Upcoming Traffic Calming Alternatives: Earlier today, Village administration and Mayor Eugene Flinn met with the Village's traffic engineering firm, Marlin Engineering, to review and discuss the Village-wide Traffic Calming and Redirection Plan. We are working hard to get the plan beyond the preliminary stage and approved by Miami-Dade County so that the plan can be presented to the Village Council and to the residents in the near future.
At the request of Councilmember Karyn Cunningham, Village Manager Edward Silva made a house call to the residents of the Old Cutler South neighborhood to discuss potential traffic calming alternatives for the area.
At the June 5 Council Meeting, the Palmetto Bay Village Council adopted a resolution awarding H & J Asphalt, Inc. the installation of 4 ft. wide bike lanes on both sides on SW 82 Avenue from SW 160 Street to SW 168 Street. The proposed bike lane project was recommended to be implemented during this fiscal year to coincide with the resurfacing improvements planned along the same segment of 82 Avenue and to improve connectivity to the new bike lanes designed for construction under the scope of the traffic circle at the intersection of SW 82 Avenue & SW 168 Street.
In our previous Traffic Calming Update for the week of June 2, we also mentioned that a resolution allowing the Village to proceed with an agreement with Marlin Engineering, Inc., for planning, design and permitting services for the construction of a turbo lane at the intersection of SW 176th Street and Old Cutler Road would be up for discussion at the June 5 Council Meeting. This item was deferred to the July 3 Regular Council Meeting.
Due to the heavy traffic delays during the AM peak hours at the signalized intersection of SW 176th St and Old Cutler Road, the Village believes that the turbo lane would keep the northbound traffic in continuous motion through this intersection, which we believe would also reduce the impact to the neighboring streets.
FDOT Project: East and west traffic at the intersection of SW 152nd St and US-1 has been reduced to one lane just west of Jackson South due to the FDOT bridge reconstruction project. The signs and pavement markings for westbound traffic at the intersection of SW 152nd St and US-1 have been modified to reduce traffic heading westbound at this intersection. This a temporary modification in traffic flow. Once the project is complete, the intersection of US-1 and 152nd Street will be as detailed in the photo below.
Friday, June 9 through Friday, June 23 – 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.
Tuesday, June 13 through Friday, June 16 – The southbound US-1 right turn lane to westbound Coral Reef Drive/SW 152 Street will be closed between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to allow the contractor to install a foundation for a new signal mast arm.
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Drivers are encouraged to call 511 before they travel or log on to
www.fl511.com to get real-time traffic and lane closure information.
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