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Have Hermine and Irma demonstrated the need for new evacuation routes? Heartland Parkway and other roads worth reconsidering?

The idea of expressway and parkway building in far flung locations has become passe in Florida. Much like the revolts against urban expressways in the 1970’s, recent moves to build what appeared to be roads to nowhere have met stern opposition including on the pages of this website. 722 more words

Transport Issues

Flashback Friday: History of the Florida Turnpike - Central Florida (Part 2 of 3)

Part I covering southeast Florida is here

When the Turnpike was originally proposed in he late 1940’s the road was supposed to travel thirty five miles east of Orlando. 1,236 more words

Florida History

South Florida Residents Running From Irma Clogging Up Highways

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – There was a steady stream northbound on the Turnpike all day and into the night Thursday.

“We are from key west. 275 more words


Jackknifed Tractor Trailer Backs Up Turnpike At Sunrise Exit

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SUNRISE (CBSMiami) – The southbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike are backed up at the Sunrise exit after a tractor trailer flipped on its side Thursday night. 68 more words


Truck Rollover Shuts Down Turnpike South In Broward

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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — A truck rollover has forced the shutdown of Florida’s Turnpike in North Lauderdale.

A truck was left flipped over following a crash Thursday afternoon just as rush hour began. 87 more words


One Dead In Wrong-Way Crash On Florida's Turnpike

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ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) — It’s unfortunate that wrong-way wrecks are becoming more and more common on Florida roadways.

The Florida Highway Patrol says a 73-year-old woman is dead after driving her Dodge Charger north in the southbound lanes of Florida’s Turnpike and colliding with a tractor-trailer. 113 more words