FYI, here is some information on an issue that Transit Miami has covered in the past.

The contract for the widening of SW 157th Ave. from SW 184 St. to SW 152 St., an unneeded development on the Urban Development Boundary, is surely going to be approved at the meetings July 17 of the CITT Project and Financial Review Committee (4 p.m. 10th Floor CITT Conference Room, 111 NW 1 Street) and of the full CITT (6 p.m., Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners’ Chambers).

Tomorrow, in the citizens’ comment time of the Project and Financial Review Committee, I intend to raise questions related to the Urban Development Boundary and environmental issues.

Once again the supporting documents for this contract make no mention that the entire road segment in question is bordered on its western side by the UDB and agricultural land.

However, while the current road is within the UDB, a portion of the expanded road will be outside to the west of the current UDB.  Does all this intended construction outside the UDB require special legal approval to move the UDB westward or to permit this intrusion within the area projected by the UDB?

Are there any plans to mitigate the environmental impact of the construction and of the completed widened road?

And a third question: If the contractor needs new hiring, will the contractor be complying with the Miami-Dade First Source Ordinance requiring receipt and consideration of qualified applications provided by South Florida Workforce?

 

Sincerely,

Theodore Wilde, former CITT member

 

2 Responses to Widening SW 157th Ave. on the UDB

  1. TransitDave says:

    Left unasked is why CITT funds are being used at all for this road project, miles and miles away from where Transit projects promised by the PTP remain unfinished.

    Of course, we all know the answer, that the PTP initiative of 2002 was a bait and switch, and that the CITT’s job is to rubber-stamp the expenditures from what has essentially become a slush fund for the pet projects of the MD County Commission………

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  2. Marta Viciedo says:

    What are the possibilities for a citizen driven lawsuit brought up against CITT?

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