News: FDOT to Conduct Public Hearing on Alton Road Median Construction

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will conduct a Public Hearing to present the option of constructing a raised median along Alton Road from 7 Street to 17 Street in the City of Miami Beach.

This project includes Installing three pump stations (at 5 Street, 10 Street and 14 Street) and a new drainage system to improve storm water drainage in area; rebuilding roadway, driveways, sidewalk and pedestrian ramps; constructing sidewalk extensions, which will remove about 90 on-street parking spaces; constructing concrete islands in the median to manage left turn movements at 9 Street, 13 Street, 14 Street, 14 Court and 15 Terrace and along Alton Road from 16 Street to Lincoln Road; modifying the median opening at Alton Road and 6 Street to prevent motorists travelling east on 6 Street to turn north on Alton Road; upgrading the traffic barrier on Alton Road flyover and Dade Boulevard Canal; replacing traffic and pedestrian signals at intersections; installing new street lighting; installing new landscaping and irrigation; and installing new signage and pavement markings.

To do this work safely, it will be necessary to close travel lanes and conduct detours at times. Permanent work zones, which will shift the existing travel lanes, will be established to lessen the effects of construction. Throughout the project, portions of Alton Road will be converted into a northbound-only roadway, providing two northbound travel lanes and areas of on-street parking, when possible. Southbound traffic will be encouraged to use West Avenue. Pedestrian access will be maintained through protected sidewalk paths around the construction. Lane closure, detours and project information will be posted weekly on the Department’s website.

The Hearing will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at City of Miami Beach City Hall, Commission Chambers, 1700 Convention Center Drive. Miami Beach.

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