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Award-Winning and Making A Difference in Our Communities

Protecting our breathtaking coastal environment, FDOT District One strategically placed nearly 1,000 Wave Attenuation Devices (WADs) along the south Skyway Fishing Pier Access Road (Manatee County). WADs are engineered to dissipate wave energy to reduce, eliminate, and/or reverse coastal erosion. They are also stable and durable habitats that allow marine life to grow on the structure and eventually develop into natural barrier reef systems. The project took approximately three months to complete and cost approximately $6.3 million. FDOT District One was honored to be selected for the Outstanding Project Award at the 2024 American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida (ACEC Florida).

SeaPort Manatee's Economic Impact Surpasses $5.1 Billion

The Florida Department of Transportation District One is more than just roadways in this diverse region. SeaPort Manatee serves as a ships-to-shelves gateway for Southwest and Central Florida while offering more than 5,000 acres of on-port and adjoining properties for future growth. This Manatee County port alone had an annual economic impact surpassing $5.1 billion. FDOT District One is committed to keeping Florida moving. This includes people and freight, by utilizing our roads, rails, waterways and skies, because we’re not just roads. District One (the Southwest Florida region) services the residents and businesses of 12 counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Okeechobee, Polk and Sarasota. More...

Use Florida 511 for Real-Time Traffic Information

To make roadway travel just a little easier, use Florida 511 for convenient real-time traffic information. More...

ROUNDABOUTS: Hearing from Our Community

As our communities grow at an extraordinary pace, FDOT is committed to providing roadway improvements that add safety and capacity through innovative applications. This includes building roundabouts that provide free flowing traffic, a safer roadway since speeds are reduced, are better for the environment by reducing auto idling and emissions, and keeps traffic moving during power outages. Here’s one example where a critic became an advocate. More...

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