Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Pinecrest hosts US 1 Express Lanes Community Forum - get informed.

Our neighbors in the Village of Pinecrest are hosting a US1 Express Lane Community Forum for residents and businesses owners.  You should take some time to attend.

Pinecrest officials have invited MDX to provide a general presentation geared to Pinecrest residents and business owners from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 20, 2014 at the Pinecrest Community Center, 5855 Killian Drive, Pinecrest, Florida. Come to learn more about this project and the impact on South Dade residents and businesses. Now is the time to hear the current status of this project.  CLICK HERE for a prior post on this issue.The study, led by MDX in cooperation with Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), analyzes potential enhancements to the South Miami-Dade Busway that could maximize use of existing roadway capacity, reduce congestion along the US 1 Corridor, enhance transit service and improve traffic operations.

The study considers the viability of a variably-priced tolled roadway that would permit motorists to travel without traffic from approximately SW 232nd Street in Cutler Bay to SW 98th Street in Pinecrest connecting to the Palmetto Expressway.

If the study shows viability, it will be constructed within the current South Miami-Dade Busway right-of-way. Bridges would carry the express lanes over intersections which would increase traffic flow as buses and cars could bypass traffic signals.

The Village Council has voted in favor of two resolutions regarding the project. The first resolution, passed September 11, 2012, expressed the Village Council's opposition to the proposed project and asked the Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to suspend the current study, remove the project from the 2030 Long Range Transportation Plan and redirect its focus to extending the Metrorail south.  The second resolution, passed on the same date, urged MDX to hold formal presentations for area homeowners, business groups and other interested groups.


CLICK HERE to view the full Village of Pinecrest e-news blast regarding this event.
You can CLICK HERE to view the MDX official future projects page.

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