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Florida Department of Transportation

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Top Florida Department of Transportation Articles

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  • Daniel Vasquez: Free Florida 511 iPhone app makes driving a breeze

    Hate traffic much? The free Florida 511 app for iPhone will help, offering up-to-the-minute information on local crash scenes, construction zones and other traffic hazards. Florida 511 for iPhone (and iPad) was developed by the Florida Department of...
  • Group trying to rescue old Seven Mile Bridge in the Keys

    Group trying to rescue old Seven Mile Bridge in the Keys
    MARATHON — Retired truck driver Norm "Runaway Grandpa" Dille arrived at the old Seven Mile Bridge for his daily ritual. He walked about half a mile roundtrip before plunking down in a green plastic chair to gaze at nature's beauty and at Henry...
  • Right turn on red allowed from outside lane on Sunrise to A1A

    Q: As someone who jogs daily along State Road A1A between Sunrise and Las Olas boulevards, what was the thought process for allowing right turns on red from the outside right lane from Sunrise to A1A? It makes crossing Sunrise at A1A a daunting affair....
  • Eller Drive intersection at end of I-595 being replaced with overpass

    Q: The entrance to westbound I-595 from Eller Drive and Northeast Seventh Avenue is not marked well. Drivers could easily turn into the eastbound lanes of I-595, which also are unmarked. With poor lighting and construction in the area, it's hard to pick...
  • How tolls for state roads are calculated

    Q: If the recent increase in tolls on Florida's Turnpike and other Florida Department of Transportation-owned toll roads and bridges is tied to the Consumer Price Index, why are the new rates so high? Len Klein, Boca Raton A: The cash and Toll-by-...
  • Griffin Rd. exit from southbound turnpike to change

    Q: What is happening to the exit from southbound Florida's Turnpike to Griffin Road? I travel I-595 east to the southbound turnpike and exit at Griffin. Lisa Thompson, Davie A: As part of the reconstruction of I-595, the ramp will be relocated farther...
  • Help on way for Golden Glades congestion

    Q: The exit after the Golden Glades toll plaza is very congested and dangerous in the morning as most drivers are trying to get to Interstate 95 and back up into the area. It would help if the truck loading ramp, which is unused during the morning rush...
  • First lawsuit in 11-death I-75 crash targets FHP, FDOT

    First lawsuit in 11-death I-75 crash targets FHP, FDOT
    Two state agencies face a negligence lawsuit over a series of crashes that claimed nearly a dozen lives on Interstate 75 and resulted in a report that found inadequate training and procedural problems. Gainesville attorney Christopher Chestnut said...
  • Traffic cameras don't record video, but do watch traffic

    Q: How do traffic maps on the Internet and mobile traffic apps get their data? Does it come from the roadside traffic cameras, satellite GPS or cellphone tower signals that measure speed and distance? Who's watching us? Mary Lou Cruz, Miami A: The...
  • Residents respond to red-light cameras

    If a columnist writes about abortion, a response through the roof is guaranteed. But red-light cameras? Who knew you cared so much? It turns out that Lake County residents have passionate feelings about red-light cameras, those devices that take video...
  • NASCAR, bad PR, legal pot and more

    NASCAR, bad PR, legal pot and more
    Last week, I noted that the state spent $175,000 in public money to sponsor a NASCAR car to promote road safety … in a sport dominated by high-speed cars and wrecks. As you know, Saturday's race featured a serious wreck that injured dozens of...