Idea: I-75 Exits

Victoriano Vidal about 2 years ago
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There are 3 Exits leading to the city of North Port, however highway signs state North Port, Next 2 Exits. It would also be hepfull to have LED signs like the ones in Colier, Lee and Charlotte county which provide updates about traffic on the Interstate; this would help those of us who commute everyday to avoid I-75, or exit before getting stock in traffic for hours on our way to work.

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Victoriano Vidal about 2 years ago

This video explains how it works: http://www.naplesnews.com/videos/detail/watching-road-i-75-drivers/

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Mark x about 2 years ago

FDOT is currently in process of completing the bidding for installation of the road signs you are referrring to. they anticipate the completion through Sarasota and Manatee counties by fall of 2014. visit their website for updates.

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Cnppublicworks x, Lori Hollingshead, Department of Public Works Administrative Services Coordinator about 2 years ago

Thank you for your comments.  The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) regulates all signage on the I-75 corridor.  If you can be more specific as to where the “Next 2 Exits” sign is located (for example – northbound or southbound on I-75, between or north/south of which exits) we will be happy to forward your idea for placement of a “Next 3 Exits” sign to FDOT.  The variable message signs on I-75 in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties are part of an Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) that alerts motorists to traffic issues.  ITMS will be implemented in both Sarasota and Manatee counties in the near future.  For more information, you can contact the District One Office of FDOT at 1-800-292-3368.

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Victoriano Vidal almost 2 years ago

There are 3 exits leading to the City of North Port, River Rd, Sumter Rd, and Toledo Blade Blvd. I feel it is imperative for motorists to be aware that all three exits will take them to North Port, in case they miss an exit, and also to illustrate the size of our town. For many years Sarasota had a sign near mile marker 200, that read, Sarasota Next 3 Exits, and a decade ago it was changed to “Next 4 Exits” by including University Parkway, even though it’s right on the county line with Manatee.

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