FDOT seeking at variations to bridge lighting coverage


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Division of Transportation is looking at adjustments to its regulations about decorative lights on condition bridges.

Before this month, FDOT purchased the rainbow lights recognizing Pleasure Month shut off on the Acosta Bridge in Jacksonville after officers gained grievances and they considered the lights did not meet up with code. FDOT reversed its selection the subsequent working day.

Now, Information4Jax has learned that FDOT could place decisions on future distinctive bridge lights requests in the palms of community governments. Proper now, specified lights for holiday seasons and other situations are permitted, these types of as Christmas and the Fourth of July. FDOT is now functioning on a plan that would demand a resolution from towns or county governments in buy to add other non-permitted lights strategies on all point out bridges, like the Satisfaction lighting. This would choose the conclusions out of FDOT’s hands and, in a way, hand it more than to area governments.


Aspects are nonetheless be drafted on how this will perform and what companies would have the final say.

News4Jax checked with the mayor’s business, which referred us to the Jacksonville Metropolis Council. Incoming Metropolis Council President Sam Newby said he is searching into it and will react later.

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority stated it is operating with the district FDOT office environment to move ahead.

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