Tag Archives: Florida Department of Transportation

Southwest 34th Street Repairs Advance Into Final Phase

By on September 15th, 2015 | Last updated: September 15, 2015 at 4:10 pm

With the second and final phase of construction beginning on Southwest 34th Street in Gainesville, residents can expect a solution to the manholes and uneven pavement. Although partly delayed because of the rainy wet season, the lane closures and repaving should be completed by Sept. 25.

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Florida Cyclists Deaths Highest in Nation, New Precautions Taken

By on September 7th, 2015 | Last updated: September 7, 2015 at 4:44 pm

The city of Gainesville and the Florida Department of Transportation are proposing new programs to cut down on bicycle deaths and improve safety conditions for cyclists and pedestrians. The Centers for Disease Control recently published a report that shows Florida had the highest bicycle deaths rate in the country from 2008-2012.

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FDOT Cuts Funding For Active Streets

By on August 7th, 2015 | Last updated: August 7, 2015 at 2:29 pm

The FDOT cut funding for Gainesville’s Active Streets event, which offers free pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly activities twice per year. The organization and its supporters are trying to overturn the decision and look for new ways to fund the event.

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Cedar Key Bridge Closing Causes Debate

By on June 5th, 2015 | Last updated: June 5, 2015 at 1:31 pm

A bridge in Cedar Key that acts as the local thoroughfare is closing down for maintenance. Residents are concerned that closure will affect the local economy.

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Florida Given Four Out Of Five Stars For Efforts In Preventing Drunken Driving

By on January 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: January 23, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Florida received a four out of five-star rating for its efforts to prevent drunk driving. Florida’s current ignition-interlock statutes is the only factor keeping Florida from a five-star rating.

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Bicyclists And Drivers Express Concern Over Safety Signs On Hawthorne Trail

By on October 14th, 2014 | Last updated: October 20, 2014 at 1:43 pm

A new project will add just under a mile on the Hawthorne Trail from State Road 20 to Palatka.

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FDOT Grants Citrus County $1.5 Million to Make Curvy Roads Safer

By on March 11th, 2014 | Last updated: March 12, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Citrus County has been selected by the Florida Department of Transportation to receive a $1.5-million grant to improve safety on curvy county roads. The improvements will be installed this summer.

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Leesburg ‘Mixing Pick-up Trucks and Golf Carts’ in New Downtown Zone

By on February 14th, 2014 | Last updated: February 15, 2014 at 8:48 am

Residents of Leesburg, Fla. have been wanting more access for golf carts to get around town, and the city is finally addressing their pleas with expansions being made.

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Florida Transportation Department Plans Resurfacing of I-75 in Alachua County

By on December 6th, 2013 | Last updated: December 6, 2013 at 1:52 pm

In the five-year work plan, the Florida Department of Transportation has highlighted the projects they plan to work on in the North Central Florida area.

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20 Months After I-75 Crash, Electronic Signs Still At Least A Year Away

By and on October 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: October 3, 2013 at 11:47 am

Construction on electronic signs along areas of Interstate 75 should begin around January, nearly two years after the 20-vehicle pileup that inspired public concern over drivers’ safety on the highway.

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