WEEK OF 5/19/17

Telephonic Town Hall: We would like to thank the over 1,000 residents who participated in our Telephonic Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, May 16th to primarily discuss the county’s bridge proposal for SW 87th Avenue along other traffic-related issues. Due to the volume of calls and time restraints, we were not able to answer every question from our callers, but the questions were recorded by our moderators and responses will be provided in the near future by the Village on our new website. The item will be posted under “News Flash” and a link will also be included on our social media pages. If you weren't able to dial in during the Town Hall, click here to download the meeting’s audio and hear the information that was presented. Click here to view results of our polling questions where 63% of callers believe that the bridging of 87th Avenue would NOT reduce traffic congestion on that road.

We appreciate the participation of Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, representing District 8 and Frank Guyamier, Deputy Director of the Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works. We would also like to thank our own Councilmember Karyn Cunningham for her support of the Telephonic Town Hall.

Proposed Bridging on SW 87 Ave.: Earlier this week, the Village sent out a press release announcing that through the collaborative efforts of the Cutler Bay and Palmetto Bay Village Councils, led by Mayor Flinn, Mayor Bell, and District 8 Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, the proposed bridging of SW 87 Avenue from SW 164 Street to SW 163 Terrace has been postponed until sufficient community input has been gathered and public meetings are held. We will provide further information about these upcoming public meetings as the information becomes available.

Traffic Calming Updates: Miami-Dade County informed us of their approval to start the construction of the traffic circle at the intersection of SW 82 Avenue and SW 168 Street. Construction is expected to begin within the next two months and the county has therefore requested that the Village remove the "no right-turn signs" along the northbound lane of SW 87 Avenue. Removal of the signs is scheduled for June 9, the day following the last day of school.

Additionally, the county's traffic  pilot project on Old Cutler Road and SW 136 Street has been completed and the County has determined that the left turn lane will remain permanently closed. Palmetto Bay has requested that the pilot project on Old Cutler Road and SW 156 Street remain permanent, which has reduced the cut-through traffic on residential roads in this area.

Village's Roadway Resurfacing Project: This week, contractors will be in the area of SW 156th Street and US-1 working eastward towards SW 90th Avenue and then south to SW 160th Street. Click here to see a map of all the areas to be worked on. Please contact Public Services at 305-969-5011 with any questions regarding this project. 

FDOT Project: FDOT is scheduled to begin a roadway construction project the week of May 22, 2017 along State Road (SR) 992/SW 152 Street/Coral Reef Drive from SR 821/HEFT/Florida’s Turnpike  to SR 5/US 1/South Dixie Highway. Daytime lane closures can be expected from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Entrances to properties will be kept open and detours will be used while the contractor performs work at intersections and side streets. For more information on the project, please click here.