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Who and when do they paint the lines and messages on our areas roads.

Posted from a Sun-Sentinel article.

Q: Why don’t they regularly restripe the roads? I have trouble seeing the white lines, sometimes, especially when it rains.

A: It depends on whether the state, county or a municipality is responsible for the roadway’s maintenance.

There is no set schedule or cycle for restriping state roads and federal highways. The Florida Department of Transportation does it as needed depending on how faded the lines are and how poorly they reflect headlights. Newly resurfaced roads will have pavement markings done immediately.

Palm Beach County restripes roads as needed and the stripes last about 8 to 10 years, officials said.

Broward County does striping, turn arrows and other road markings on county roads and some city streets on a regular cycle that repeats every four to five years. If there is a roadway where the stripes and markings have worn out faster, then the county will make restoring them a priority.

Cities and homeowner associations have their own schedules. Anyone who sees a road that needs restriping should contact the appropriate entity.

Q: I know there are plans to close the missing link on Hiatus Road between Sunrise and Oakland Park boulevards, but are there any plans to connect Hiatus Road between Cooper City and Davie?

A: No. Broward County offered, in 1994, to widen a two-lane stretch of Hiatus Road and close the gap but Davie officials declined.

It would require bridging the C-11 canal that flows between Orange Drive and Griffin Road, and paving between Griffin Road and Southwest 48th Street, and between Southwest 49th and 55th streets, just north of Stirling Road.

Hiatus Road’s missing link between Sunrise and Oakland Park boulevards is expected to open the week of Oct. 9.

When open, Hiatus will run from McNab Road in Tamarac to Orange Drive in Davie. It will resume just north of Stirling Road in Cooper City and continue to Red Road in Miramar.

Attorney Jason Weisser of Shuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash.  “Please be careful while driving and always observe all signs and arrows.  Signs can either be mounted on a pole or painted on the road.  If you are in an accident where someone didn't follow the posted signs, please call me so that we can discuss your rights. ”.

Jason Weisser is a personal injury attorney specializing in all types auto and motorcycle accidents.  For more information and to find out what rights you have contact him at Shuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck.  He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Civil Trial Lawyer.  Mr. Weisser is actively involved in Civil Trial Litigation specializing in wrongful death from Traffic Accidents.  He also is an expert on Medical Malpractice, Class Action litigation, Trucking Accidents, Maritime Actions, Products Liability, Consumer Law and Motor Vehicle Accidents.