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!
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.
Florida Department of Transportation will replace plastic poles on their deadly “express lanes” to make them safer, but will continue to rip us off by stealing our highways and selling them back to us…
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For the past month Local 10 News has been reporting on the safety concerns that state troopers and drivers have about I-95 express lanes. There have been a record number of crashes on the interstate, a number of which have been fatal, and some troopers said they cannot do their jobs safely…