myfdottampa has written 55 posts for D7 Now

D7-TV: How It’s Made – Misc Drilled Shaft

Ever wonder what supports those big roadway signs and traffic signals? Episode 1 of D7Now: How It’s Made, takes a look at the process of a Miscellaneous Drilled Shaft – from the ground-up. Advertisements

D7 Team Looks To Improve Tampa Bay Watershed

By Daniel Lauricello & Ginger Creighton – Environmental What if the FDOT could fund a project which is a win, win, win? What if the Department could accomplish the Department’s mission, to provide “a safe transportation system that ensures the mobility of people and goods, enhances economic prosperity and preserves the quality of our environment … Continue reading

Florida Bicycle Association Honors D7

Florida Bicycle Association awards are presented to worthy recipients for their contributions to bicycling. The purpose of the awards is to bring attention to the efforts and achievements of groups, organizations and individuals that help shape our vision for all Florida bicyclists to be safe, respected and encouraged to bicycle for transportation and recreation. This … Continue reading

D7-TV: Gateway Industry Forum

D7-TV: Back in April, FDOT District Seven held the Gateway Expressway Industry Forum at the Embassy Suites on the campus of the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Who was Archie James Bush?

By Steve Womble – District Structures Maintenance Office For those who have been with FDOT a good while, there develops this sense of family with many others, and especially those with whom we work over some years.  Well, another one of those “old family members” passed on last December 16, at 95 years; Archie James … Continue reading

“Bike With The Mayor” Brings Local Cyclists Together

  Story Via Bike/Walk Tampa Bay On March 11th 2016, the City of Temple Terrace held its third annual “Bike with the Mayor” ride in celebration of Florida Bike Month. The event was free and open to all riders. At 7:30 a.m. cyclists, friends, neighbors, colleagues and volunteers enjoyed free coffee, doughnuts, and bagels while … Continue reading

D7-TV: Gopher Tortoise Relocation

D7-TV: FDOT helps relocate several gopher tortoises to the Brooker Creek Preserve in northeastern Pinellas County as part of the Tri-County Trail project.

Starkey Elementary Gets Schooled On Bridges

Back in February, Marshall Hampton from the District Structures Maintenance Office visited Starkey Elementary School in Pinellas County to stop by and talk bridges with the school’s S.T.E.M. program (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The roughly 30 4th and 5th graders were treated to a fun and informative presentation as well as many opportunities for … Continue reading

Honoring America’s Roadway Safety Leaders

  (Washington, DC) — During a national awards ceremony on Capitol Hill, the Roadway Safety Foundation (RSF) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today honored the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for its efforts to increase the safety and efficiency of collecting highway lighting level data to reduce serious injuries and fatal crashes on roadways. … Continue reading

Jim Jacobsen Takes Japan

If you’re ever looking for District Structures Maintenance Engineer Jim Jacobsen, chances are he’s out on a bridge somewhere in District One or District Seven – or Japan. In late October 2015, Jacobsen had the rare opportunity to travel halfway across the globe to the “Land of the Rising Sun,” visiting the bridges of Tokyo, … Continue reading