing plans for an upcoming highway resurfacing project. The meeting is Wednesday, Aug. 13  from 5-7 p.m. in the E.L. Puryear building at...
  • Design underway on UCF global center

    Design underway on UCF global center
    SchenkelShultz Architecture has started work on the University of Central Florida's first building dedicated to international students. The firm's Orlando office won a contract to design the $11.2 million Global UCF Building, which is expected to meet...
  • Report: Possible sinkhole forces lane closures

    Report: Possible sinkhole forces lane closures
    A possible sinkhole has led to the closure of two lanes on a main Orange County Road, News 13 is reporting. The small sinkhole is on Silver Star Road near Pine Hills Road. Two eastbound lanes were closed by FDOT as a result after the sinkhole was...
  • 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...
  • Changing mindsets of drivers, pedestrians may be tough

    Changing mindsets of drivers, pedestrians may be tough
    The easy part of improving Central Florida's most dangerous roads for pedestrians involves concrete — and officials say that time and money should bring the needed sidewalks, median islands, streetlights and crosswalks. The tougher part:...
  • 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...
  • Coast-to-coast Florida bike trail could cruise to approval this year

    Coast-to-coast Florida bike trail could cruise to approval this year
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida bicyclists this year may achieve their dream: a safe, nature-lined bicycle trail connecting the state's coastlines. State policymakers are lining up behind a $50 million plan to tie together biking trails throughout Central...
  • Florida Legislature wants to raise speed limit

    Florida Legislature wants to raise speed limit
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Autobahn, it isn’t. But traversing Florida’s arterial roadways might get a bit quicker under a proposal gaining steam in the Legislature to boost speed limits on highways throughout the state. The idea is already...
  • Facts don't support County Commissioner's claim about Rick Scott

    Facts don't support County Commissioner's claim about Rick Scott
    County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs, a Democratic primary candidate for state representative, joined several of her party’s leaders last weekend in bashing Republican Gov. Rick Scott. Here's one of her claims: “It’s interesting to watch...