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Posted on: October 22, 2018

Traffic at 174th St. & 87th Ave Addressed


The Village of Palmetto Bay has contacted Miami Dade County to seek traffic calming at the intersection of 174th Street and 87th Avenue.  As documented by the memo sent by Palmetto Bay Public Services Director Dio Torres to Miami Dade County,  it is extremely difficult for cars on 174th St to cross 84th Ave., or to merge into traffic during peak hours.  The county has agreed to conduct an analysis on the area.


LETTER FROM DIO TORRES, PALMETTO BAY DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS TO MIAMI DADE COUNTY:

October 1, 2018

Miami-Dade DTPW

111 NW 1st Avenue,  Suite 1510

Miami, FL 33128


Re: Traffic Concerns at SW 174 Street and SW 87 Avenue


We would like to share our concern over the intersection of SW 174 Street and SW 87TH Avenue with Miami Dade County.  The intersection has substantial traffic during peak hours, at times making it difficult for traffic from the SW 174 Street to find large enough gaps where they can either traverse the intersection or incorporate themselves into the traffic stream of SW 87TH Avenue, creating lengthy queues and  potentially accidents.  We kindly request to know if this intersection has been studied in the past for warrants by the County (i.e. 4 way stop, roundabout, traffic signal, or other recommended improvement).  If this intersection has not been evaluated recently, would it be possible to have the County evaluate this intersection for warrants of some traffic calming measure, traffic control device, or traffic signal?  If the County hasn’t/ can’t  perform the warrant analysis please let us know how we can proceed. 


Please call us at your earliest convenience if you wish to discuss. 

Thank you in advance for your assistance with our request.




Respectfully,




Dionisio Torres

Public Services Director

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LETTER FROM MIAMI-DADE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WORKS TO PALMETTO BAY PUBLIC SERVICES DIRECTOR DIO TORRES:



October 2, 2018

84th Ave and 174th St Letter from Miami Dade County

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