Close. It's east of the Pimento, somewhere between 62nd and 72nd. Y
Love that nickname for the Palmetto Fwy-ooops Expwy. My wife and I have been going to Miami once a year for the past 21 years-since her parents moved there in 1988. Living in So Cal, the capital of freeways I always get a kick of the lack of freeways/expressways in Metro Miami and Broward. The Palmetto is a joke, it has ben constanty under expansion/repair for the past 15 years or so and it is always way behind and causes massive traffic problems. The infra structure of Fl is a joke, the price one pays for no state income tax. My cousin works for Cal-Trans- the freeway authority of California, almost every single highay innovation or signage seen on interstates and other states' highways and biways began in Calif decades ago. Anyway my cousin was part of the team of Cal Trans engineers that was hired by FL to study the horrendous interchange of north Miami Dade county where the Palmetto which is north/south then turns east/west interesects with I 95 and state road 441. After carfeully studying the layout, Cal Trans bowed out and did not make a reccomendation as they said it was beyond repairing so Fl devised some kind kind of overpass that cost taxpayers millions of $$ and didn't help the confusing and absolutely crazy interchange.
I don't understand why FL is one of the few states that doesn't have a slow traffic to the right law and why they don't have a law prohibiting 18 wheelers and cars with a tow from driving in the number one lane, the fast lane to the left. Construction and repairs on FL hiways is done in a hilarious manner because of it being non-union workers and performed by corrupt construction companies
I fear for my life at intersections in Miami, amber lights mean speed up, as soon as the opposing street turns amber the drivers are honking for you to proceed. I have never seen such crazy driving as I have seen in Metro Miami. Turn signals are rarely if ever used, folks slow down when merging into higways instead of speeding up to freeway speed. Year after year Miami ranks number 1 or 2 with Boston for worse drivers as listed by the AAA. In So Flo, when an ambulance or fire truck turn on the lights and sirens, instead of pulling to the right and slowing down, drivers race the emergency vehicle and then get behind them to take advantage of their speed. Worse part of it is that the law enforcement agencies don't enforce the laws encouraging drivers to continue breaking the law
post edited by jonjax71 - 2009/12/13 01:43:00