We know driving around can be a challenge, and sometime almost impossible. We understand the frustration. Here's a summary of the current, major construction projects underway that are affecting your travel time, as well as improvements you can look forward to.
Hollywood Boulevard Complete Streets Project in Hollywood from east of City Hall Circle to Dixie Highway
Traffic Impact: All lanes open through February.
PROJECT UPDATE: FDOT's contractor has completed their work along the south side of the road and has transitioned to working on the north side from City Hall Circle to Dixie Highway. All major underground activities including the installation of drainage structures and water main (excluding the section that will go underneath the FEC railroad) were completed in December 2018. Contractors have completed the installation of the sidewalk, concrete curb and gutter, lighting and irrigation conduit, roadway reconstruction, new parallel parking configuration and structural asphalt on the north side from City Hall Circle to just east of 24 Avenue. Westbound Hollywood Boulevard has been shifted north just east of 24 Avenue to City Hall Circle to begin the reconstruction of the road and installation of medians in the center of the road. Contractors are continuing to work on the installation of sidewalk, decorative street lighting and reconstruction of the roadway just east of 24 Avenue to Dixie Highway. Once this work, including the water main bore is completed, the contractor will shift westbound Hollywood Boulevard north from east of 24 Avenue to Dixie Highway.
Description: The improvements under this contract include removing old asphalt, resurfacing the roadway, adding decorative lighting, widening sidewalks and adding decorative pattern, upgrading existing pedestrian signals to countdown timers, constructing new median with parallel parking, replacing the existing water main and connections at various cross streets, and upgrading signs and pavement markings to reflect the new roadway configuration as follows: two lanes in each direction throughout the entire corridor, a four-foot bike lane in each direction separated by a two-foot buffer throughout the entire corridor.
Estimated Completion: Fall 2019
A1A Improvements Project from Sheridan Street to Monroe Street in Hollywood
Traffic Impact: Intermittent lane shifts will occur only a few blocks at a time, Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Description: Improvements under this project include removing old asphalt and resurfacing the roadway, widening sidewalks and upgrading ramps to meet ADA requirements, replacing drainage structures and installing flap gates, removing, narrowing, and /or upgrading medians and curb and gutter, adding 4-foot bike lanes from Monroe Street to Arizona Street, adding sharrows (share the road pavement markings) from Arizona Street to Sheridan Street, upgrading and installing new pedestrian signals, and minor signalization and street light improvements.
Estimated Completion: Spring 2019
SR 7 / US 441 Improvements from SW 25th Street to Fillmore Street in West Park, Miramar, and Hollywood
Traffic Impact: One lane in each direction of SR-7 from SW 25 Street to Fillmore Street will be intermittently closed Monday through Saturday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Description: The improvements under this contract include adding one through lane in each direction for a total of six lanes with left turn lanes separated by raised medians; constructing new storm sewer system and retention ponds; installing new water and sewer lines; constructing bus bays at current bus stop locations; constructing curbs and gutters; adding or replacing sidewalks with ADA compliant ramps on both sides of the road; upgrading existing signalized intersections with mast arms and adding pedestrian countdown timers at Pembroke Road, Washington Street, and Hollywood Boulevard; improving street lighting along the corridor by installing new lighting system along the west side of SR 7 / US 441; adding Intelligent Transportation System components including digital message signs and traffic monitoring cameras, and resurfacing the roadway.
Estimated Completion: Early 2019
SR 7 / US 441 Improvements Project from Fillmore Street to south of Stirling Road in Hollywood and the Seminole Indian Reservation
Traffic Impact: One lane in each direction of SR-7 from Fillmore Street to south of Stirling Road may be closed intermittently Sunday through Thursday evenings and weekends between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Description: Project improvements include adding one through lane in each direction for a total of six lanes with left turn lanes separated by raised medians, constructing new storm sewer system and retention ponds, installing new water and sewer lines, constructing bus bays at current bus stop locations, constructing curbs and gutters, adding or replacing sidewalks with ADA compliant ramps on both sides of the road, upgrading existing signalized intersections with mast arms and add pedestrian countdown timers at Johnson Street, Taft Street, and Sheridan Street, installing new signalized intersection and pedestrian countdown timers at Fillmore Street, improving street lighting along the corridor by installing new lighting system along the west side of SR 7/US 441, adding Intelligent Transportation System components including digital message signs and traffic monitoring cameras, and resurfacing the roadway.
Estimated Completion: Spring 2019
Johnson Street Utility work underway from US 441/SR 7 to N. 56 Avenue.
Construction began February 4, 2019 and is slated to be completed February 25th. The Department of Public Utilities will be performing pavement installation along Johnson St., from US 441/SR 7 to N. 56 Ave., February 4th to 25th. The City has contracted with Roadway Construction, LLC to complete this work. The construction schedule is planned as follows:
- Johnson Street from 56th Ave to 57th Ave (2/4/19 – 2/13/19)
- Johnson Street from 57th Ave to 58th Ave (2/4/19 – 2/13/19)
- Johnson Street from 58th Ave to 59th Ave (2/14/19 – 2/22/19)
- Johnson Street from 59th Ave to US-441 (2/14/19 – 2/22/19)
Full reconstruction of the westbound and “scramble” lanes in your área is scheduled to begin this week. Access to your driveways will be limited and may need to be closed for a half a day, barring any unforeseen circumstances. Construction is scheduled to take place between 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday thru Friday. Contractors will work to minimize inconveniences to property owners. Construction will also include the removal of existing and temporary roadway restoration. Additional work such as final restoration will be completed at a later date. For additional questions, please contact City of Hollywood Project Manager Vernal Sibble P.E., Department of Public Utilities at 954.921.3930 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.