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BROWARD COUNTY TRAFFIC IMPACT REPORT
July 15-22, 2011
FORT LAUDERDALE – Construction and maintenance work will require lane closures at various locations throughout Broward County the week of July 15-22, 2011, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) officials report.
1. SR 7 (US 441) FROM ATLANTIC BOULEVARD TO SAMPLE ROAD IN MARGATE
TRAFFIC IMPACT: Daytime: Periodic lane closures northbound and southbound (not concurrently) along the inside lane(s) for a length of 1000ft Tuesday thru Friday, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. between Cypress Canal (South of Atlantic Blvd) to 31st Street along SR 7.
Nighttime: Paving side streets and turn lanes on southbound SR 7 starting at the south end of the project (north of Atlantic Blvd) and proceeding north, between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday night, July 17, thru Thursday night July 21.
DESCRIPTION: SR 7 (US 441) is under construction from north of Atlantic Boulevard to south of Sample Road. Work in this three-mile-long section will include repaving, sidewalk construction, drainage, landscaping and new traffic signals. (Average Daily Traffic – 43,500)
COST/COMPLETION: The construction contract is $4.5 million. Completion is summer 2011.
2. I-75 INTERCHANGE BRIDGES
TRAFFIC IMPACT: No lane closures are planned with this project.
DESCRIPTION: Tendon grouting and repairs to be performed to 12 bridges.
COST/COMPLETION: $1.7 million. Completion is expected in November 2012.
3. DIXIE HIGHWAY FLYOVER AT THE BROWARD/PALM BEACH COUNTY LINE
TRAFFIC IMPACT: Outside westbound lane on Hillsboro Boulevard will be closed between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily through Sunday, July 24th from SE 1stTerrace to NW 1st Avenue.
Also, Dixie Highway will be closed from NE 2nd Street to SW 18th Street from Monday July 18, through Friday July 22, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Detour signs will be posted.
DESCRIPTION: Dixie Highway is under construction from Hillsboro Boulevard in Deerfield Beach over the FEC railroad tracks and the Hillsboro Canal to S.W. 18th Street in Boca Raton. A four-lane overpass (flyover) will be built with bicycle lanes and sidewalks on both sides above the railroad tracks, canal, N.E. Second Street, N. River Avenue and N.E. Second Avenue. A pedestrian bridge will be built over the canal east of the overpass. Drainage and landscaping will be added. (Hillsboro Daily Traffic – 35,400)
COST/COMPLETION: The construction contract is $39.5 million. Completion is summer 2012.
4. I-75/ ALLIGATOR BETWEEN MILE MARKER 25 NEAR THE BROWARD COUNTY TOLL PLAZA AND MILE MARKER 100 NEAR THE COLLIER COUNTY TOLL PLAZA
TRAFFIC IMPACT: All lanes of I-75 are open through Friday, July 22. Motorists should be alert for slow moving vehicles leaving or entering the travel lanes throughout the project limits.
DESCRIPTION: This project includes installation of nine new overhead dynamic message sign (DMS) boards, modification of five existing DMS boards to upgrade the communication technology, installation of six new Road Weather Information System stations, installation of 14 new vehicle and speed detector sites and installation of three additional closed circuit traffic monitoring cameras. This equipment will provide real time traffic and weather condition to FDOT’s Traffic Management Centers (TMC) in Fort Lauderdale and Fort Myers. Also, Traffic Operators at both TMCs will be able to post traffic warning messages on any of these DMS boards.
COST/COMPLETION: $4.3 million. Completion is expected in August 2011.
5. FLAMINGO ROAD FROM PINES BOULEVARD TO GRIFFIN ROAD IN THE COOPER CITY-SOUTHWEST RANCHES-PEMBROKE PINES AREA
TRAFFIC IMPACT: Intermittent northbound and southbound lane closures on Flamingo Road from Pines Boulevard to Orange Drive, Monday through Friday (July 18th to 22nd) from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: The existing pavement will be removed and replaced with new asphalt, sidewalks will be added on the west side of Flamingo, landscaping and irrigation will be added to the medians, traffic signals and signs will be upgraded.
COST/COMPLETION: Construction contract is $3.4 million. Completion is expected in early 2012.
6. I-75 FROM THE MIAMI-DADE/BROWARD COUNTY LINE TO THE MIRAMAR PARKWAY INTERCHANGE IN MIRAMAR
TRAFFIC IMPACT: No anticipated lane closures for the week of Monday, July 18 through Friday, July 22.
Beginning Sunday July 24, outside shoulder of I-75 at the northbound exit ramp to eastbound Miramar Parkway will be closed between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. On Monday July 25, through Thursday July 28, traffic will be shifted to the inside shoulder on southbound I-75 mainline between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
DESCRIPTION: Improvements in this project include new auxiliary lanes on I-75 between the entrance ramps at Miramar Parkway and the Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike interchanges, dual left-turn lanes and widening of eastbound Miramar Parkway to northbound I-75 entrance ramp, reconstruction and installation of traffic signals at the southbound I-75 exit ramp to westbound Miramar Parkway, repaving Miramar Parkway between SW 148th Ave and Dykes Road, addition of designated bike lanes and construction of sidewalks on both sides of Miramar Parkway between SW 148th Ave and Dykes Road, and construction of noise walls along with both sides of I-75 in the project limits.
COST/COMPLETION: $12.1 million. Completion expected mid-2012.
7. VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN OAKLAND PARK, WILTON MANORS AND POMPANO BEACH
TRAFFIC IMPACT: One lane will be closed Monday, July 18, through Friday, July 22, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at these locations: Northbound Dixie Highway and 45’ south of SW 8 Street; Westbound Atlantic Boulevard and 150’ west of NE 11 Avenue; Westbound Atlantic Boulevard and 50’ west of NE 13 Avenue; Westbound NE 33 Street and 350’ west of US-1; Northbound US-1 and Copans Road; Westbound E. Copans Road and 50’ west of NE 1st Avenue.
DESCRIPTION: New bus shelters and concrete bases are being installed at 73 locations throughout Broward County. The project includes installing new sidewalk and curb in the vicinity of each shelter, installing ADA compliant curb ramps at crosswalks, bus stop signs, benches and trash cans.
COST/COMPLETION: $ 2.47 million. Completion is expected in fall 2011.
8. UNIVERSITY DRIVE FROM GRIFFIN ROAD TO SW 30th STREET IN DAVIE
TRAFFIC IMPACT: Intermittent northbound and southbound single lane closures on University Drive from SW 30th Street to Orange Drive, Monday through Friday (July 18th to 22nd) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: Improvements to be made on this section of University Drive include grinding off the existing pavement and placing new asphalt in the project limits, landscaping improvements, sidewalk and driveway ramps, pedestrian signal improvements, new highway signs and pavement markings.
COST/COMPLETION: $2.7 million. Completion is expected in fall 2011.
9. SAMPLE ROAD FROM NW 54th AVENUE TO TRADEWINDS PARK ROAD WEST OF FLORIDA’S TURNPIKE IN COCONUT CREEK
TRAFFIC IMPACT: One lane in each direction will be closed Monday, July 18, through Friday, July 22, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.
DESCRIPTION: The existing pavement will be removed and new asphalt placed throughout the project limits. Other improvements include pavement shoulders will be widened, bike lanes will be added, sidewalk ramps will be modified, left-turn improvements will be made at NW 54th Avenue, mast arm traffic signals will be installed, bus stop improvements will be made.
COST/COMPLETION: $ 2.8 million. Construction is expected to be complete early 2012.
10. PINES BOULEVARD BETWEEN SW 196TH AVENUE AND SW 208TH AVENUE
TRAFFIC IMPACT: One lane will be closed in each direction on Pines Blvd, between SW/NW 196th Ave and US-27 from Monday, July 18 through Friday, July 22 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: The improvements under this contract consist of milling and resurfacing, widening, earthwork and drainage modifications in Broward County.
COST/COMPLETION: $1.7 million. Completion is expected in December 2011.
11. SR 816/ OAKLAND PARK BOULEVARD FROM ROCK ISLAND ROAD TO UNIVERSITY DRIVE AND SR 845/POWERLINE ROAD AT MARTIN LUTHER KING BOULEVARD TO COPANS ROAD
TRAFFIC IMPACT: SR 845 (Powerline Road) at Oakland Park Boulevard and Martin Luther King Boulevard will be closed to all traffic overnight Wednesday July 20, between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Thursday for installation of traffic signal mast arms. Florida Highway Patrol will direct traffic during this closure.
DESCRIPTION: Improvements planned are repainting of existing mast arm structures along Oakland Park Boulevard from Rock Island Road to University Drive and Powerline Road at Martin Luther King Boulevard to Copans Road. Nine traffic signal mast arms will be replaced along Oakland Park Boulevard as well as one upright at Martin Luther King and Powerline Road.
COST/COMPLETION: $850,000. Construction is expected to be completed by July 2011.
12. STATE ROAD 816/OAKLAND PARK BOULEVARD BETWEEN DIXIE HIGHWAY AND US 1
TRAFFIC IMPACT: One lane closed in each direction Monday through Friday (July 18 to July 22) between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: Improvements planned are removal of existing high mast lighting system and installing new standard aluminum roadway light poles.
COST/COMPLETION: The construction contract is $571,561. Completion is expected in Fall 2011.
13. US 1 (STATE ROAD 5) FROM SE 17th STREET to BROWARD BOULEVARD
TRAFFIC IMPACT: Single outside or inside lane or northbound and southbound US 1 will be closed around the clock Monday, July 18, through Friday, July 22. Two inside or outside lanes will be closed northbound and southbound overnight Monday night, July 18 through Friday morning, July 22, between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
DESCRIPTION: Improvements included in this project consist of rehabilitating a portion of the Henry Kinney Tunnel on US 1, the bridge south of that, milling and resurfacing along US1 South of Broward Blvd to 17th Street, also curb and landscaping.
COST/COMPLETION: $2.6 million. Completion is expected in Summer 2012.
14. STATE ROAD 820/HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD FROM STATE ROAD 7/US 441 TO 44th AVENUE IN HOLLYWOOD
TRAFFIC IMPACT: Two eastbound lanes will be closed between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. weekdays beginning weekdays.
DESCRIPTION: Major drainage and roadway improvements being made include: Removing the old asphalt and repaving Hollywood Boulevard throughout the project limits, installation of a new drainage system, shoulder widening for bike lanes in each direction, adding a raised median with curb, new decorative highway lighting system, sidewalk improvements and adding ADA ramps at intersections and driveways, adding pedestrian countdown times at crosswalks, adding new video detection at traffic signals, planting landscaping in the new median and along both sides of the road.
COST/COMPLETION: $5.8 million construction contract. Completion is expected late 2013.
15. SR-5/US-1 FROM YOUNG CIRCLE TO SHERIDAN STREET
TRAFFIC IMPACT: No anticipated closures for the week of Monday July 18 through Friday July 22.
DESCRIPTION: This project includes installation of new highway lighting, installing raised medians, landscaping in the median and additional signs through the project corridor.
COST/COMPLETION: $1.1 million. Completion is expected spring 2012.
16. ELLER DRIVE EAST OF I-595/US 1 INTERCHANGE at PORT EVERGLADES
TRAFFIC IMPACT: Moving of utilities out of the construction path is underway. Motorists should be alert for periodic lane closures on Eller Drive east of the I-595/US 1 interchange and on ramps between Eller Drive and I-595 or Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.
Also, the left lane of eastbound I-595 into Port Everglades and the left lane on Eller Drive to westbound I-595 out of the Port will be closed overnight Tuesday, July 19, and Wednesday, July 20, between 7 p. m. and 5 a.m. each night.
DESCRIPTION: A new overpass is being built over Eller Drive and the Port Everglades Railroad. The project includes reconstruction of several ramps in the I-595/US 1/Eller Drive interchange, reconstruction of the Eller Drive intersections at NE 7th Avenue, NE 14th Avenue and McIntosh Road, installation of new railroad tracks and crossing signals, drainage retention ponds, moving utilities out of the construction path, concrete pavement roadway construction, highway lighting system, landscaping and irrigation.
COST/COMPLETION: $42.5 million. Completion is expected late 2013.
17. SR 84 OVER NEW RIVER CANAL:
TRAFFIC IMPACT: Right lane closed in all directions on Friday, July 22, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge cleaning
18. I-595 EASTBOUND UNDER US-1:
TRAFFIC IMPACT: Various lane closures as needed on Sunday, July 24, between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
19. I-95 at I-595
TRAFFIC IMPACT: Two lanes will be closed on southbound I-95 at the I-595 exit ramp overnight Tuesday, July 19, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge joint repairs
20. I-75 at PINES BOULEVARD
TRAFFIC IMPACTS: One lane will be closed on southbound I-75 to eastbound Pines Boulevard Tuesday, July 19, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
One lane will be closed on southbound I-75 to westbound Pines Boulevard Wednesday, July 20, between, 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
One lane will be closed Thursday, July 21 on northbound I-75 to eastbound Pines Boulevard between 9 a.m. and noon and to westbound Pines Boulevard between noon and 3 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: Routine maintenance work.