Monday, December 28, 2015

Doral’s Roads

Almost all residents of Miami-Dade County are affected by traffic congestion, and this includes the inhabitants of Doral. Studies carried out by the Florida State Department of Transportation in 2012 and 2013 have shown that Doral has a high volume of vehicular traffic both on main and alternative roads. This is one of the most important issues at the moment for Doral residents. The city has already developed several work plans in order to reduce the problem.

Different traffic relief projects are ongoing at the moment and are expected to alleviate the situation in the upcoming months, such as the connections between 74th St. and 97th Av. and 109th Av. and 41st St.; creating new roadway connections to ease traffic in the city’s major corridors.

The Florida State Department of Transportation has another important project scheduled for 2016 at 87th Av. This will include the extension of the current road from two to four lanes, the construction of a drain system, sidewalks, curbs and ditches, pavement marks, traffic signs and public lighting, as well as a new bridge over Miami’s Canal (from South River Dr. to Okeechobee Rd.)

Another significant project is the one at 58th St., from 97th Av. up to 82th, scheduled to begin by January 2017. At the moment, developers are dealing with a general planning project, which includes the involvement of users and entails major road improvements, including but not limited to the extension of the existing street into a four lane road, with bicycle lanes, sidewalks, curbs and ditches, as well as drain systems, pavement marks, traffic signs and the corresponding public lighting.

Regarding the works at 97 Av., the city also plans to carry out road improvements between 52nd and 58th St. including the expansion to four lanes with their corresponding bicycle lanes, sidewalks, curbs, ditches, drain system, pavement marks and traffic signs. These works will begin by August 2018.

According to major Luigi Boria the city is transitioning to “a new mixed-use urban center, where everyone will have a variety of methods to move. When we say “Doral is on the move,” I want that to mean on foot, on bike, on trolley, or your car.”

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