Polls not working so lets put sturdier ones…. hopefully after a few people’s cars get destroyed they will learn that they aren’t there to be mowed over
No more lane diving?
Now the Governor, FDOT and Highway Safety know that there are legitimate safety concerns with the I-95 Express Lanes. They need to address this before going live on the Palmetto 826 in 2017!
FDOT District Secretary James Wolfe declared express lanes “a success”
Look for more divider poles on Interstate 95 express lanes by fall and runoff spots to accommodate stopped cars by 2018.
As for the stopping zones, they’ll be created by moving barrier walls. That takes more time (estimated early 2018) and money ($8.5 million). Wolfe said the construction costs are unrelated to tolls.
New, sturdier, plastic poles are going to be installed on the Express Lanes of I-95 in Miami-Dade to make them safer.
In addition to installing the new poles, the DOT will also build five 13-foot wide “Safe Stopping Zones” along the highway. Currently the way a law enforcement officer can pull over a driver is in moving lane of traffic. The safe zone will change that.
The increase in poles will reduce the 10-foot gap between them to five feet. In addition to adding more poles, officials said, they will replace the current poles with more sturdy ones.
7News cameras captured bent and broken poles along I-95 in Northwest Miami-Dade. Some of them are even missing in some places. That’s because, in their current condition, it’s fairly easy for drivers to weave in and out of them.