Broward to be repaved east of U.S. 1 later this year

Q: Are they ever going to re-pave Broward Boulevard east of U.S. 1 in Fort Lauderdale? It is full of potholes and getting worse. It's one of the main routes to get to Las Olas Boulevard from U.S. 1.

Linda Harrell, Dania Beach

A: Yes. Broward County, which is responsible for the street east of U.S. 1, is working with the city of Fort Lauderdale on an on-street parking plan for Broward in the vicinity of Northeast 15th Avenue. The street would be repaved as part of that project.

"The design should be ready by the summer, which will be a good time to resurface (the street) so we don't impact the operations of Virginia Shuman Young Elementary," said Anh Ton, a county engineer.

Meanwhile, the state plans a major makeoever west of U.S. 1 in 2016 that will include removing the brick pavers at intersections and building a new, higher bridge over the North Fork of the New River near Northwest 15th Avenue. The street also will be resurfaced and the bike lanes will be added in both directions from U.S. 1 to 18th Avenue.

Q: The sign for the new combined westbound Interstate 595 off-ramp to Hiatus and Flamingo roads indicates the two right lanes are exit lanes with arrows pointing down. The far right lane has a yellow "exit only" arrow, but once you get in that lane it suddenly merges into the next lane. Why don't they eliminate the arrow over the right lane as it seems to confuse drivers?

Pete Eckert, Plantation

A: The contractor is aware of the confusion here and is considering changing the overhead sign structure's layout to make it clearer.

The far right westbound lane does end west of Nob Hill Road.

Q: The westbound Sample Road left turn lanes into the Florida's Turnpike plaza are in poor condition. It looks like oozing marshmallow, either caused by a wrong mix of concrete and asphalt, or the product not having enough time to cure.

Kenneth Howard, Boca Raton.

A: State officials say the problem is known as "asphalt shoving" due to heavy truck traffic.

The outside westbound left turn lane needs to be milled and resurfaced. State road crews say it the work should be completed within a month.

The inside westbound left turn lane doesn't show the same pavement deficiency so no repairs are planned for that lane.

A fix should be in the works soon.

mturnbell@tribune.com, 954-356-4155, Twitter @MikeTurnpike, Facebook at SunSentinel.com/concreteideas

PHOTO GALLERIES