WEEK OF 12/16/16

Speed Tables:  Installation of permanent speed tables has been completed for the following areas: 
  • SW 83 Avenue between SW 180 and SW 184 Street
  • SW 87 Court between SW 168 and SW 174 Street
  • SW 157 Terrace between SW 75 Avenue and Old Cutler Road 
Roadwork to install the permanent speed tables on SW 176 Street between SW 78 Avenue and 80 Court will begin this week and work for SW 162 Street between 74 and SW 77 Avenues is scheduled to begin next week. Both projects are expected to be completed before Christmas.  Please use caution when driving around these areas as there may be temporary street closures and traffic delays as a result of the project.     

Speed tables serve as a deterrent to speeding vehicles.  Tables raise the pavement about 4" and affect the travel speed between the tables on a road.  Speed tables can only be used on streets that are local and residential in character.  Read more about traffic reduction options in this presentation.

Traffic Calming Plan: Palmetto Bay recently hired Marlin Engineering, a traffic engineering firm to recommend options as part of a comprehensive traffic plan.  Part of the project includes public meetings with the residents from all 3 districts to gather feedback from the community and discuss available options.  This  Tuesday, December 20, residents from District 1 (SW 136 Street south to SW 152 Street, including all of Royal Harbor Yacht Club and Paradise Point) are invited to participate in the final of a 3 public meeting series with Palmetto Bay residents.  The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers at Village Hall located at 9705 E. Hibiscus Street, from 7-9 pm. See the engineer's presentation in advance here and don't forget to participate in this short survey to share your traffic concerns.        

Additionally, as of Monday, December 12, Marlin Engineering removed all traffic counters that were previously installed throughout District 1.  New traffic counters have now been installed at various locations in District 2 as part of the first phase of installation to be removed next week.  Phase 2 counters will be installed the week of January 9, after the holiday season and will be removed the week of January 23.

New Pedestrian Signal is Now OperationalMiami-Dade County crews have completed the installation of pedestrian countdown signals at the intersection of SW 176 Street and Old Cutler Road.  Information concerning the new signal was first reported on our previous edition of Traffic Calming Update. Thank you Councilwoman Cunningham for working together with the county to get this accomplished.  See project photos.

Palmer Trinity School Project Roadwork Completed: We are happy to report that the roadwork on SW 184th Street and Old Cutler Road (as part of the Palmer Trinity School Improvement Project) has been completed and the southbound lane on Old Cutler is currently open. There is still some remaining equipment that will be removed from the site momentarily and replacement sod will also be soon installed.