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Palm Coast Planning To Reduce All Whiteview Parkway to 2 Lanes For Footpath and Safety

| January 31, 2018

86 injuries from 60 crashes in three years and the lack of a bike and footpath led Palm Coast to plan for reducing a stretch of Whiteview from four to two lanes.

Rideshare South: Why Way Fewer Teens Are Bothering With a Driver’s License

| March 4, 2017

The drop has been sharpest in the South, where the share of high school seniors with a driver’s license fell from 88.6 percent in 1996 to 71.2 percent in 2015.

New A1A Options Include Moving It to Central and Daytona Avenues, and 5.2-Mile Sea Wall

| December 15, 2016

Six options for the future A1A in Flagler Beach were unveiled by the stat Transportation Department Thursday, three of them including a huge (but buried) sea wall, and three shifting traffic to Central and Daytona Avenues.

County Approves Indefinite Halt to Road Impact Fees, May End Them in East Flagler

| September 15, 2015

A moratorium has cost cost the county $810,000 in transportation impact fees and $145,000 in parks and recreation fees as a result.

Raise the Gas Tax Already

| August 11, 2015

The federal gas tax has been stuck at 18.4 cents a gallon since 1993, lowest among advanced countries. Yet Congress just adopted a three-month stopgap measure, kicking the gas can down the road for the 35th time since 2009.

Florida Adds Still More Specialty License Plates to Some 120 Accenting Causes

| July 14, 2015

It’s not as if Floridians need more specialized license plates. But more are going on the market and some are being redesigned.

Florida Park Drive Data Sees No Traffic Problem. Residents Differ. Council Is Stumped.

| June 10, 2015

The Palm Coast council wants to help residents along Florida Park Drive, but it isn’t sure there is a solution there that would not also trigger a problem elsewhere.

Last of Seven Bridges on County Road 305 Is Completed and Re-Opens to Traffic

| January 22, 2015

Construction began on the bridge June 23, 2014. The total cost of construction is approximately $2.5 million paid for by a State Department of Transportation grant.

28 Killed on Flagler Roads Last Year, Most Since 2008; Total Crashes 2nd-Highest Ever

| January 8, 2015

The spike in fatalities and 876 total crashes (only 2013 had more total crashes) has police and safety officials puzzled, though they say distracted driving is likely the leading cause.

Tracy Morgan, Truck Wrecks, and Politicians Willing To Make Our Roads More Dangerous

| June 17, 2014

If you spend much time on the Interstate, you undoubtedly have seen the aftermath of horrific crashes like the one that occurred earlier this month on I-95 at the Flagler-St. Johns County line. That wreck was typical of the carnage that results from an 18-wheeler plowing into stopped cars, either because of the truck driver’s inattention or fatigue.

75 MPH Speed Limit on Some Highways Nears Reality as Bill Goes to Gov. Scott

| May 1, 2014

After a sometimes-emotional debate, a divided Florida House on Wednesday gave final approval to a proposal that could lead to 75 mph speed limits on some highways. The House voted 58-56 to pass the bill (SB 392), which was backed by the Senate last week.

Speed Limit of 75 Advances Against AAA Opposition as House Panel Endorses Measure

| March 5, 2014

The House Transportation & Highway Safety Subcommittee voted 13-1 to support the measure (HB 761), which would direct the state Department of Transportation to determine the safe minimum and maximum speed limits on all divided highways that have least four lanes.

Florida Is 7th Worst State For Lax Highway Safety Laws, Including Teen Protection

| January 23, 2014

Florida is “missing rear primary enforcement seat belt law, all-rider motorcycle helmet law, booster seat law, 4 of the 7 teen driving provisions, an ignition interlock law, and an all-driver text messaging restriction,” according to a new report.

As Walkers and Cyclists Complain of Predatory Drivers at Belle Terre and SR100, Officials Call For More Education

| January 15, 2014

The dangerous intersection at State Road 100 and Belle Terre Parkway focused discussions by county and city officials this week about more safety improvements, starting with making drivers more respectful of pedestrians and cyclists–a shift many drivers are resisting.

Extending Spending Spree, Scott Asks for $200 Million Increase For Roads, Bridges and Ports

| January 14, 2014

The $200 million proposed increase for infrastructure follows Friday’s request for $100 million for tourism from Scott, who entered office in 2011 slashing a state budget he said was weighted down with “short-sided, frivolous, wasteful” projects.

Speed Limit Could Go Up to 75 On I-95 By July, and to 70 on U.S. 1

| November 13, 2013

Florida lawmakers’ proposal to raise speed limits would direct the state Department of Transportation to determine the safe minimum and maximum speed limits on all divided highways that have least four lanes. In Flagler County, that includes I-95 and U.S. 1. On U.S. 1.

They’re Not Speed Traps: New Spy Cameras on U.S. 1 in Palm Coast Aimed at Overweight Trucks

| November 11, 2013

Crews last week installed video cameras on both sides of U.S. 1 between Royal Palms Parkway and Whiteview Parkway as part of a $1.2 million project to monitor the weight of large trucks. Additional cameras will go up by the northbound lanes of U.S. 1, near the weigh station.

Say Farewell to “Antiquated” Highway Call Boxes: Cell-Flush Florida Junks Them

| October 19, 2013

The state Department of Transportation is removing all but a few of the 2,752 push button call boxes from along its highways as personal cell phones have reduced the need for the roadside phones. The removal, estimated to cost around $200,000, has already started.

It’s Not Enough to Say No to a Seawall in Flagler Beach: An Action Plan Past Opposition

| April 18, 2011

Sherry Epley, a resident of Flagler Beach, lays out a six-point action plan on how to build and sustain opposition to a seawall while developing a viable alternative that saves the beach and State Road A1A.

Flagler Power: From Bunnell By-Pass to Weigh Station to A1A Seawall, FDOT Retreats

| April 16, 2011

Three times in the past 12 months, Florida Department of Transportation projects in Flagler County have foundered on the well-organized shoals of local opposition across government boundaries and fiefdoms.

Bowing to Pressure, Transportation Department Scraps Plans for a Weigh Station on U.S. 1

| October 27, 2010

Every local government had opposed a proposed $11 million weigh station that would have taken up the median of U.S. 1 at Royal Palms Parkway, at the intersection of Palm Coast and Bunnell. Opposition worked.

More Roll Than Smash in Early Morning Crash on U.S. 1 Near Matanzas Woods

| July 15, 2010

A 62-year-old driver from Palm Coast and on her way to work in an SUV rolled once off US1 Thursday morning.

Illegal for 4 Years, Palm Coast’s Red-Light Cameras to Comply With State Law; Cash Dips

| June 16, 2010

State law removes the red-light cameras’ cash-cow incentive and forces cities to abide by uniform state standards.

Flagler County’s Half-Cent Sales Taxes for Schools and Infrastructure, 2002 Referendum Results

| June 6, 2010

Results of the 2002 Flagler County and Flagler County Schools half-cent sales tax referendums for school construction and infrastructure.

Bunnell Approves Bypass Study as Part of Broader City Planning

| May 25, 2010

Looking to capitalize on developers’ dollars funding the study, the Bunnell City Commission approved a broader look at the city’s road needs in the future.

Bunnell Residents Demolish Bypass Proposal; Planning Board Recommends Broad Study

| May 20, 2010

After a lengthy, at times contentious public meeting on the bypass, the Bunnell planing board recommended in favor of a study as long it takes in “the big picture.”

Contrary to Fears, Bunnell Bypass Would Not Significantly Affect Traffic, Studies Show

| May 14, 2010

Bunnell’s downtown won’t be lacking in traffic in the future. The real battle is over a mega-developer’s road-improvement funds.

DOT Bypass “A Stake Right Through Bunnell’s Heart”

| May 10, 2010

The bypass would accommodate a traffic surge from a Palm Coast development but might also accelerate Bunnell’s decline.

Bunnell Begs Amtrak With $1,000 Spree: Please Stop Here

| April 27, 2010

Bunnell city commissioners are spending up to $1,000 to catch Amtrak’s attention for 20 seconds Saturday.

50-Year-Old Man Killed in U.S. 1 Wreck South of Bunnell

| April 21, 2010

The driver of a Toyota pick-up truck was over-correcting from a failed passing maneuver as he drove south on U.S. 1 at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday.

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