FDOT Spending $1.2 Million on New Express Lane Poles | New Times Broward-Palm Beach

You’ve seen it happen: You’re driving down I-95, minding your own business, when all of a sudden some douchebag in the express lane realizes he or she is about to miss an exit and abruptly plows through the orange plastic poles, forcing you to slam on the brakes and narrowly avoid a messy accident.

Source: FDOT Spending $1.2 Million on New Express Lane Poles | New Times Broward-Palm Beach

I-95 express lanes getting sturdier poles to keep drivers in place | Miami Herald

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.

Source: I-95 express lanes getting sturdier poles to keep drivers in place | Miami Herald

New Sturdier Poles Coming To I-95 Express Lanes In Dade « CBS Miami

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.

Source: New Sturdier Poles Coming To I-95 Express Lanes In Dade « CBS Miami

FDOT to replace, increase number of express lane poles on I-95 – 7News – WSVN-TV

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.

Source: FDOT to replace, increase number of express lane poles on I-95 – 7News – WSVN-TV

Miami-Dade to Create Freeway “Texting Lane” To Accommodate Millenial Drivers

Caution!!! Humor ahead.

The Miami Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) announced today that it has plans to create a bumpered “texting lane” along the Dolphin Expressway. “This is a necessary step we must take as a community to ensure public safety,” said MDX spokeswoman Anne Hinga, noting that educational campaigns about the dangers of

Source: Miami-Dade to Create Freeway “Texting Lane” To Accommodate Millenial Drivers