FDOT & Brickell Ave.

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Two Brickell Avenue Milestones Achieved

A large portion of Brickell Avenue, officially part of U.S. Highway 1, is finally under the control of the city instead of the state. This means that the long-sought changes needed to make Brickell Avenue safer for pedestrians—as well as for drivers—can be addressed by City and County government. At least, those are the hopes and dreams of BHA residents.

The top changes needed include:

Lowering the speed limit to 30 mph for all of Brickell Avenue, beginning at Sout…

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Public Record Comments from BHA for FDOT

Regarding control of Brickell Avenue….
Message from BHA for FDOT Public Record presented by Gail Feldman, January 21, 2014
For nearly the entire two decades of Brickell Homeowners Association, residents have asked for improvements to Brickell Avenue for safety and quality of life. They have asked for a lower, consistent speed limit for all of Brickell Avenue—30 mph—like all other neighborhoods. They have asked for improved signalization and more crosswalks for the saf…

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Two major Brickell projects suffer delays

Two major Brickell initiatives stalled for months might finally be moving forward… hopefully…
Transfer of Control of Brickell Avenue
The first matter — the transfer of control of Brickell Avenue from the State’s FDOT to local authorities — was approved by FDOT and the City of Miami Commission in June. Thank you to those residents who answered BHA’s call to let authorities know we favor this transfer of jurisdiction where the “highway” passes through our neig…

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Public Hearing on control of Brickell Avenue, 1-21-2014

The transfer of the control of Brickell Avenue from the State and its Florida Department of Transportation to local authorities has been desired and sought by the Brickell community and was approved last summer in a street swap agreement spearheaded by Commissioner Marc Sarnoff at the urging of residents and BHA. The City Commission approved taking on the responsibility for the roadway stretch between S.E. 8th Street south to SE 26th Road.

The State, however, has stalled t…

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Bridge over Miami River Along SW 1 Street Closed

The bridge on SW 1 Street over Miami River will be completely closed for approximately 40 days (from a start date of Sept. 3) to complete bridge repairs. This full closure will take place for 24 hours a day. The bridge will be re-opened by Monday, October 14, 2013. A detour will be provided to guide drivers and pedestrians around the work while the contractor completes the bridge repairs.

WHAT TO EXPECT (Detours):

Drivers coming to Downtown along SW 1 St from the West w…

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FDOT Weekly Updates

FDOT provides weekly updates of the construction projects it has going on Brickell Avenue. Additional information is available on the project pages of the department’s website or by contacting Construction Public Information Specialist Heather Leslie at 305-640-7462 or via email. Drivers are encouraged to call 511 before they drive, or log onto www.fl511.com to get real-time traffic and lane closure information.

6/14/2013 Update from FDOT
5/24/2013 Update from FDOT
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Victory! Brickell Avenue Control Shifts Local

Congratulations Brickell Avenue Residents…Your voices were heard! FDOT will relinquish control of Brickell Avenue in a swap giving the City of Miami jurisdiction from SE 8th Street to I-95. Safety measures, including a reduced speed limit, more crosswalks and signals for pedestrians, are among the chief areas of concern we will now address. Not to mention the appearance of Brickell, which we anticipate will also be significantly improved in the coming months.

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President’s Column: The time is now: take control, improve safety

For 23 years BHA News has been reporting the issues that your board representatives and elected officials are working on together. We always welcome your feedback, and at times we need to hear from you to meet your needs. At other times, we need you to make your voice heard.

Now, with two momentous opportunities before us, is one such time.

The first “Game Changer” as described in the cover article would transfer authority of Brickell Avenue from FDOT to City of Mia…

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On June 13, control of Brickell could shift from FDOT

But your voice is needed. Pending before the City of Miami Commission is proposed legislation that would have the Florida Department of Transportation and the City of Miami swap jurisdiction over several Miami streets. If approved, control of Brickell Avenue from Southeast Eighth Street to I-95 would pass from the FDOT to the elected Miami government officials and Miami Police who have supported the community’s outcry to lower the speed limit and make Brickell safer for ped…

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October 2012 – FDOT agrees to some fixes; opposes 30 mph

Photo: FDOT seemingly eager to raise Brickell Avenue speed limit back to 35 mph, despite community pleas.

Consensus, by its very nature, isn’t easy to come by. That’s why it’s remarkable that everyone who lives, works and plays in Brickell seems to agree that a moderate 30 mph speed limit in the Brickell corridor is a good idea. The people who walk, cycle, stroll and drive in the area—those we’d call “stakeholders” in community-speak—agree. Their local elec…

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