You can contact the FDOT District Six Public Information Office at 1-800-435-2368 to learn about future projects in your area or by submitting your comments and questions to our office by visiting clicking here.
FDOT and other utility companies work hand-in-hand before and during construction to prevent utility outages during construction. However, there are times when services are disrupted accidentally. In these instances, the contractor notifies the utility owner immediately so they can arrange to make any necessary repairs. If, for any reason, you experience a utility outage during construction, please contact the Project Public Information Specialist at 786-280-0983 immediately so we can determine the cause of the problem and facilitate repair where necessary.
FDOT strives to maintain access to businesses and residences at all times. There may be occasions when it is necessary to temporarily close a driveway to perform project related work. Whenever this is necessary, the project team makes every effort to coordinate with the property owner in advance to minimize impacts.
If you feel that your property has been damaged by construction-related activities, please contact the Project Public Information Specialist at 786-280-0983 immediately so we can discuss this matter. If it is determined that the damage was caused during construction, it is the contractor’s responsibility to restore damaged property to its original condition prior to completing a construction project.
FDOT works hard to minimize all project-related impacts, but you might experience one or more of the following during construction: increased dust, additional noise, reduced speed limits, temporary detours and/or lane closures, temporary sidewalk closures and pedestrian detours, heavy machinery and equipment moving in and around the construction zone, flagmen directing motorists around construction activity, and project personnel moving in and around the project area.
The development of the construction schedule is based on a number of different factors. Prior to construction, the project’s design engineers review the impacts and look closely at the project area before determining how and when the work should be performed. In some instances, work is scheduled for daytime hours or nighttime hours only. In other instances, work is scheduled for both day and nighttime hours. The goal is to complete the work as quickly as possible, while minimizing impacts. Some factors that influence the work schedule include: safety of workers and the public, impacts on motorists through the work zone, and impacts on area schools, hospitals, and more.
FDOT does not provide monetary compensation to businesses within the construction zone. We do, however, take measures to minimize any construction-related impacts. FDOT strives to maintain access at all times and provide business operators with timely information about construction activities that might affect them.