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Florida's Turnpike

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Top Florida's Turnpike Articles

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  • 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,...
  • Nature's call: When you just gotta go ... to jail

    Nature's call: When you just gotta go ... to jail
    Sometimes nature's call can be at cross-currents witt the call of the road. Just don't get p'd off, then tee off on your partner's face -- unless you want to go from love birds to jail birds. A couple, identified as Colby Yandow, 23, and Kenneth...
  • New signs for Griffin, Orange Drive coming to Palm Avenue/Nob Hill intersection this month

    Q: On northbound Palm Avenue, the far right lane turns into a mandatory right turn just north of Griffin Road at Orange Drive. There is no warning that you have to move left if you want to continue north. There needs to be a right turn only sign posted....
  • How rental car companies deal with tolls

    Q: Florida has such a large amount of rental cars, so how is the state collecting from them on Florida's Turnpike in Miami-Dade County, the Sawgrass Expressway and other toll roads that have all-electronic tolling and no toll booths? Andi Aigner, West...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • FloriDUH: Woman accused of telling a flat out lie

    FloriDUH: Woman accused of telling a flat out lie
      Alexandra Westover. 21, allegedly told authorities a big fib. Deputies spent more than 100 investigative hours after the Boca Raton woman said she was sexually assaulted -- during morning rush hour, no less -- alongside Florida's Turnpike by a man...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • SunRail, I-4 toll lanes on the way

    SunRail, I-4 toll lanes on the way
    This is the year that transportation in Metro Orlando fundamentally changes. By May, the region is supposed to get its first commuter train, the $1.2 billion SunRail system that will link DeBary in Volusia County with downtown Orlando and Sand Lake Road...
  • Second IKEA comes to South Florida; 350 new jobs expected

    Second IKEA comes to South Florida; 350 new jobs expected
    Swedish retailer IKEA is getting ready to open its second store in  South Florida -- in Miami-Dade County -- and is looking to hire 350 workers. The new store, scheduled to open this summer, will be located adjacent to the Dolphin Mall and along...