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Florida Department of Transportation

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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...
  • I-595 ramp from northbound U.S. 1 closed until late 2013

    Q: I was going north on U.S. 1 from Hollywood and trying to get to westbound Interstate 595. The exit sign for I-595 has changed since I last drove through the area and reads "airport." I exited assuming I could get to I-595 west. Wrong. I ended up on the...
  • Commuters reThink drive with state help

    Commuters reThink drive with state help
    A state program offering alternatives to the traditional one-car, lone-wolf commute is an idea whose time has come – and not a minute too soon for Barbie Lee. In August, Lee was informed that Allstate planned to close the Melbourne office where she...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Matt Bogdanoff new Florida director for Republican Jewish Coalition

    Matt Bogdanoff new Florida director for Republican Jewish Coalition
    Matthew Bogdanoff of Fort Lauderdale is the new Florida regional director for the Republican Jewish Coalition. Working from the organization’s Boca Raton office, he’ll have the whole state as his territory. The RJC announced the hiring...
  • New Pine Island westbound off-ramp on I-595 to open next

    Q: When is the next milestone for the Interstate 595 reconstruction? Progress seems to be somewhat stagnant as of late. George Kaspriske, Plantation A: The new westbound off-ramp to Pine Island Road will open in the next few weeks. The new ramp begins...
  • New signals at Powerline being readjusted

    Q: New traffic signals were recently installed at the intersection of Powerline Road and Northwest 13th Street in Fort Lauderdale. The problem is the left lane signals don't last long enough to clear traffic. Before the signals were upgraded, the left...
  • 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...