US-1 Enhancements Underway in Palmetto Bay

FDOT Project Impacting Traffic Flow Thru 2013

Project Overview

Significant enhancements (see weekly updates below) are planned into mid-2013 on a major stretch of the US-1 corridor through Palmetto Bay. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is conducting this $3.7 million construction work from SW 136 St. to SW 168 St. Regular updates published by FDOT appear in the box below.

Work included:

  • Replacing sections of sidewalk, curb and gutter, concrete driveways and pedestrian ramps;
  • Installing new pedestrian signals at intersections;
  • Replacing sections of guardrail;
  • Performing safety modifications to the bridge over the C-100 Canal;
  • Installing several underground drainage structures;
  • Providing a wider outside lane to accommodate bicycles; and
  • Repaving and restriping the roadway Updating the signage.
  • A similar project is taking place along US-1 in the Village Pinecrest, to our north, between SW 136 St. and SW 102 St.

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FDOT-District Six Construction Update

PALMETTO BAY, FL, July 26, 2013 -- According to a current FDOT advisory re the US-1 improvement project in South Dade, please note these ongoing construction activities:

  • One lane may be closed at times along US 1 from SW 168 Street to SW 136 Street while the contractor performs signalization work. The closure will be from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., Sundays through Thursdays. At least one travel lane will remain open at all times.
  • One lane may be closed at times along US 1 from SW 136 Street to SW 102 Street while the contractor works on landscaping throughout the project area. . The closures will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. At least two travel lanes will remain open at all times.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SCHEDULE MAY CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER OR OTHER UNFORSEEN CONDITIONS.

Additional information is available on the project pages of the department's website. You may also contact Construction Public Information Specialist Ivette Ruiz-Paz at 305-640-7462 or email her at Ivette.Ruiz-Paz@dot.state.fl.us. Drivers are encouraged to call 511 before they drive, or log onto www.fl511.com to get real-time traffic and lane closure information.

Follow on Twitter @MyFDOT_Miami

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General Information

To safely complete work along both the Palmetto Bay and Pinecrest segments, it will be necessary to close travel lanes at times. Please note that this schedule may change due to bad weather or other unexpected conditions. Review this FDOT Fact Sheet/Map and  Current Projects information listed of the FDOT website.

Additional project information is available on the project page of the FDOT's website. You may also contact Construction Public Information Specialist Heather Leslie at 305-640-7462 or via e-mail. Drivers are encouraged to call 511 before they drive, or log onto www.fl511.com to get real-time traffic and lane closure information. Also, follow FDOT on Twitter @MyFDOT_Miami.

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Free Traffic Alert System

Commuters who often travel along the US-1 corridor through Palmetto Bay should consider enrolling in this unique traffic-alert service called "My Florida 511." It is a free, personalized service from the FDOT that sends periodic reports about US-1 traffic issues and/or other routes you frequently use -- so you know what the specific traffic conditions are before you head out.

By registering for My Florida 511 personalized services, you will:

  • Create a personalized services profile to add an unlimited number of custom routes
  • Hear travel information along those routes first when you dial 511 from a registered cell or landline phone
  • Receive phone, text, or e-mail alerts about incidents along your routes

This sample e-mail report was a follow-up to earlier reports during the day warning of lane closures. Now that the coast is clear, they send a report.

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US-1 Construction through Pinecrest

The Florida Department of Transportation (FOOT) also recently announced construction of a roadway project starting Aug. 13 along So. Dixie Highway from SW 136 St. to SW 102 St., within the Village of Pinecrest. This project, outlined in a Village letter from the District Secretary and attached FDOT Fact Sheets, will cost an estimated $3,491,764 and last about nine months. To complete this work safely, it will be necessary to close travel lanes at times. Tasks will be done in stages and flagmen will be used as needed to help direct traffic. FDOT will make sure that traffic continues to flow safely through the work zone.

As part of FDOT's commitment to inform the public about such projects, the department has placed information about lane closures and project details on the FDOT website.

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