Village-wide Traffic Calming Update
August 4, 2017
What's the deal with the proposed 25 MPH speed limit?
Palmetto Bay recently received approval from the Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation & Public Works to reduce the speed limit on certain residential local roads to 25 MPH.  The lower speed limit option is part of the Traffic Calming Plan recently completed by the Village's traffic engineering consultant, Marlin Engineering.  The plan and its recommendations came following a number of public workshops and the collection of traffic data throughout the Village.  

Other parts of the plan also require county approval before they can be considered by the Village Council for adoption and implementation.  As reported on our July 14th edition of the Traffic Calming Update, the engineer has been working with the county to secure the required approvals, such as the proposed speed limit reduction. 

Palmetto Bay now has the green light to implement lower speed limits on certain roads only IF the Village wants to move forward with implementation.  The approval does not require the Village to change the speed limits, but it allows the Village the option to lower the limit if so desired.

The Traffic Calming Plan is expected to be brought before the Council for adoption in November.  Stay tuned for the meeting announcement.
Construction of the New Traffic Circle Starts Next Week!
Construction of the new traffic circle at the intersection of SW 168th Street and 82nd Avenue starts next week!  Palmetto Bay has partnered with Miami-Dade County to build a traffic circle at the busy intersection. The project is expected to facilitate the flow of traffic particularly during the morning and afternoon rush hour.

During construction, there will be  no access to vehicular traffic, pedestrians or bicycles and traffic will be diverted accordingly.  

Expect detours in the area between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and some Saturdays until all construction activity is completed during the last week of August.
Project Detour Map
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Commuters should  exercise caution when traveling around the area and allow extra time to reach their destination.  Please obey all posted signs and speed limits.

We appreciate your patience as the project moves forward to completion.  If you have any questions, please contact our Public Services Department or visit our Traffic & Transit webpage for more information.
FDOT Project Update (Coral Reef Drive)
All traffic on SW 152 Street/Coral Reef Drive from just west of SW 93 Avenue to just west of SW 97 Avenue has been shifted to the north side of the roadway. The westbound and eastbound travel lanes have been reduced to one lane in each direction and shifted to the northside of the roadway. This traffic pattern will be in effect for approximately five weeks to allow the contractor to repair the south section of the bridge over the C-100 Canal.


Starting Friday, August 4 through Friday, August 11, there will be alternating single lane closures on Coral Reef Drive/SW 152 Street from US-1 to Florida’s Turnpike between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. to allow the contractor to reconstruct sections of sidewalks and pedestrian ramps.


For more information, please call FDOT’s Public Information Office at 305-470-5349 or Construction Public Information Specialist Oscar Gonzalez at 786-280-0983 or go to the website at


Drivers are encouraged to call 511 before they travel or log on to to get real-time traffic and lane closure information. FDOT would like to remind drivers that wearing a safety belt is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes. Please drive cautiously in construction zones.

Commissioner Levine Cava Invites You to Discuss the SW 87th Ave. Bridge Project and More!
County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava invites all Palmetto Bay residents to join a community discussion related to proposed changes to SW 87th Avenue, including a potential bridge connection.

During the meeting, additional data concerning the bridge project will be presented and residents will also learn about future planned improvements to the historic Old Cutler Road.  In addition, information will be provided explaining the county's new signal management along the US1 highway and the Transit Way.

Join the Commissioner on Tuesday, August 29th starting at 6:30 pm at the Palmetto Golf Course Meeting Room, 9300 SW 152nd Street. 


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