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Florida's Turnpike

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Top Florida's Turnpike Articles

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  • Kingsley Guy: Transportation in Fort Lauderdale is better than you think

    The next time you have to wait for three light changes to get through a busy intersection, consider this: Traffic flows a lot better in Greater Fort Lauderdale than it does in Charlotte, Los Angeles and plenty of other highly populated regions in the...
  • Signs to warn of A1A lane reduction in Fort Lauderdale

    Signs to warn of A1A lane reduction in Fort Lauderdale
    Q: Southbound State Road A1A narrows to one lane in the 1900 block north of Sunrise Boulevard, with less than a two-block warning for motorists to merge. Can you help get better signs installed in advance of the merge? Jim Lentz, Fort Lauderdale A: More...
  • New signal timing tested on University Drive

    Q: Can you address traffic signal timing changes on University Drive between Sunrise and Oakland Park boulevards? The instant they changed it, backups got worse. When the signals cycle too quickly, traffic never gets up to speed. The lights are so short...
  • Smartwater Distribution in Miramar on Saturday

    Smartwater Distribution in Miramar on Saturday
    The Miramar Police Department is the latest South Florida law enforcement agency to announce it's trying out the liquid known as SmartWater CSI, used to permanently mark valuables and, for a short time, the burglars who touch them. The agency says it...
  • Central Florida: Home on the (saw palmetto) range

    Central Florida: Home on the (saw palmetto) range
    The announcer, mounted on a horse named Gus, said "go," and dozens of young boys and girls ran across the rodeo arena, in pursuit of a calf and the red ribbon on his tail. The first child to get a piece of the ribbon would win a prize. A giggling wedge of...
  • Cameras, CB radio system coming to U.S. 27

    Cameras, CB radio system coming to U.S. 27
    Q: Cameras and satellite dishes are popping up along U.S. 27. Any idea what they are for? Kent Kensill, Fort Lauderdale A: The state is putting up electronic signs and cameras to monitor traffic and weather conditions on U.S. 27 from Griffin Road to...
  • SunPass se apura para contactar a sus clientes para que cambien dispositivos

    SunPass se apura para contactar a sus clientes para que cambien dispositivos
    Los funcionarios de la Florida Turnpike están muy ocupados tratando de que sus clientes desechen los viejos transportadores y los cambien gratuitamente por nuevos modelos. Y aunque han logrado grandes avances, todavía enfrentan un largo camino. A...
  • Road-rage victim tells of fight for her life

    Tonika Clark, a 32-year-old mother of two, was looking forward to a rare Saturday night out with friends as a welcome break from child care, her college classes and job-hunting. But less than two miles into the evening trip up Florida's Turnpike, an...
  • New York bound woman stole wrecker after breaking down on I-95

    New York bound woman stole wrecker after breaking down on I-95
    "I thought she was playin'," the tow truck driver told deputies. She wasn't. However, she was New York-bound and dtermined to get there. The tow truck operator responded to a call to help a stranded motorist on Thursday morning when her rental car...
  • Yeehaw Junction's Desert Inn still reflects its history

    Yeehaw Junction's Desert Inn still reflects its history
    What's in a name? Consider the origins of Yeehaw Junction, an unincorporated rural community in southern Osceola County that boasts one of Florida's iconic roadside attractions. Even for longtime Floridians, the Yeehaw Junction exit on Florida's...
  • Marlins' David Samson takes on Lorne Michaels role

    Marlins' David Samson takes on Lorne Michaels role
    Miami Marlins' President David Samson is taking a swing at acting. "I've been acting for 40 years," says Samson, laughing. "I've always liked it. I've always studied it." But this time it's a role outside of Major League Baseball. Samson will portray...
  • The Prospector: Osceola County, the great recruiting abyss

    The Prospector: Osceola County, the great recruiting abyss
    Every year about this time there are numerous college football prospects in Osceola County laboring through their senior seasons wondering where they went wrong. Most seniors who play football along the Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway still have no idea...