It seems like things are getting worse, not better, for those of us that live and work around Brickell.  The traffic lights on Brickell Avenue and SE 14th Street were broken yet again today. Yesterday morning Public Service Aides were at this intersection directing traffic during morning rush hour, but today they were no where to be seen. Needless to say, traffic was a disaster.  This seems to be a reoccurring problem since these very same traffic lights were broken on Friday as well and have yet to be fixed properly. For some reason the only time these traffic lights don’t work is during morning rush hour.

The problem with these traffic lights is that they remain green and never turn red for those traveling on Brickell Avenue.  This forces the cars on SE 14th Street to run a red light when they deem appropriate, since it never turns green for them. Screwed are the pedestrians that get caught in the middle trying to sprint across the street to make it to the other side of the street safely.

Notice the cars on SE 14th Street running the red light

Notice the cars on SE 14th Street running the red light

This traffic light on Brickell remains green and doesn't change to red

This traffic light on Brickell remains green and doesn't turn red

Also worth mentioning is that there were electrical contractors working on this intersection last week.

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5 Responses to Traffic Light Problems Continue to Plague Brickell

  1. Robert Williams says:

    This problem will be investigated and resolved by Miami-Dade Public Works staff Wednesday morning, 12/9/9.

    For any further assistance regarding traffic signal operations in Miami-Dade County, I recommend an immediate call or email to the Public Works Traffic Control Center so that prompt attention can be given to it (ts&s@miamidade.gov or 305.592.8925).

    Robert Williams, P.E., PTOE
    Chief of Traffic Signals and Signs Div.

  2. Tony Garcia says:

    Thanks for your response, Robert. We appreciate you reaching out to us.

  3. Felipe Azenha says:

    Thank you Mr. Williams. Please let us know if you have any questions. We would be happy to work with you.

  4. TransitDave says:

    Also worth mentioning is that the Brickell Metromover stop is at this interesection, so it has much more than it’s share of pedestrians crossing Brickell…….AS another who lives in this neighborhood, I try to show pedestrians the same courtesy I expect when walking…unfortunately, most of the traffic is from people who don’t live in the neighborhood…..But, things are improving slowly as more sidewalk traffic becomes a regular feature…….

  5. Liza Walton, says:

    Glad to see Miami Dade Signals is on the case! Keep me posted if I can be of help with City of Miami.

    Liza Gallardo Walton
    Adminstrator, City of Miami Coral Way NET

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