Q: The Interstate 95 northbound on-ramp from Southwest 10th Street lacks a yellow warning sign to let drivers know they have to merge. The merge lane is quite long, then suddenly it ends, forcing drivers onto the interstate without a sign to expect that. There is a sign on northbound I-95 farther south that warns drivers there is a lane merging, but it isn't visible to those doing the merging.
Sarah Hugus, Boca Raton
A: State officials reviewed the on-ramp and say the signs are appropriate.
"The appropriate standard sign treatment is the black on yellow merge sign and should face I-95 through traffic to warn motorists that traffic may be entering the traffic stream from the right," said Jonathan Overton, an engineer at the Florida Department of Transportation.
"That warning sign is correctly positioned just upstream of the on-ramp connection to I-95."
Federal rules which govern signs say that 'Lane Ends" signs shouldn't be installed on an acceleration lane ahead of where it merges into through traffic.
"Motorists entering I-95 are expected to know to find an adequate gap in traffic and accelerate-decelerate accordingly," Overton added.
Q: On Dec. 10, we noticed crews filming a movie or TV show in the southbound lanes of U.S. 27 in Broward County next to sugar cane fields. What movie or show was it?
Melissa Garrett, Wesley Chapel
A: It was for the program Top Gear, a show about cars and other vehicles that airs on BBC America. The program's 19th season returns to TV in January.
Q: Two traffic signals on Galt Ocean Drive, which parallels A1A in Fort Lauderdale, are blinking yellow. Until recently, both signals functioned fully and responded to the push of a "walk" button for pedestrians. These signals are essential for elderly residents who live here. I suspect the signals were put into flashing mode to aid drivers seeking a detour from A1A, which has been under construction.
Susan Renner-Smith, Fort Lauderdale
A: The two pedestrian signals are owned and maintained by the city of Fort Lauderdale and aren't part of Broward County's or state's traffic signal systems.
City officials sent a contractor to the site last week to resolve the problem and get the signals working properly again.
The $2.1 million upgrade of State Road A1A between Oakland Park Boulevard and Flamingo Drive is set for completion in January.
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