More Grove street projects on the horizon
It's questionable when you see so many projects. Are they needed or is this just another way to waste money and line pockets? Major cities have not done as much work as has been planned for the Grove. The quality of life is not going to be very pleasant around here for the next few years.
Next in line, slated for a March or April 2015 start is the Main Highway/McFarlane Road Drainage Improvement plan.
According to the county, who is handling the job, root intrusion along underground pipe lines is an issue and the pipes themselves have surpassed their lifetime, which causes flooding along Main Highway in heavy rains.
The project is estimated to be 9 months, which could of course end up being over a year or so. Hours of operation are 7 am to 7 pm, so rush hour at both times will be a mess.
A contractor has not been chosen as of yet. The streets affected include Main Highway from Royal Road to the entry tip of McFarlane Road, this will affect Royal Road, Franklin Avenue, Commodore Plaza, Fuller Street and McFarlane Road. The project is scheduled to broken up into six phases.
Before one phase moves to another, the previous phase should be completed or at least driveable and dust free.
Grand Avenue will be the main artery for motorists coming from the downtown Miami direction. Main Highway will be off limits for south bound traffic for the duration of the project. One lane will be open for north bound traffic.
Unfortunately, the SW 27th Avenue job is scheduled to be completed in June, which could overlap the two projects if the one starts on time and the other ends at the scheduled time and not earlier.
The cost of the project is $900,000. There will be a public meeting some time in February, we'll post it when the meeting is scheduled.
Those CitiBikes are going to come in a bit handy right about now.
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