Franjo Road Redevelopment
The Village plans to transform Franjo Road, downtown’s future Main Street, into a pedestrian-friendly street in an effort to significantly improve the area’s physical conditions through infrastructure improvements. The project is exemplary of a pedestrian-oriented development, known to bring foot traffic to the area, which is vital to the survival of small, local businesses. New lateral roads will create a better street grid to enhance connectivity within the area and provide street frontage to a larger number of businesses, thereby increasing their visibility and access. With this project, Palmetto Bay expects to experience significant growth in its downtown corridor as the Village seeks to create an environment that will attract investment to its downtown area and serve as a catalyst for the redevelopment of what is now a cluster of underutilized and neglected public streets and private properties.
Project Update: 6/04/2019
- The first section of Franjo Road was opened to traffic yesterday.
- They are finalizing construction in this area (i.e. sidewalks, landscaping and lighting)
- There may be some occasional half closures (one bound at a time, either northbound or southbound Franjo) during off peak hours as they complete the construction.
- The infrastructure, namely conduits, etc., for FPL & AT&T undergrounding of overhead lines have been installed.
- Proposed lighting conduits are in and most if not all, the light pole bases have been installed.
- Roadway reconstruction of subgrade, base and 1st lift of asphalt has been completed.
Generally from the right of way of US-1/ S. Dixie Highway to SW 184TH Street. Downtown Palmetto Bay lies on the eastern border of the Village, and it is encompassed by US-1to the West and approximately SW 94th Avenue to the East, with Richmond Drive to the North and Eureka Drive to the South.
Includes the reconstruction of approximately 2,850 linear feet on Franjo Road from SW 184th Street to the right of way of US-1 and construction of (3) new streets SW 178th Street, SW 179th Street and 95th Avenue (Park Drive) and renovation of the existing SW 180th to include a new bike lane and on-street parking. Additional roadway improvements on Franjo Road include; new traffic circle or roundabout, new bike lanes, new turn lanes, paver on street parallel parking, and pedestrian circle, ADA-compliant curb ramps, decorative paver patterns, repairs to damaged driveway aprons, new striping and paver crosswalks with Palmetto Bay logo inset, new LED street lights, new street signage, new entryway signage, landscaped medians, clock tower, information kiosk, and street furnishings.
Modification of Traffic NoticeUpcoming Franjo Road Detour: In an ongoing redevelopment project, Franjo Road will be closed from SW 184 St to SW 180 St (local traffic only) beginning February 5th. Detour route through SW 180th St - 94th Ave - SW 184th St. See notice, map below:
MOT: Beginning February 5, 2019 below.