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.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) took part in National Work Zone Awareness Week during April 11-15. To raise awareness and educate citizens on work zone safety, FDOT partnered with the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) and local law enforcement.
FDOT approved the byway organization’s request to add an additional 38 miles of highway, bringing the byway length to 233 miles in Volusia, Brevard, and Indian River counties.
Governor Scott signed a proclamation designating Friday, February 5, 2016, as Crossing Guard Appreciation Day. Throughout the state, crossing guard programs and agencies held events to show appreciation to their guards.
On the night of February 2, and through the early morning hours of February 3, the largest ACROW temporary bridge in the U.S. rolled into position over University Parkway in Sarasota County.
On February 17, Alert Today Florida hosted its second annual “Champions Ride for Bicycle Safety.” Approximately 40 avid cyclists, who also happen to be very well known celebrities, came out to ride and show their support for the cause.
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.
The Florida Scenic Highways Program is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The Town of Penney Farms located recently celebrated its 90th anniversary in part by conducting their 2nd Annual Penney Farms Historic 5K Run. The race course included the tree-lined residential streets of the J.C. Penney Memorial Scenic Highway.
District Structures Maintenance Engineer Jim Jacobsen had the rare opportunity to travel halfway across the globe to the “Land of the Rising Sun,” visiting the bridges of Tokyo, Kyoto and Kobe.
The Florida Scenic Highways Program encourages local communities to preserve, maintain, protect and enhance their outstanding cultural, historical, archaeological, recreational, natural, and scenic resources.