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Florida Department of Transportation

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  • Lighthouse Point new bridge construction delayed

    Q: Signs say the completion date for the Kingfisher Waterway Bridge is now summer of 2014. It appears no actual work has taken place for some time and I'm wondering whether the already extended completion date from the spring is realistic and why the...
  • After two crashes, you'll be seeing and hearing more about SunRail safety

    After two crashes, you'll be seeing and hearing more about SunRail safety
    The state is stepping up its driver-education efforts after a pair of crashes involving SunRail trains last month. First, the state Department of Transportation has rolled out electronic billboards along the 31-mile rail corridor. The eight digital...
  • Uneven pavement on Sawgrass worries drivers

    Q: There is a dangerous condition with water ponding on the Sawgrass Expressway from the Sunrise toll plaza to Atlantic Boulevard. The new top layer of pavement, which was applied separately to each lane, is joined at slightly different heights creating a...
  • Maglev man Morris makes the rounds again

     Maglev man Morris makes the rounds again
    It sure sounds wonderful:  A privately funded magnetic train floating silently along from the Orange County Convention Center to Orlando International Airport. The problem is, magnetic levitation trains are not serving the public in the U.S. anywhere...
  • New study shows the potential along West Fairbanks Avenue

    New study shows the potential along West Fairbanks Avenue
    The first opportunity that motorists traveling east on Interstate 4 have to enter Winter Park, Amy Bradbury noted, is from he exit at Fairbanks Avenue. That means this commercial corridor is often the first impression that people have of the city when...
  • Winter Park looking to FDOT to improve bumpy rail crossings

    Winter Park looking to FDOT to improve bumpy rail crossings
    The arrival of SunRail has been hailed by Winter Park’s businesses and political leaders as a real boon to the city’s economy, bringing newcomers to the city and making the Winter Park train station the number one stop along the route. What&...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...