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Friday, March 17, 2017

Grand Avenue sidewalk repair set for summer

Grand Avenue's sidewalks are scheduled to be renovated from Mary Street to McDonald Street this summer. All plans, permits and schedules have been approved.

Milling, resurfacing and landscaping are part of the project.

32 trees will be removed - seven palms and 25 shade trees. Two trees will be relocated.

This project is badly needed and we of course could do with Main Highway being redone as well. I'm not gonna bitch and moan about the trees this time as we really do need the sidewalks repaired. They are an eyesore now and dangerous to walk on.

The project is to start at the end of the school year, it has been postponed from last fall so as not to interfere with the holiday shopping season.

Our post on the terrible shape of Main Highway's sidewalks, sort of got something done, the county added more tar to the sidewalks to keep the bricks from coming out. Keep in mind, us tree huggers are a big part of the problem as the large trees up and down Main Highway would have to be removed in order to do the job right and I guess the county (and the City), don't want to deal with all the noise that will come from locals if and when the trees are touched.

More details to come.

UPDATE: Here is the a Dropbox file with the 85 page plan.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which trees are to be removed? Not bitching and moaning, just asking a question.

March 17, 2017 6:28 AM  
Blogger Grapevine said...

Email me and I'll send you the plans.

March 17, 2017 8:33 AM  
Blogger Avidahn Levin said...

I am also curious which tress will be removed. Are they removing the trees along cocowalk? They are one of the last things that really keep that area feeling lush and tropical.

March 17, 2017 10:00 AM  
Anonymous Robert Sullivan said...

I think that the question of which trees are to be removed is an obvious question and that many readers would like to know the answer. Instead of emailing the plans upon request, could you please post them here or at least provide a link to where they can be viewed online?


March 17, 2017 11:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm even more curious to know how they plan to replace the trees and make sure that the new ones can enjoy a long, healthy life! Any information or links to specifications, etc. would be appreciated.

March 17, 2017 11:16 AM  
Blogger Grove Guy said...

It looks like they are going to eliminate the crosswalk from Matilda across grand. This is always dangerous i was hoping they would do something like they did at Fresh Market to help.

March 17, 2017 2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Replacing the broken and loose brick pavers with new brick pavers is will only result in the same problems in years to come. Coral Gables and Miami Beach avoid our sidewalk disasters by installing painted concrete with texture. South Point Park and even the Grove's Regatta Park installed Cokina Pavers that consist of colored concrete imbedded with fragments of seashells. They are not effected by roots or cause pedestrians to trip. They will also require much less maintenance.

March 17, 2017 4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The tar they put along Main Highway looks awful and there are still loose bricks. That area is the worst Hope it's next on the list.

March 17, 2017 4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see the Grand Ave Plan is posted in the Dropbox. So where is the Main Hwy Plan? How was the City of Miami or MDC finely motivated to repair the broken and dangers Grove sidewalks? Can we thank our City Commissioner, County Commissioner, Public Works, Grove Village Council, BID, Grapevine or other?

March 17, 2017 7:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Matilda crosswalk stays, see sheet 26, Signing and Pavement Markings

March 22, 2017 10:00 AM  

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