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Posted on: July 15, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Mobility Improvement Projects Underway

Mobility Improvement Projects

The Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is investing over $300 million to create safer, healthier communities in Broward County. In partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the MPO is enhancing bicycle, pedestrian, and public transportation access. As part of the latest MPO projects in the City of Hollywood, FDOT has broken ground on a $3,049,774 million dollar Mobility Improvement Project that includes:

  • Installing bike lanes on Hollywood Boulevard and Park Road 
  • Adding shared lane pavement markings along 35th Ave, Polk Street, Rainbow Drive, Circle Drive, and Van Buren Street
  • Installing sidewalks along Fillmore Street, Hollywood Boulevard, and the intersection of Polk Street and Van Buren at 24th Avenue
  • Adding mid-block crossing on Hollywood Boulevard, east of 28th Avenue
  • Relocating existing water main lines on the north side of Hollywood Boulevard
  • Adding french drains on Hollywood Boulevard between Academy Circle and 35th Avenue, and on Park Road between Washington Street and Johnson Street.

Traffic Impacts:

  • The outside westbound lanes along Hollywood Boulevard from 35th Street to Presidential Academy Circle will be closed during construction.
  • One lane in each direction of Park Road, from Washington Street to Johnson Street will be closed during constriction. Only one direction at a time. 
  • Lane closures will occur overnight, Sunday through Thursday between 9 p.m. and 5:30 a.m and Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.  during the construction period. 

Additional lane closure information will be provided in the weekly traffic report distributed by FDOT. 

Construction began on July 10, 2019 and is anticipated to be completed by Fall 2020.

The Southwest Broward Mobility Improvement Project area includes SW 56th Avenue, SW 62nd Avenue and North 64th Avenue in the cities of Hollywood and Miramar. This $4,993,116 improvement includes:

  • Widening the roadway to accommodate 7-foot buffered bicycle lanes and adding sidewalks to create a continuous facility in each direction of SW 56th Avenue
  • Adding shared lane pavement markings in each direction along North 64th Avenue to enhance the safe travel of bicycles and motor vehicles in the same traffic lane.
  • Adding continuous sidewalks in each direction on SW 62nd Avenue south of Pembroke Road.

 Traffic Impacts:

  • Day-time traffic detours in one direction at a time will occur along SW 56th Avenue for widening and paving operations. Access to properties and local traffic will be maintained during these detours. 
  • Access to properties will be maintained and flaggers will direct traffic around the work zone during sidewalk construction along SW 62nd Avenue

Construction begins July 29, 2019 and is anticipated to be completed by Summer 2021. Additional information about lane closures and construction work hours will be provided in the weekly traffic report distributed by FDOT. For more information about these projects and to sign up for the weekly traffic report, please call Rebecca Guerrero, Community Outreach Specialist at 954.940.7605.

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