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Florida Department of Transportation

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  • 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...
  • Ciclovia lets bikes, pedestrians rule Robinson St.

    Ciclovia lets bikes, pedestrians rule Robinson St.
    Some days in many cities, bikes rule. Closing roads to cars for a day for cyclists and pedestrians is popular in cities in Central and South America, Europe, India and Australia. Now the trend is catching on in the U.S., with cities such as Atlanta,...
  • Winter Park unveils its "Art in Transit" sculpture at the SunRail station

    Winter Park unveils its "Art in Transit" sculpture at the SunRail station
    When the Florida Department of Transportation was gearing up to launch the SunRail commuter rail line, Dori Stone noted, the state agency contacted the city of Winter Park and wanted to know something. “They asked us, ‘Hey, would you like to...
  • 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...
  • Police: SunRail train struck and killed man

    Police: SunRail train struck and killed man
    A man was hit and killed by a SunRail train near Sanford station Thursday night, but his body was not found until a passing freight-train conductor noticed it Friday morning, Sanford police said. This is the first death caused by a SunRail train since...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Florida transportation authorities warn of fraudulent toll notice

    Florida transportation authorities warn of fraudulent toll notice
    Florida transportation officials are warning residents about a letter that says they owe unpaid tolls and that appears to be sent from what the state is calling a "fictitious business entity." The letter says it's a communication from a debt...
  • 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...
  • Flagler Bridge closing for six months

    Starting Monday, the Flagler Memorial Bridge in West Palm Beach will be closed for six months. The Florida Department of Transportation is closing the bridge as construction crews work on a section of a $94.3 million replacement bridge that is being...
  • 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...