Broward County Traffic Engineering Earns High Praise from Florida Department of Transportation
Broward County signal
technicians who received
praise are, left to right,
Anthony Spataro, Mark Morris
and Eddy Piloto.
After nearly one year since waves from Hurricane Sandy came crashing ashore onto State Road A1A, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has given acclaim to the Broward County Traffic Engineering Division for the work County signal technicians provided in getting two severely damaged pedestrian crosswalk signals reactivated.
“I want everyone to know how pleased I am at how these crosswalk signal installations turned out,” said Cleo Marsh, Broward operations engineer with FDOT. “The installations are complete and function perfectly.”
The traffic signals, located at State Road A1A at Northeast 14 Court and State Road A1A at Northeast 16 Court, were both severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy, and are located in the area where emergency repairs were done to the beach and State Road A1A last March.
“The signal restoration effort had to wait until certain stabilization and roadway restoration efforts were completed. Our crews, using their past experience from storms and their creative technical talents, managed to rapidly restore the operation at both intersections,” said Scott Brunner, director of Broward County Traffic Engineering Division. “This will help restore safe traffic patterns for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists as we approach the peak tourist season.”
Matt Thompson, right, with Parks Director, Dan West.