FLORIDA


Florida's Transportation Funding Provides Safe, Reliable Infrastructure

Following Gov. Ron DeSantis' signing of the state's budget, and through support from the Legislature, Florida is continuing to fund key transportation initiatives that enhance safety across the transportation system and embrace innovative solutions to increase mobility as Florida continues to grow....


FDOT Provides Temporary Fix to Buckman Bridge After Closure

Construction crews spent nearly nine hours trying to fix expansion joins on the Buckman Bridge in Jacksonville, Fla., following reports of damage the morning of May 27. The southbound lanes of the bridge were reopened late the same day after the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) pulled construction crews who worked on temporary repairs to the roadway, reported First Coast News....


Florida DOT Wins 11th Consecutive Perpetual Pavement Award

The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) announced that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has won a Perpetual Pavement Award (PPA). The 2020 award is for a 3.012-mi. section of a two-lane roadway on State Road 40 in Marion County that was originally constructed in 1954....


Linder Holds May Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Ft. Myers Facility

A group of Linder Industrial Machinery staffers converged on a piece of property in Ft. Myers, Fla., on May 18 for the official groundbreaking of the company's newest facility. The 10-acre parcel of land for construction of this branch sits between Alico Road and Supply Drive with access to I-75....


Yoder & Frey Heads to Kissimmee, Fla., for May Auction

Yoder & Frey was back at its Kissimmee, Fla., auction site on May 19. A great turnout of "regular" Yoder & Frey attendees and Southeast contractors and dealers came out on a beautiful central Florida day to bid on a terrific line up of machines, support equipment and miscellaneous lots....


Gateway Expressway: Tampa's Biggest Project

The Florida Department of Transportation is working on one of the biggest construction projects in Tampa Bay history: The Gateway Expressway. The two-part project consists of constructing two new two-lane elevated tolled roadways that will provide direct connections between U.S....


Astec Announces Roadtec Distribution Agreement With Cowin Equipment Company

Astec announced that heavy equipment dealer Cowin Equipment Company now offers Roadtec machinery in Alabama and select counties in Florida and Mississippi. Cowin specializes in the distribution of construction equipment for general contracting, mining, quarrying, utility, industrial, forestry and other industries and applications....


Bridge in Burgeoning Florida Community Expands With Help From All Crane Rental

Poinciana, Fla., a suburban community near Kissimmee, is one the fastest-growing areas in the state's central region. In 2015, a new two-lane bridge was constructed over the Reedy Creek Swamp to provide another connection between Poinciana and nearby communities and highways....


VIDEO: Contractor Holds Virtual 'Clinic' for Dredging, Recycling Job

Heavy and marine construction specialists Murray Logan Construction is holding a virtual "clinic" on best practices for dredging and recycling of materials removed from a complete rebuild job site in Palm Beach, Fla....


Ryan Hawthorne Joins Yoder & Frey Team in West Florida Region

The latest recruit to join the Yoder & Frey team is Ryan Hawthorne, who joins with a lifetime spent in the plant and machinery sector, with specialist experience in the rental market. Hawthorne joins the Yoder & Frey team to focus on developing the brand in the state of Florida, primarily on the west coast, as well as the bordering states of Alabama and Georgia....






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