WEEK OF 2/10/17

Palmer Trinity School New Entrance to Open on Monday...the much awaited new school entrance on SW 184th Street will be open on Monday, February 13th.  The additional entrance will significantly alleviate traffic conditions in the area.  In fact, a decrease of 60% of school-generated traffic is expected for the internal streets by shifting some of the traffic to 184th Street. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the new entrance site this morning.  For more information, please contact Palmer Trinity School.

Speed Table Update: Installation of permanent speed tables on 94 Avenue between 176 Street & 178 Terrace and 148 Street between 74 Avenue & Old Cutler Road are still underway and are expected to be completed by next week. Temporary street closures and delays are expected. Please use caution when driving in this area.

Safe Routes to School Improvements Town Workshop: On Wednesday, February 8, the Village of Palmetto Bay together with design engineer, R.J. Behar hosted a town workshop to discuss the details of the Coral Reef Elementary and Perrine Elementary Safe Routes to School (SRTS) improvements project designed to advance safe walking and bicycling to and from schools. The presentation can be viewed here.

Additional proposed improvements include the installation of a median at the intersection of SW 148 Drive and 82 Avenue, where the all-way stop was removed by Miami-Dade County in 2016, complete with crosswalks and beacon lights to improve pedestrian traffic. A duplicate of this median is also proposed for the intersection of SW 168 Street and 92 Avenue.

SMART Plan Update: In case you missed it, here is the SMART Plan Report presented to the Board of Miami-Dade County Commissioners by the Department of Transportation and Public Works Director, Alice Bravo on Thursday, February 9.