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Florida Department of Transportation

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  • East Las Olas Boulevard Bridge to close overnight May 27-30

    East Las Olas Boulevard Bridge to close overnight May 27-30
    The East Las Olas Boulevard Bridge will be closed May 27-30 between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. to allow crews to paint the movable span of the bridge. According to the Florida Department of Transportation, all eastbound traffic will be detoured to Sunrise...
  • 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...
  • 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:...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • New Boca Raton Tri-Rail station on the horizon

    New Boca Raton Tri-Rail station on the horizon
    Train commuters looking to get off in Boca Raton could have two stops to chose from in the not-too-distant future. A long talked about second Tri-Rail station in the city is closer to reality because more money has been found to help pay for the $18...
  • Airport tunnels to make navigating U.S. 1 easier

    Airport tunnels to make navigating U.S. 1 easier
    FORT LAUDERDALE - Get ready for a change of scenery and a slightly easier commute on U.S. 1 when some of the six new airport tunnels open — possibly within the next two months. The real improvement will take place when all of them open, in about...
  • Walking, biking trail proposed next to high-speed train from Miami to Orlando

    Walking, biking trail proposed next to high-speed train from Miami to Orlando
    Taking a high-speed train is one way to travel between Miami and Orlando. But there could be other options like hiking and biking. As All Aboard Florida prepares to provide passenger service on the Florida East Coast Railroad, there's a growing push...
  • Officials probe why airport beams toppled

    Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport officials are investigating whether a design flaw or procedural error was at play after five enormous concrete runway support beams crashed three stories to the ground on Saturday. Assistant airport...