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Highway and Road Transportation

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  • Sawgrass' Sample toll plaza ramps to close all weekend

    Sawgrass' Sample toll plaza ramps to close all weekend
    A pair of ramps at the Sawgrass Expressway's Sample Road interchange will be closed all weekend while toll buildings are demolished. The southbound off-ramp and the northbound on-ramp will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. Southbound...
  • Hollywood turnpike toll booths disappearing

    Hollywood turnpike toll booths disappearing
    Q: What kind of work is being done at the Hollywood interchange on Florida's Turnpike? Rochelle Weissman via Twitter @RoDKW A: Overhead gantries are being installed in preparation for the conversion to electronic tolling in the fall of 2015. Once...
  • More catalytic converters stolen in Geneva parking lots

    More catalytic converters stolen in Geneva parking lots
    Two more catalytic converters have been reported stolen from cars in Geneva, totaling eight since October, police said. "It's not something new, this was an item stolen in years' past, and is back recently," said Geneva patrol operations commander Julie...
  • Agency: State Road 7 extension can proceed but will harm hawk

    Agency: State Road 7 extension can proceed but will harm hawk
    The long-awaited extension of State Road 7 in Palm Beach County has moved closer to getting built, now that a federal wildlife agency has concluded the project would harm but not risk wiping out an endangered Everglades hawk. The U.S. Fish and...
  • NHTSA Investigates Timing of Graco Car-Seat Recall

     
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced it's investigating if car-seat manufacturer Graco Children's Products was slow to recall millions of child-safety seats this year. The recalled car seats have a sticky harness buckle that can...
  • Tracking miles as gas tax alternative raises fairness, privacy concerns

    Tracking miles as gas tax alternative raises fairness, privacy concerns
    Standing at a Chevron station in Long Beach, Teresa Gutierrez wished she was pumping fuel into a gas-sipping hybrid instead of her hulking GMC Yukon. She was nevertheless cool to the idea that the state might start raising money for highway repairs by...
  • Commuters, transit experts offer 6 ways to improve Union Station

     Commuters, transit experts offer 6 ways to improve Union Station
    A multibillion-dollar rehabilitation of Chicago's iconic Union Station is on the drawing board, including plans to improve access by reconfiguring train concourses and eliminating a confusing layout for ramps and escalators. But as planners ponder a...
  • FDOT starts two-year I-75 project in Sumter

    If you're heading north on Interstate 75 toward Ocala and points north, be prepared to run into construction. The state Department of Transportation recently kicked off the 13-mile, $76.9 million project that runs from the Sumter/Hernando county line to...
  • Downtown Disney parking garage opens to public

    Downtown Disney parking garage opens to public
    The Downtown Disney parking garage opened to the general public this morning. The garage is opening in phases. It has five levels with 4,000 spaces. Right now about 1,700 spaces are available. That number will go up to 3,000 by early December. The...
  • Sawgrass on-ramp from Turnpike gaining additional lane

    Sawgrass on-ramp from Turnpike gaining additional lane
    Q: What is happening at the Sawgrass Expressway interchange at Florida's Turnpike? Construction has been going on forever. Delays on the southbound turnpike exit to the Sawgrass seem to sometimes stretch all the way to the Broward/Palm Beach county line....
  • Just when drivers think congestion couldn't get any worse

     Just when drivers think congestion couldn't get any worse
    As if congestion isn't quite horrible enough all by itself in Chicago, drivers last week endured protests blocking traffic on Lake Shore Drive and other roads, rush-hour sign-repair work causing gridlock on the Kennedy Expressway and gapers' block backups...