FDOT and the Florida Highway Patrol held a press conference on June 2, 2016 to introduce proposed safety measures on I-95 in Miami-Dade County. The plan includes construction of dedicated emergency/ enforcement pull-off zones as well as enhanced law enforcement to reduce dangerous driver behavior.
As part of the Florida Scenic Highway Program, the U.S. 1 Corridor from Key West to Key Largo is the only nationally designated All-American Road in Florida. This year the Alliance is celebrating its 18th year as a designated scenic highway and seven years as a nationally designated corridor.
At the annual the Public Relations Society of America’s Sunshine District conference, FDOT’s Put it Down campaign was awarded the Radiance Award in Public Service, the highest award in the category.
On April 20, a retirement celebration was held in honor of FDOT District Six Secretary, Gus Pego, honoring his 37 years of service to the department.
The Florida Department of Transportation launched the “Drive Safe” campaign in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. It serves to inform drivers of the risks of aggressive driving.
For the first time ever, Florida has two top ten finalists nominated for America’s Transportation Awards! Everyone is able to vote online up to ten times each day through September 11, 2015.
On Monday, June 22, 2015, the Florida Department of Transportation hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the sidewalk improvement project along SR 823/NW 57 Avenue from NW 202 Street/Honey Hill Drive to Florida’s Turnpike ramps.
Permanent changes are coming to 95 Express. Over the last few weeks, workers completed paving and striping in Miami-Dade County and installed plastic poles in both directions to separate new express lanes from the general use lanes.
The bi-annual event provides an opportunity for local agencies to meet members of the FDOT District Six team. It also encourages them to become familiar with the different departments that work on a daily basis to support the community infrastructure.
FDOT District Six continued its safety outreach for distracted driving by participating in two major events in Miami-Dade County.
The Dolphins Cycling Challenge is an annual two-day charity bike event benefiting cancer research. FDOT partnered with the event to increase awareness of bicycle and pedestrian safety.