Saturday, April 30, 2011

Upcoming US1 Traffic Nightmares along US1 in both Pinecrest and Palmetto Bay, beginning July 2012. You should attend the informational FDOT meeting.

Pinecrest and Palmetto Bay residents are going to have to deal with temporary lane and sidewalk closures on U.S. 1 during a three-part road maintenance project slated to start May 2012 and end a year later. This will cause short term inconveniences for long term gains.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is designing construction plans for improvements to Pinecrest Parkway (US 1) from 136 Street to 102 Street.  FDOT is conducting this public meeting to offer the public an opportunity to review the project design and ask questions.

The first part of the project includes repaving U.S. 1 from 102nd to 136th Street, installing push-button and countdown signals at pedestrian crosswalks, repairing damaged sidewalks, installing drainage inlets and restriping the roadway to provide a wide outside lane to be shared with bicyclists.

The Palmetto Bay section is the third part of the project which is presently slated to commence in July 2012.  This project will run from SW 136 to 168 Street. It will include the same items as the first part, plus providing new railings for two bridges – one at Southwest 139th Street and the other north of 160th Street.

Click "read more" to continue to view meeting and project details as well as resource links.

US 1 Roadway Project Meeting
Date: 5/5/2011 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: St. Louis Catholic Church
7270 Southwest 120 Street
Pinecrest, Florida 33156

This Florida Department of Transportation information meeting for affected residents and business owners, between Southwest 102nd and 168th streets, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday May, 5, 2011, at the St. Louis Catholic Church assembly room, 7270 SW 120th St., Pinecrest.

FDOT is encouraging residents to attend, see the design, and ask questions. FDOT staff will be there to show the design and answer questions. Residents are welcome to drop in at any time during the two-hour meeting.

CLICK HERE to read the online Miami Herald article regarding the public meeting and the entire project.


  1. AnonymousMay 01, 2011

    Thank you for continuing the updates. We could always count on you to keep us informed. Nice to know its about your concern for the community, not just holding elected office.

  2. AnonymousMay 01, 2011

    Thank you for these updates.