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Re: Florida
« Reply #2875 on: February 27, 2020, 11:38:19 PM »

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Re: Florida
« Reply #2876 on: March 03, 2020, 08:39:15 PM »

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Re: Florida
« Reply #2877 on: March 09, 2020, 04:27:27 PM »

There's some plans to widen FL Tpk between Jupiter and Fort Pierce.
http://www.floridasturnpike.com/treasurecoast.html
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2878 on: March 09, 2020, 05:09:06 PM »

There's some plans to widen FL Tpk between Jupiter and Fort Pierce.
http://www.floridasturnpike.com/treasurecoast.html
Itís easy to forget that this particular stretch of the Turnpike has never been widened in the first place! Remember that officials in Martin County, fearing the environmental impact(s) and unwanted growth that the missing Treasure Coast link would (allegedly) bring, fought against the revised plans for I-95 until they eventually agreed to the plans later on.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2879 on: March 09, 2020, 06:12:53 PM »

Itís easy to forget that this particular stretch of the Turnpike has never been widened in the first place! Remember that officials in Martin County, fearing the environmental impact(s) and unwanted growth that the missing Treasure Coast link would (allegedly) bring, fought against the revised plans for I-95 until they eventually agreed to the plans later on.

And they forget a "Breezewood" at Fort Pierce from what I saw on this location map. http://www.floridasturnpike.com/content/projects/TreasureCoast/423374-1_Project%20Location%20Map_2020-02-26.pdf
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2880 on: March 09, 2020, 07:19:24 PM »

There's some plans to widen FL Tpk between Jupiter and Fort Pierce.
http://www.floridasturnpike.com/treasurecoast.html

2045 is a bit of a projected lie; they should have started 20 years ago based on traffic counts from...20 years ago.

Itís easy to forget that this particular stretch of the Turnpike has never been widened in the first place! Remember that officials in Martin County, fearing the environmental impact(s) and unwanted growth that the missing Treasure Coast link would (allegedly) bring, fought against the revised plans for I-95 until they eventually agreed to the plans later on.

And they forget a "Breezewood" at Fort Pierce from what I saw on this location map. http://www.floridasturnpike.com/content/projects/TreasureCoast/423374-1_Project%20Location%20Map_2020-02-26.pdf

Traffic counts drop quite a bit north of SR 70, anyhow. (Unless there's an evacuation order or a bunch of folks are going to WDW on a Friday.)
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2881 on: March 10, 2020, 12:19:03 AM »

Itís easy to forget that this particular stretch of the Turnpike has never been widened in the first place! Remember that officials in Martin County, fearing the environmental impact(s) and unwanted growth that the missing Treasure Coast link would (allegedly) bring, fought against the revised plans for I-95 until they eventually agreed to the plans later on.

And they forget a "Breezewood" at Fort Pierce from what I saw on this location map. http://www.floridasturnpike.com/content/projects/TreasureCoast/423374-1_Project%20Location%20Map_2020-02-26.pdf
Yes indeed, they tend to forget about that particular indirect connection there, it is very much like Breezewood.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2882 on: March 10, 2020, 08:16:11 AM »

They didn't forget anything. (A) suck it up and (B) look at the southernmost interchange.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2883 on: March 10, 2020, 10:54:28 AM »

What a scam!  I hate this toll on top of toll scheme that seems to be spreading across Florida.  See also: Beachline Expressway and Suncoast Parkway, but this widening project really takes the cake!

I-95 has been 6 lanes wide since 2005 (maybe be further back, I lived in the area 2005-2009) and the turnpike has been only 4 lanes wide in the same area since it opened in the late 1950's!

Yet I-95 continues to be free and have more lanes than the Turnpike, what a scam!
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2884 on: March 13, 2020, 05:45:33 PM »

There's some plans to widen FL Tpk between Jupiter and Fort Pierce.
http://www.floridasturnpike.com/treasurecoast.html

I hope this means that widening the ~25 miles between the Martin/Palm Beach county line and the Lantana toll plaza is also on FTE's radar? Because that's the more egregious section that's still 4 lanes, IMO.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2885 on: March 14, 2020, 02:02:22 PM »

I hope this means that widening the ~25 miles between the Martin/Palm Beach county line and the Lantana toll plaza is also on FTE's radar? Because that's the more egregious section that's still 4 lanes, IMO.
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Wow, that is definitely a more egregious section when you consider the fact that I-95 (no tolls) already expands from 6 lanes to 8 lanes at the Martin/Palm Beach County line.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2886 on: March 14, 2020, 09:02:34 PM »

Full blown excavation for the new Brightline/Virgin Rail ROW is in progress for the new bridge over I-95 west of Cocoa.

Also ground clearing to connect the line east of I-95 with another bridge over FL-528 (Beachline) is also being built up.

Pilings for the I-95 overpass are currently being driven, while the bridge over the Beachline appears to be a dirt and tile approach.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2887 on: March 15, 2020, 12:30:08 PM »

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Re: Florida
« Reply #2888 on: March 15, 2020, 12:31:39 PM »

EXIT 25 MPH sign with diagonal arrow...WTF? SR 414 & I-4 in Maitland: https://www.google.com/maps/@28.6314186,-81.3850439,3a,19.9y,281.9h,94.89t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1shHs5k9fURb7n0yg1ueu5kw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

I'm not seeing a problem. It might be nonstandard, but it's not misleading or ugly.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2889 on: March 15, 2020, 12:53:31 PM »

EXIT 25 MPH sign with diagonal arrow...WTF? SR 414 & I-4 in Maitland: https://www.google.com/maps/@28.6314186,-81.3850439,3a,19.9y,281.9h,94.89t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1shHs5k9fURb7n0yg1ueu5kw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

I'm not seeing a problem. It might be nonstandard, but it's not misleading or ugly.

It's on an arterial, with no gore sign. hence the arrow. Compare to this thing of beauty on the freeway side of the same interchange.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2890 on: March 21, 2020, 12:45:11 PM »

Full blown excavation for the new Brightline/Virgin Rail ROW is in progress for the new bridge over I-95 west of Cocoa.

Also ground clearing to connect the line east of I-95 with another bridge over FL-528 (Beachline) is also being built up.

Pilings for the I-95 overpass are currently being driven, while the bridge over the Beachline appears to be a dirt and tile approach.

I wonder how this is going to affect the current study for widening the Beachline between I-95 and the Port, including the replacement westbound bridge.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2891 on: March 23, 2020, 12:03:10 PM »

Full blown excavation for the new Brightline/Virgin Rail ROW is in progress for the new bridge over I-95 west of Cocoa.

Also ground clearing to connect the line east of I-95 with another bridge over FL-528 (Beachline) is also being built up.

Pilings for the I-95 overpass are currently being driven, while the bridge over the Beachline appears to be a dirt and tile approach.

I wonder how this is going to affect the current study for widening the Beachline between I-95 and the Port, including the replacement westbound bridge.

Negligible.

The new Virgin Rail bridge over the Beachline will have a wider span that what the Beachline will need.

Also Virgin Rail will be on private ROW north of the Beachline going east until it reaches its home tracks in Cocoa.

The only ROW sharing under the long term lease was from west of I-95 to just east of the Orlando Airport along with some use of Deseret Ranch property where future exits are planned to be.

It is planned to support 128mph trains between I-95 and Orlando. FEC freights will move at night to a planned freight yard east of MCO.  FEC will pay Virgin for trackage rights to use it. It was one of the other revenue sources Virgin will have. 

Bringing bulk freight in and out of Port Canaveral to greater Orlando.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2892 on: March 25, 2020, 10:37:53 PM »

Killarney, FL: Street sign indicates that the short section of road between SR 50 and SR 438 (if this is even still SR 438) is Deer Island Rd. However, the signs on the signal at SR 50 say "Oakland Av", as does Google
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2893 on: March 30, 2020, 08:26:49 AM »

Are there still toll plazas approaching the Sunshine Skyway Bridge? Because I want to get some pictures of the northbound plaza. I was lucky enough to get some of the southbound plaza with all the sun glare.

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Re: Florida
« Reply #2894 on: March 30, 2020, 09:39:04 AM »

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused some interesting situations, especially in Florida where there is concern about people bringing the virus into the state (but don't worry about all the spring break students who may have taken it back home). People flying in to select airports from New York and New Jersey (one of the ground-zero locations for the outbreak) were being screened for the virus and told to shelter in place for 14 days (why not stop them getting on the plane instead of hanging them up at their destination?).

Checkpoints were also set up at the state line by the highway patrol on I-95 south and I-10 east to check where motorists were coming from to enter the state. It worked to a point until traffic on Sunday (March 29) backed up to St. Marys Rd. in Georgia and there was a several-hour delay to travelers. The checkpoint, in the truck weigh station, was shut down for 4 hours to be reconfigured to improve traffic flow. Even though the ramp to U.S. 17, exit 380, was shut down, motorists still dodged the barricades to avoid the traffic.

See https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/2020/03/29/screening-checkpoint-at-florida-georgia-border-slows-traffic/

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Re: Florida
« Reply #2895 on: March 30, 2020, 09:18:00 PM »

This is the at-grade crossing of FL-404 and the Florida East Coast Railroad in Melbourne, with the current project being the reconstruction of a segment of FL-404 to pass over the railroad on a bridge.

The Pineda Causeway Extension bridge that began in 2018 has reached a level of completion that it is partially open over the Florida East Coast Railroad. Eventually, four lanes will be open on this section which is west of U.S 1. The project is financed by the Florida Department of Transportation.

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Pineda Causeway Extension Bridge Construction Over Railroad Tracks
https://www.floridatoday.com/picture-gallery/news/2020/03/30/pineda-causeway-extension-bridge-construction/2938027001/
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Re: Florida
« Reply #2897 on: April 01, 2020, 09:19:28 PM »

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