[Public Notice with particular import to residents of MiMo, Upper Eastside, Edgewater, Midtown, Omni areas] FDOT to Host Public Meeting for Roadway Project State Road (SR) 5/Biscayne Boulevard Miami — The Florida Department of Transportation District Six (FDOT) will hold a public information meeting for a roadway project along SR 5/Biscayne Boulevard from NE 13 Street to NE 78 Street.

The public information meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Unity on the Bay, 411 NE 21 Street, Miami, FL 33137. Attendees may arrive at any time from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Graphic displays of the project will be shown and FDOT staff will be on hand to discuss the project and answer questions after the presentation.

The proposed work for this project includes:

  • Installing five new mid-block pedestrian crossings at:
  1. NE 16 Street
  2. Between NE 23 Street and NE 24 Street
  3. Between NE 30 Street to NE 31 Street
  4. NE 32 Street
  5. NE 74 Street
  • Installing pedestrian signals at the existing signals of NE 15 Street and NE 17 Street
  • Installing a pedestrian crossing at the intersection of NE 54 Street
  • Installing a raised landscaping median at various locations which include:
  1.  NE 59 Street
  2.  NE 66 Street
  3.  NE 67 Street
  4.  NE 70 Street
  • Upgrading pedestrian curb ramps and signals to current standards at various locations Construction is expected to begin in June 2015 and last about four months.

The estimated construction cost of the project is $780,000.  Please contact Public Information Specialist Sandra Bello if you have any questions about this project at (305) 470-5349 or email at sandra.bello@dot.state.fl.us.

FDOT encourages public participation without regard to race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, disability or family status. Persons who need special assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or who need translation services (free of charge) should contact, Brian Rick at (305) 470-5349 or in writing at FDOT, 1000 NW 111 Avenue, Miami, FL 33172 or by email at: brian.rick@dot.state.fl.us at least seven days prior to the public meeting. www.dot.state.fl.us

Consistent, Predictable, Repeatable

www.dot.state.fl.us February 4, 2014 Maribel Lena, (305) 470-5349; maribel.lena@dot.state.fl.us

 

3 Responses to FDOT wants your opinion on proposed pedestrian-focused changes to Biscayne Boulevard

  1. YesPlease says:

    Definitely need medians! Seeing pedestrians standing in the middle of Biscayne as cars zip by on each side of them is frightening.

    Next up, on street parking!

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  2. Wallace Bray says:

    One thing that need to be addressed now is raising the tree canopy. Removing the bottom limbs and thinning the canopy so that drivers have full site of the blinking yellow lights at these mid-block pedestrian crossings. In fact I think this project is about five years old now so all the oaks on the Boulevard need raising and thinning to encourage growth in the upper portion of the trees. One more thing, a tree in front of the McDonald’s at 82nd Street is missing exposing an ugly litigious hole for someone to trip over. It has been this way for at least nine months.

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  3. Malcolm Moyse says:

    1.make both biscayne and n federal hwy one avenues from ne 12th to 54th streets.
    2. Both should have traffic lights at every intersection with red light camaras to catch drivers who do not yield to pedestrians. A
    3.all intersections should have nyc crosswalks.
    4.Both avenues should have 12 ft green bike lanes and 12 ft dedicated bus only lanes.
    5.both avenues should have on street parking and 35mph speed limit.
    6.biscayne should be north and n federal south.

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