FDOT and FHP Announce “Operation Southern Shield”
July 19, 2021
Today, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), in collaboration with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) and its division of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), announced the kick-off of “Operation Southern Shield,” a joint effort with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the southeastern states of Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
FDOT, Safety Partners Urge Motorists to Eliminate Distractions During Summer Months
June 21, 2021
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), along with its highway safety partners statewide, is urging motorists to eliminate distractions while driving this summer. In 2020 there were more than 48,500 crashes in Florida caused by drivers who had diverted their attention. FDOT will be educating drivers on distracted driving prevention during the peak summer travel months through paid, earned, and social media as well as community outreach statewide.
FDOT Re-Opens Pensacola Bay Bridge to Four Lanes
June 17, 2021
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will re-open the Pensacola Bay Bridge to four lanes of traffic this morning in phases, re-establishing the safe and efficient connection between the communities of Gulf Breeze and Pensacola. The traffic pattern will revert to the configuration on the bridge prior to when it was damaged by Hurricane Sally on September 18, 2020.
ICYMI: FDOT Projects Receive Recognition from American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida
June 14, 2021
Today, the Florida Department of Transportation received Outstanding Project Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida (ACEC-FL) for seven projects throughout the state. Each year, the ACEC-FL, an affiliate of the Florida Engineering Society’s (FES) Professional Engineers in Private Practice (PEPP), recognizes outstanding achievements by its member firms in accomplishing Florida transportation projects.
Nighttime lane restrictions planned for the Pensacola Bay Bridge
June 10, 2021
Drivers will encounter nighttime lane restrictions on the Pensacola Bay Bridge Thursday evening, June 10 through Friday morning, June 18 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
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