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FEMA Sending Almost $33 Million to Florida to Reimburse Hurricane Michael Costs

More than half of the funds--$16.6 million--will go to Washington County for “permanent repairs to hurricane-damaged roadways including resurfacing, embankment washout repairs, shoulder re-works and ditch cleaning.” 

Feds and State Government Get Ready to Finish Tamiami Trail Next Steps Project

The Florida Department of Transportation and Everglades National Park “will oversee this critical project to improve water flow to one of the most over-drained wetlands within the Greater Everglades watershed.” The contract will be going to General Asphalt Jones Benitez Joint Venture.

FEMA Sending Almost $5 Million to Florida to Help Hurricane Michael Recovery

Mexico Beach is receiving $1,775,746 reimbursement for repairs to the bridge at the Salt Creek Crossing, which provides access to the city marina, and strengthening the structure to reduce damage from future storms.
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Reason Foundation Study Shows the State Can Make Billions With 50-Year Lease of the...

Robert Poole, the director of transportation at the foundation, wrote the study. He is based out of Plantation, Florida. 
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FEMA Approves Additional $1.25 Million for FDOT to Help With Hurricane Michael Recovery Expenses

The funds will reimburse FDOT for debris cleanup activities throughout Holmes County. Work completed includes collection and disposal of 56,797 cubic yards of vegetative debris. Crews also removed 3,316 hanging limbs and 209 damaged leaning trees that posed a threat to public health and safety.

Ron DeSantis Announces $8.6 Million for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure in Florida

This investment is the latest step in the state’s efforts to provide accessible electric vehicle infrastructure while also protecting air quality and expanding the state’s charging stations by 50 percent along most traveled corridors.
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I-4 Ultimate Opening Multiple Ramps In Final Configuration

A new westbound I-4 entrance ramp from Ivanhoe Boulevard is shifting into its final footprint as soon as Wednesday. The new configuration requires drivers to follow the new ramp through the Colonial Drive (S.R. 50) interchange and enter westbound I-4 from Amelia Street. When the westbound I-4 ramp from Colonial Drive opens this fall, this area will be in its final configuration.
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Ron DeSantis: Five New I-4/S.R. 408 Interchange Ramps Open Three Months Ahead of...

“I’m pleased to announce the opening of the I-4 corridor three months earlier than planned after we took advantage of the lower traffic volume by accelerating work on some of these busy roads,” said DeSantis.
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FDOT Will Accelerate the Start of Several Infrastructure Projects Across Florida

“Due to a reduction in traffic throughout Florida during the fight against COVID-19, FDOT will expedite crucial improvements to the state’s transportation system and provide much needed jobs,” the FDOT announced on Wednesday.

FDOT, Florida’s Turnpike Will Collect Tolls Electronically Due to Coronavirus

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) announced on Thursday they will temporarily not accept cash as a form of payment for tolls due to the threat of coronavirus.

DMS Launches Pilot Electric Vehicle Charging Station at the Florida Capitol

Last week, the Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) activated the first publicly-available electric vehicle (EV) charging station pilot at the Florida Capitol, providing EV drivers with a new, no-cost charging solution while visiting the Capitol Complex area. 

Legislators Want to Change Crosswalks After Child Killed Crossing A1A in Satellite Beach

State Rep. Randy Fine, R-Brevard County, is trying to make permanent changes but the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) won’t commit to any solutions for now.