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.
On October 8, 1915, the Florida State Road Department began operation, later to be renamed the Florida Department of Transportation in 1969. It was only fitting that on Thursday, October 8, FDOT employees across District One stopped to celebrate those who paved the way for our 100 years of success.
SunRail trains were abuzz with activities as FDOT, local elected officials and celebrity guests joined with passengers on-board trains for a day-long celebration marking SunRail’s First Anniversary of service.
In 1915, the Florida legislature approved and formed the Florida State Road Department, the precursor to FDOT, and set in motion a wave of transportation innovation, mobility, and economic development.
A civic group praised the FDOT for its work renovating the Mathews Bridge at a celebration commemorating the 60th anniversary of the opening of the river crossing which was once termed as “Jacksonville’s bridge to nowhere.”
On October 30, 2012, former employees were invited to come to the district and take part in an open house where each of the departments told of their history and celebrated their accomplishments and contributions to the area over the past 25 years.