BENEFITS TO THE COMMUNITY:
- LIFE SAFETY. The station brings our County Fire Responders into our community in an area previously identified as having a need for increased service (Check and done!)
- COUNTY WATER. The MDFR graciously agreed to bring county water to the immediate neighborhood (SW 142nd) as part of this station 62 construction. Not just to the station, but station plus neighborhood (Check and done!), and ...
- TRAFFIC SIGNAL FOR THE 142 / OLD CUTLER ROAD INTERSECTION - see below:
TRAFFIC SIGNAL FOR THE 142 / OLD CUTLER ROAD INTERSECTION:
I was advised that Miami-Dade County Public Works (DTPW) has approved a traffic signal for the intersection of SW 142 and Old Cutler Road. MDFR vehicles will have preemption of the signal as it will aid/allow easy of left turns in and out of Station 62. I am told that this traffic signal should be of benefit to the residents of SW 142 in turning left in and out of their street as well. This traffic signal was just approved very recently. It will needs to go through design and installation. Patience.
|Circle marks where the 142/OCR traffic signal will be placed.|
STATION 62: Station 62 has been a long time project, but patience (and persistence) pays. CLICK HERE to view some prior related posts on Fire Safety in Palmetto Bay. I'd love to sit down and tell all on this history of the efforts undertaken by Palmetto Bay with its partner, Miami-Dade County. Many, many people have been involved. Many will look back and be thankful for their hard work.
Remember, we still have the Southeast station to go. We are part way there, but we need to get this station revitalized as well.
I have been privileged to serve as Mayor of Palmetto Bay for much of the time that this Station has been in the works. It is my pleasure to see it delivered and operational for our South Miami-Dade Community.
|Photo credit: Miami-Dade County|