Florida Department Of Transportation
After months of delays, the tunnel connecting the airport and the interstate directly to and from PortMiami will open Sunday.
On Tuesday, the state’s record-setting, $77 billion election-year budget goes into effect, along with 157 other bills approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott.
Despite the fanfare and celebration last month to mark the completion of the PortMiami Tunnel, it’s still not open. The Florida Department of Transportation said addressing some unexpected last-minute problems will move the opening to at least late July.
Acting in his capacity as a litigator and not as a legislator, Rep. Matt Gaetz is accusing state transportation officials of stonewalling on a public records request made by a client seeking information about potentially dangerous guardrails.
The engineering gem that is the PortMiami Tunnel is poised to open by Memorial Day, just four years after construction began on the mile-long, four lane, twin tube built with the sweat equity of thousands of workers and a 3,000 ton drill named Harriett.
Big green highway signs with their messages blacked out with dark tape are hanging over major roadways in and around downtown Miami. The mystery signs covered with black tape are erected on Interstate 95, the Dolphin Expressway, the MacArthur Causeway and various ramps to and from the roadways directing traffic to, well, nowhere.
Just days after suspected wrong way drunk driver Kayla Mendoza was arrested and charged with DUI Manslaughter and several other charges in the deaths of Marisa Catronio and Kaitlyn Ferrante, CBS 4 News is learning new information about Mendoza’s actions the night before the crash.
The free ride is over on the I-595 Express Lanes. Beginning Wednesday morning, a toll of 50-cents went into effect. Anyone wanting to use the lanes must have a SunPass transponder and an associated pre-paid account.
Make sure you have a SunPass! The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will start collecting tolls on the I-595 express lanes starting next week.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will start collecting tolls on the 595 express lanes starting next week.