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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Next phase of 27th Avenue project includes US1

The next phase of the SW 27th Avenue project, the US1 area was pushed back from September to around October 27, 2014. It is expected to be finished in March 2015.

Work to be performed includes upgrading the traffic signals; repaving and re-stripping the roadway; reconstruction of ramps and reconstruction and modification of traffic separators.

The Florida Dept. of Transportation (FDOT) is spending $1.1 million on that part of the project. Lane closures will only take effect during non-peak hours which are 9 am to 3:30 pm weekdays and weekends; 10 pm to 5 am, Sunday through Thursday nights and 11 pm to 7 am, Friday and Saturday nights.

The traffic circle at Tigertail and 27th Avenue is almost done, shown above, it's really more of an elongated shape, not really a circle. Yesterday Bird Avenue was closed at 27th Avenue, so it's really still a mess out there. But hopefully the end of the project is near.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am drivig in Italy, where there are circles everywhere. But drivers know what to do: Car already in the circle HAS PRIORITY! Will we ever learn?

October 01, 2014 3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read once that if any driver leaves sufficient space between yourself and the car in front of you, some driver will fill the void. So, I observed this phenomenon/prediction and it was true, even when the driver filling the void gained no advantage. I read another article talking about the acceptable space between different cultures. Latins communicate closer to each other than blacks, whites and Asians. It's not "Will we ever learn" it's a cultural thing! Go with the flow sort of thing. Once I learned this cultural thing, I never, ever, never allow stress to enter while driving. I'm now a relaxed driver in Miami, Florida. There are no negatives. Jobie Steppe

October 01, 2014 7:49 PM  
Anonymous AM said...

There is not a standard worldwide rule for intersections, but most of the world is "Priority to the Right". Hence the origins of "Right of way"
"Stop" signs are not so common outside the UK and the US.

When you come to an intersection (or roundabout), unless otherwise posted, the "Priority to the Right" rule governs. So, cars IN the circle have to give priority to cars entering the circle. Unless posted otherwise.

In Miami, we give priority to the car IN the circle. As posted by the Yield sign facing the car entering the circle.

Miami is a multicultural city with resident immigrants from all over the world. They are used to "Priority to the Right" from their home country and this causes some confusion at that roundabout.

Try and understand the rules and how easily a mistake can happen at a roundabout. Drive defensively, don't count on the car entering the roundabout to stop, and you won't find yourself in an accident.

A roundabout is meant to slow us down. SO, SLOW DOWN. A roundabout is NOT a chicane at a race track.

October 02, 2014 9:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very good AM, very good!

October 02, 2014 12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly Mr. AM, makes perfect sense.

Same applies for numerous other vehicles, including boats and/or bicycles (do not speed and pass on the others' right). Heck, even runners or helicopters, or airplanes: you stick to your right of way, watch out for others, and slooooowww...down : common sense, often the least common of all senses.

October 02, 2014 2:27 PM  
Blogger Michelle Niemeyer said...

Nice! So, US-1 will have construction at the same time, probably, as the South Bayshore work will be in progress. So glad I can walk to work.

October 03, 2014 10:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Walking around the 27th avenue/ S.Bayshore intersection is indeed, finally, getting better.

All car red lights right there, and the pedestrians/runners/bikes crossing, at 27th, need to be - perfectly -coordinated, though. Hopefully that's already fixed too.

October 03, 2014 4:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, Miami Dade County Public Works David Cardenas, Steve Duncan and team for listening to ua and saving the Tigertail Banyan and other trees which. The original plan called for destruction. Those trees are the legacy of the Grove!
-Liliana Dones & Santiago Villegas

October 04, 2014 5:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes, thank you for saving the sentinel Tigertail Banyan! Excellent location too!

October 05, 2014 7:41 PM  

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