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This month, the Florida DOT (FDOT) is celebrating Florida Bicycle Month to encourage bicycling and recognize its role in providing transportation and recreation to millions of Florida’s residents and visitors annually. Gov. Ron DeSantis recently signed an official proclamation recognizing March as…
March 02, 2021
Gov. DeSantis Florida transportation projects
Gov. Ron DeSantis joins state and local officials to celebrate the completion of the 23rd Street Flyover in Bay County. Image: Florida DOT District 3
Gov. Ron DeSantis this week unveiled his Florida Leads budget for Fiscal Year 2021-2022, which proposes $10.4 billion in funding for the Florida DOT (FDOT). FDOT says this budget continues to invest in essential improvements and enhancements that will allow FDOT to stay focused on providing a safe…
January 29, 2021
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced that 37 projects will receive a share of $15.8 million in funding to support strategies that develop, deploy and demonstrate solutions that improve transit agencies' operations and enhance rider mobility during the COVID-19 pandemic. "These…
January 19, 2021
Sarah Mildred Long Bridge
Sarah Mildred Long Bridge.
The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has announced six bridge projects as the winners in its 2020 Concrete Bridge Awards. The Awards of Excellence from the 17th Biennial Concrete Bridge Awards Competition is co-sponsored by PCA and Roads & Bridges Media. The competition, instituted in 1988,…
December 10, 2020
Reason Foundation’s 25th Annual Highway Report finds North Dakota, Missouri, and Kansas have the nation’s best state-owned road systems in the report's overall rankings of state highway performance and cost-effectiveness. In terms of return on investment, New Jersey, Alaska, Delaware, and…
November 20, 2020
Vehicles exiting the southbound span of Roosevelt Bridge. The southbound span of the bridge opened today, Nov. 5.
Vehicles exiting the southbound span of Roosevelt Bridge. The southbound span of the bridge opened today, Nov. 5. Image courtesy: Florida DOT District 4
The Florida DOT (FDOT) announced yesterday that weather permitting, the southbound span of the Roosevelt Bridge in Stuart would reopen to two lanes of traffic ahead of schedule today, Nov. 5. The agency said the contractor would be working throughout the day yesterday, making final preparations for…
November 05, 2020
From Oct. 30 to Nov. 6, the Florida DOT (FDOT) and partners from across the state are celebrating the agency's third annual Mobility Week to encourage residents to make smart, efficient, and safe transportation choices. Throughout Mobility Week, FDOT and partners—including cities, counties,…
November 03, 2020
Iteris Inc. yesterday announced that it has been awarded a five-year professional services contract with a ceiling of $5 million from the Florida DOT (FDOT) District 7 in Tampa for a regional traffic signal retiming program. The five-year program includes signal coordination and timing improvements…
October 28, 2020
Construction of pedestrian bridge underway in the Florida Keys
Image: Islamorada, Village of Islands, Florida
The Florida DOT (FDOT) is constructing a permanent pedestrian bridge over U.S. 1/Overseas Highway at Founders Park, Mile Marker 87 in Islamorada in the Florida Keys. This project will improve safety by providing a pedestrian connection over S.R. 5/U.S. 1/Overseas Highway between the north and south…
October 12, 2020
The Florida DOT has posted a video in which it offers an update on repairs to the damaged Pensacola Bay Bridge.  FDOT is assessing and inspecting damage to the Pensacola Bay Bridge due to Hurricane Sally. This overview of the bridge highlights the individual components FDOT inspectors are…
October 02, 2020
Florida DOT provides update on Pensacola Bay Bridge recovery efforts
Image: Florida DOT
The Florida DOT (FDOT) announced this week that its statewide team of bridge experts is continuing to inspect and assess the impact to the Pensacola Bay Bridge as a result of Hurricane Sally, including the substructure that the department says is located underwater. Efforts to restore the bridge…
September 25, 2020
Pensacola Bay Bridge crane damage from Hurricane Sally
Image: City of Gulf Breeze via Twitter
A section of the Pensacola Bay Bridge, also known as the Three Mile Bridge, is missing as a result of damage to the bridge from Hurricane Sally, according to reports from yesterday. According to the Pensacola News Journal, photos posted on social media show damage to the surface of the bridge and…
September 17, 2020
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