WEEK OF 1/6/17

Speed Tables: Permanent speed tables will be installed on SW 93 Avenue between SW 174 Street & 168 Street and SW 92 Avenue between SW 174 Street & 168 Street. Installation is expected to be completed by early next week. Temporary street closures and delays are expected. Please use caution when driving in this area.

Traffic Calming Plan: Palmetto Bay Village Council & Administration continues to work diligently alongside the Village‚Äôs traffic engineer, Marlin Engineering, to complete the Village-wide Comprehensive Traffic & Redirection Plan. Marlin Engineering is currently reviewing staff findings and using the data collected during the public traffic meetings to work with Miami-Dade County to come up with future traffic calming solutions. Some updates we have to provide are:
  • Potential for traffic circles at SW 77 Avenue and 82 Avenue
  • County has indicated they are not in favor of chicanes and would prefer other alternatives implemented along SW 176 Street
  • A follow-up meeting with the County has been scheduled to discuss/consider special curbing to prevent left turns SW 77 Avenue and 74 Court
  • Construction of a thin median strip between SW 78th and 79th Avenues along with a slight widening and restriping to create designated left and right-turn lanes at Old Cutler and SW 176th Street has been finalized. The Village is currently awaiting County commitment as Old Cutler Road is their road. There is also discussion for a potential turbo-lane intersection for this intersection as the recommendation of the County.
  • We are awaiting the initial assessment from Marlin Engineering to determine whether we can reprogram the traffic light at SW 176 Street and Old Cutler Road for hours between 7:15 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. to provide more time for eastbound traffic.       
  • The Village has requested that an additional officer be placed at SW 176th Street from 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Palmer Trinity School has indicated that they wish to wait until the new entrance is completed to re-evaluate.
  • Miami-Dade County has indicated they are not willing to curtail mobility in the Village when it was proposed to install no-left-turn signs on school days (7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m./and maybe even school afternoons) along SW 176 Street at 78 Avenue, 77 Avenue and 74 court.

Towing Complaints: In response to several complaints in regards to towing within the Village, our Mayor and Village Council are actively looking into implementing a Citizen's Bill of Rights against Village-wide predatory tow truck practices. We will continue to provide additional information as it becomes available.