Florida Department of Transportation

Hurricanes are often erratic by nature and their movements can be hard to predict. The amount of destruction they inflict on United States' coastal areas also is difficult to foresee. A perfect example recently could be found in last month's Hurricane Sally.

In April, when the spread of COVID-19 initially brought a decrease in the amount of vehicle traffic to Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis directed the state's Department of Transportation (FDOT) to take the opportunity to accelerate a series of critical road and bridge projects already under way.

Space Florida announced a multimillion-dollar investment in Aerion Supersonic to provide financing, structure and development assistance to build Aerion's new global headquarters in Melbourne, Fla. Aerion Supersonic is planning to produce the AS2 supersonic business jet, the world's first, at its proposed "Aerion Park" manufacturing plant located at Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB).

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) received two regional awards for the S.R. 82 Widening Project and SunTrax Phase 1 from the Southern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (SASHTO) as part of the annual America's Transportation Awards competition.

The construction site for the Florida Department of Transportation's $56.3 million project to replace the SR 679/Bayway Bridge (Structure E) and repave SR 679 from north of Yacht Club Lane to SR 682 is a hive of activity with crews and equipment from American Bridge Company (ABC) hard at work to complete the project in the summer of 2021.

Both day and night, construction crews in Florida are working on an $802 million design-build project that will improve safety, mobility and traffic operations along SR 836 and I-395. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has partnered with the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) to complete the massive undertaking.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) received Best in Construction Awards from the Florida Transportation Builders Association (FTBA) for 14 projects throughout Florida. Each year, the FTBA recognizes those companies and individuals who have responsibly executed outstanding road and bridge construction projects across the state.

In late April, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) began construction in Lakeland for the Road Diet Test and Traffic Study through the city's Dixieland area along South Florida Avenue. The $950,000 project will construct a new traffic pattern on the avenue from Ariana Street to Lime Street in downtown Lakeland.

In an effort to improve overall traffic flow, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is in the midst of replacing the aging Sen. Philip D. Beall Sr. Memorial Bridge (Pensacola Bay Bridge) connecting the cities of Pensacola and Gulf Breeze via U.S.

For more than a century, the east coast of South Florida has been an area of the country that attracts people worldwide for both vacations and year-round living — and that allure may never end. And what's not to like? Warm temperatures 12 months out of the year; wide, glistening beaches; and a range of lifestyles available for people of all ages are just a few attractions of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Palm Beach area.

Phase 2 of the Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT) First Coast Expressway project (FCE) is underway and expected to be delivered in mid-2025. Back in March, crews from Sacyr Construction USA LLC first began working on the north segment of the job, a $229 million contract that is being funded by the Florida Turnpike Enterprise.