Friday, October 14, 2011

Bike lanes in plan for Islamorada

The state Department of Transportation set a public meeting for Oct. 19 to air plans for resurfacing 4.5 miles of U.S. 1 in Islamorada and including bicycle lanes.  Here's their announcement:

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Six will hold a public information meeting about two roadway projects along State Road (SR) 5/Overseas Highway/US 1 within Islamorada, Village of Islands. The limits for one of the projects are from Jerome Avenue (Mile Marker 81.4) to Whale Harbor Channel (Mile Marker 84.0). The limits for the other project are from Whale Harbor Channel (Mile Marker 84.0) to the entrance of Smugglers Cove (Mile Marker 85.6). The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19 at the Founders Park Community Center, located at 87000 Overseas Highway in Islamorada. The meeting will provide property owners and interested parties an opportunity to speak to team members and review the proposed enhancements.

The proposed work for this project includes: resurfacing the roadway to extend the life of the road, modifying the typical section to include bicycle lanes, reworking the northbound shoulder area along the project corridor to create a 10-foot wide paved shoulder that can be used as a through lane during emergency evacuations. New signs, pavement markings and minor drainage enhancements will also be included. Construction for both projects is expected to start in January 2013 and last about 365 days. The estimated construction cost of both projects is $7,900,000.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or persons who require translation services (free of charge), should contact Brian Rick at (305) 470-5349 or in writing at 1000 NW 111 Ave., Miami, FL 33172 or by e-mail at For more information on the Public Meeting, please feel free to contact Project Manager Danny Iglesias at (305) 470-5289 or by e-mail at


Anonymous said...

Trails and bike lanes are a win-win, economically and health-wise.

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