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1915 - 2015: 100 Years of FDOT
« on: March 03, 2015, 03:00:04 AM »
1915 - 2015: 100 Years of FDOT



Florida is known for having one of the best highway networks in the country. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the agency responsible for most of it. Here is a brief look at a century of milestones achieved by the Florida Department of Transportation. Happy birthday, FDOT!

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Re: 1915 - 2015: 100 Years of FDOT
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2015, 08:37:30 AM »
For several years during my childhood I95 north ended at Dunn Ave/Busch Dr and moved over to US17 (N. Main St) to go north into GA.  I believe it was like that during the Cuban Missle Crisis when convoys of military equipment and personnel were being moved into south FL.

Great article and photos.  Thanks.
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Re: 1915 - 2015: 100 Years of FDOT
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2015, 08:46:15 AM »
^ I love the cover image.  It reminds me just how far we have "progressed" in Florida over the last 100 years ;)

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Re: 1915 - 2015: 100 Years of FDOT
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2015, 10:04:47 AM »
^ I love the cover image.  It reminds me just how far we have "progressed" in Florida over the last 100 years ;)

Which interchange is that?
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Re: 1915 - 2015: 100 Years of FDOT
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2015, 10:42:37 AM »
^SR 826/Palmetto Expressway at SR 836/Dolphin Expressway, just SW of Miami International Airport.
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Re: 1915 - 2015: 100 Years of FDOT
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2015, 12:03:16 PM »
I drove through there a few weeks ago.  What a mess.

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Re: 1915 - 2015: 100 Years of FDOT
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2015, 08:46:03 PM »
Great article, lake.

Anyyone who's done business with, worked with, or worked for FDOT knows that this Department is one if the best examples of good government.   We're spoiled, and we don't even know it. 

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Re: 1915 - 2015: 100 Years of FDOT
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2015, 09:36:51 PM »
The article was pretty much written by FDOT.  Nothing like a little self promotion.

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Re: 1915 - 2015: 100 Years of FDOT
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2015, 10:01:06 PM »
Yeah, I cut and pasted the timeline from FDOT's website. Other than that, I added a few images of projects from the Florida State Archives digital photo collection.
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Re: 1915 - 2015: 100 Years of FDOT
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2015, 06:27:36 AM »
Always loved the quality of Florida's roads. Granted, without the temperature extremes of more northern states, it is quite a bit easier to maintain as you don't have the shrink/expand problem that brings an annual crop of potholes up north.