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Re: Florida
« Reply #2800 on: August 08, 2019, 10:39:32 PM »

They had the Central Polk Parkway planned, which would have been a relief route to US 27 as well as connect the current Polk Parkway to SR 60 better than US 98, but NIMBYs put a stop to it. Every now and then someone tries to resurrect it, and with the new proposed toll road to Naples, I think that may become part of that.

I believe the Heartlands Parkway route will carry that toll road that Governor DeSantis pushed recently and that all will tie in together.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2801 on: August 09, 2019, 08:45:24 PM »

The Miami Herald reports today on the upcoming permanent closure of part of NE 12th Street in downtown Miami, to make way for the expansion of I-95, I-395, and FL 836.
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/traffic/article233702852.html

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Highway managers are closing 12th Street as part of a four-year redesign project in the heart of downtown that is remaking parts of Interstate 95, I-395 and State Road 836. The goal is to improve traffic flow, said the project’s spokesman.

The $802 million project will add a double-decker highway, park space underneath for pedestrians, as well as a “signature bridge” — a six-arch structure that looks like a giant spider — over Biscayne Boulevard.

Construction work on I-95, 836, and 395 will continue day and night until 2023.

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Re: Florida
« Reply #2802 on: August 10, 2019, 08:06:37 AM »

There is a stub fenced off east of US 301 and signs on the other side of the fence showing US 301 going N and S from it.  Its obviously a stub to tempt developers to build there even though ideally the road should continue east to SR 39 (IMO it should connect to US 192 near Disney making US 192 a cross state highway).
I saw that yesterday. It looks like more of a new entrance to Festival Park.


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Re: Florida
« Reply #2803 on: August 15, 2019, 07:02:28 PM »

Disney has installed some dumb custom keep right signs on median tips on Buena Vista Dr. These will only confuse drivers. Aint no way they're gonna be able to decipher the microscopic txt saying the left side is for busses only. A standard keep right sign would have been way better
https://www.google.com/maps/@28.3673309,-81.5193106,3a,15y,47.99h,90.49t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sypR6Q-0UjI0A3xRppzvPig!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2804 on: August 17, 2019, 01:02:14 PM »

Anybody ever been on Ozello Trail near Crystal River? (See map link below.) A recent issue of Car and Driver features a review of a rental Ford Mustang Shelby GT-S in which they refer to the road as the "Tail of the Gator" (an obvious play on the Tail of the Dragon).

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/28.8559542,-82.5796685/28.8677362,-82.6653146/@28.8495649,-82.6451172,14z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!4m1!3e0
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2805 on: August 17, 2019, 01:28:16 PM »

Anybody ever been on Ozello Trail near Crystal River? (See map link below.) A recent issue of Car and Driver features a review of a rental Ford Mustang Shelby GT-S in which they refer to the road as the "Tail of the Gator" (an obvious play on the Tail of the Dragon).

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/28.8559542,-82.5796685/28.8677362,-82.6653146/@28.8495649,-82.6451172,14z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!4m1!3e0
I've been there.

Now on another topic; Where can I find all the other out of state electronic toll systems that are compatible with the Western Florida Beltway? I can't see anything about this on Central Florida Expressway Authority's official site.

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Re: Florida
« Reply #2806 on: August 17, 2019, 03:43:40 PM »

Anybody ever been on Ozello Trail near Crystal River? (See map link below.) A recent issue of Car and Driver features a review of a rental Ford Mustang Shelby GT-S in which they refer to the road as the "Tail of the Gator" (an obvious play on the Tail of the Dragon).

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/28.8559542,-82.5796685/28.8677362,-82.6653146/@28.8495649,-82.6451172,14z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!4m1!3e0

Been there myself also, I didn’t think it was anything special enough to warrant being back drop for a magazine test drive. 

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Re: Florida
« Reply #2807 on: August 17, 2019, 07:48:09 PM »

Anybody ever been on Ozello Trail near Crystal River? (See map link below.) A recent issue of Car and Driver features a review of a rental Ford Mustang Shelby GT-S in which they refer to the road as the "Tail of the Gator" (an obvious play on the Tail of the Dragon).

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/28.8559542,-82.5796685/28.8677362,-82.6653146/@28.8495649,-82.6451172,14z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!4m1!3e0
I've been there.

Now on another topic; Where can I find all the other out of state electronic toll systems that are compatible with the Western Florida Beltway? I can't see anything about this on Central Florida Expressway Authority's official site.



I took a photo of a sign on FL 429 2 weeks ago that showed them.  Will dig through my photos.
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