Let me start by saying I think the vast majority of services provided by the City of Deerfield Beach are top notch, first class. There isn't a single person I deal with at City Hall that is not 100% professional.
I am constantly stopped by residents wanting to know when the main gate reconstruction will begin. Others ask about the right turn lane planned for Military Trail into the East Gate.
The answer to all these questions is the same: We are waiting for city permitting to be complete.
For several reasons I won't bore you with, the fact is the Village's capital improvement projects seem to get bogged down. We spend a tremendous amount of time and effort addressing concerns that often are not raised until the end of the process, forcing us to frequently backtrack in our planning. As a result, our timelines (which strive to get projects done during the summer season) are often thrown off.
I assure you we continue to aggressively pursue every step in the process. Trust me when I tell you that when you see the new main entry, it will be worth the wait! But until then, I just wanted to share a small window into the process so you have a better understanding of how things are progressing.