The Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (Broward MPO) has developed a consensus building initiative with the communities along the SW 10th Street corridor to discuss the future of the corridor between Florida’s Turnpike and I-95. The purpose of this initiative is to identify concerns on current and future conditions and to develop consensus on potential near and long-term transportation improvements.
Traffic volume along the SW 10th Street corridor between Florida’s Turnpike and I-95 has consistently increased over the past 20 years and is expected to continue to grow, compounding congestion and noise. Previous proposals for improvements on SW 10th Street have focused on moving vehicles with little consideration for livability issues that address the concerns of adjacent residents. For the last 20 years, there has been no agreement on what to do with SW 10th Street. As a result, no improvements are funded in the Broward MPO 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan known as Commitment 2040.
Meaningful public engagement is a requirement of comprehensive transportation planning for transportation projects. The Broward MPO Board directed the Team to reach out to impacted communities along the corridor in order to identify issues and build consensus on alternative(s) that improve the safety, livability and mobility of those impacted communities.
At the reccomendations of the Community Oversight Advisory Team (COAT), our partners at the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) have begun a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study to continue the efforts of the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) in addressing local access along SW 10th Street, improving safety, and providing a connection between I-95, Sawgrass Expressway and Florida’s Turnpike.
The purpose of the PD&E Study is to increase capacity and address existing operational and safety deficiencies along SR 869/SW 10th Street between Florida’s Turnpike/Sawgrass Expressway and SR 9/I-95, while also providing improved connectivity of the regional transportation network.Improving the system linkage between these facilities will improve mobility and contribute to the economic vitality of Southeast Florida. The PD&E study involves evaluating various alternatives and comparing the engineering, social, and environmental effects of each alternative. The Community Oversight Advisory Team (COAT) representatives will continue to be a key asset to the PD&E study and their recommendations will be evaluated and incorporated into the project as feasible.
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FDOT is holding a Public Kick Off Meeting in November 2017. CLICK HERE for the notice of this meeting.
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