Below are answers to the most commonly asked questions the FDOT District 6 Construction Office receives.
How will construction affect the access to and from my property?
The department strives to maintain access to businesses and residences at all times. There are 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.
What kinds of impacts can I expect during construction?
The department 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.
Why does construction take place during the day in some places and at night in other locations?
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.
Will I be compensated for loss of business during construction?
The department 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.
What if I lose phone service or other utility services during construction?
FDOT and other utility companies work hand-in-hand before and during construction to prevent utility outages. 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 District Six Construction Public Information Specialist at 305-499-2391 immediately so we can determine the cause of the problem and facilitate repairs where necessary.
What if my property is damaged by construction?
If you feel that your property has been damaged by construction-related activities, please contact the district Six Construction Public Information Specialist at 305-499-2391 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.
What can I do to get safely through roadwork?
The following steps can be taken to make it easier to navigate through any construction zone: give yourself a little extra time to reach your destination; drive the posted speed limit – reduced speed limits are strictly enforced; obey all signs posted within the construction zone. Watch for portable message boards; these provide timely traffic information. Never walk in a construction zone.
Who can I contact if I have a question or concern about a construction project in my area?
The District Six Construction Department has a Public Information Team dedicated to serve you. Please feel free to contact:
- Kathy McLendon 305-640-7437
- Dean Walters - 305-849-1474
Or email your questions to: info@FDOTmiamidade.com
How can I find out about future construction projects in my area?
You can contact the FDOT District Six Public Information Office at 305-470-5349 to learn about projects in your area, or submit your comments and questions to our office by clicking here.