The Broward Metropolitan Organization (MPO) and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) have partnered to conduct a planning study to address connectivity for all modes and congestion along the eight (8) north-south roadways that cross Interstate 595 (I-595) and State Road 84 (SR 84) in central Broward County.
Issues to be addressed include:
- Connectivity, safety and mobility for vehicular traffic including transit;
- Connectivity, safety and mobility for bicycle and pedestrian traffic including the New River Greenway; and
- Reducing congestion along the north-south study roadways which serve as a gateway to and from the communities adjacent to the I-595 corridor.
As shown in the study area map, the study roadways include the eight (8) north-south roadways listed below, along with SR 84 (eastbound and westbound). The study limits along each of the north-south roadways extends at least one mile north, and one mile south of SR 84 and I-595. The study limits along SR 84 extend from one mile west of NW/SW 136th Avenue to at least one mile east of SR 7/US 441.
- NW/SW 136th Avenue
- Flamingo Road
- Hiatus Road
- Nob Hill Road
- Pine Island Road
- University Drive
- Davie Road
- SR 7/US 441
The purpose of this initiative is to identify and define transportation problems, and develop effective solutions to fulfill the goal of providing better connectivity for all modes and to provide congestion relief for travel along the north-south study roadways and their access points with I-595 and SR 84. All types of improvement strategies are being considered including land use and policy strategies; geometric modifications to roadways; pedestrian, bicycle, greenway, and transit infrastructure improvements; and technology and traffic signal improvements.
Current Status of Study
The project is currently in the planning phase. During this phase, the study team is coordinating with stakeholders to identify transportation needs and develop improvement concepts. Existing and future conditions data is being collected and analyzed, and various strategies will be identified. Once feasible improvements and strategies are identified, cost estimates will be completed, and funding opportunities identified for transportation infrastructure improvements. Ideally, feasible projects will then advance to a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study or a Design Project phase and ultimately towards construction.
The Arterial Connectivity Study began in October 2019 and is expected to be completed in the fall of 2021.
Tell us where you see problems while traveling the study area around I-595.
Please take a minute to mark the online map using your computer or mobile device, by clicking the web address below:
Click Here to put your concerns on the map: www.EaseYourRideSouthFL.com
This online wikimap survey will be open to receive comments throughout the month of July 2020.
Please feel free to share this link with other people who may travel in the area around I-595.
Whether you prefer driving, riding, or walking, help us improve the way you move. Your opinion matters – be a part of the solution!
For more information on this study, please contact:
Mr. Chon Wong
Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)
Telephone: (954) 777-4659
For More Information
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