Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Update on the 136 improvement meeting held at Howard Drive Elementary & Temporary Traffic Tables coming to Farmers Road during County Pilot Program

I was pleased to have represented Palmetto Bay on Tuesday, 1/24/20q17 at the community meeting to discuss the 136 Street proposed improvements.  It was an important meeting.  Here is part of that report:

First of all, as asked - Temporary traffic tables coming to Farmer’s Road.  I am proud to be part of the team, working through our Village Manager and the Public Services, to place the temporary traffic tables on Farmers Road prior to the commencement of the County’s Pilot Program. 

The County believes that this test project will provide them with valuable information to ease traffic flow in this area. I take my responsibility as Mayor seriously and will always work on behalf of the many residents living in the area surrounding the pilot, to be responsive to their concerns for the closure and the impact on their streets. It was at my  request, that the Village Manager has set to replace the temporary speed humps on Farmer's Road and taking a traffic count of that area in an effort to monitor any adverse impact to our local streets. Rest assured that I, as your mayor, along with all our village council members will continue to monitor the project closely and following up with resident concerns.

As I previously advised (Jan 20, 2017 - Miami-Dade County News Release - Old Cutler Road &SW 136th Street Test Project), the Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation & Public Works (DTPW) is set to pilot a traffic flow initiative in District 1 on the borders of Pinecrest and Palmetto Bay at 136th street and Old Cutler Road. The up to 90-day project will temporarily restrict northbound left turns at the intersection of Old Cutler Road and SW 136 Street and is scheduled to commence on January 31s.

This project was part of the discussions of the community meeting held on Tuesday, 1/24/20017, hosted by Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava and County Public Works officials.  I represented Palmetto Bay.  Pinecrest was represented by 4 out of 5 of its council members.  Concerns were expressed and Commissioner Cava and I, along with the County officials advised that the pilot data findings will be shared at the conclusion of the pilot.
You can read the County Press Release Please continue to contact me to discuss your concerns related to the closure. I can be reached at 305-302-3713 or at Remember, as this is a county project, so please, do not hesitate to contact our County Commissioner, Daniella Levine Cava through her District 8 County Commission offices at
As always, I look forward to working with you to improve Palmetto Bay, making it an even better place to make your home, raise your families; to live, learn, play and work.

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