For Immediate Release
August 22, 2017
Contact: Nicole Singletary
Miami Lakes, FL -The Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization Governing Board recently approved the list of 2017 Transportation Alternatives Program priority projects which includes the NW 59th Avenue and the NW 79th Court Transportation Improvement Projects, submitted by the Town.
The NW 59th Avenue project includes the creation sidewalks, safe pedestrian crossings, bicycle lanes, pedestrian scaled lighting, and accessible pedestrian signals from NW 154th Street to NW 167th Street. The project will provide access to public transportation and connect residents to the adjacent commercial and business centers, as well as the Miami Lakes Educational Center.
The NW 79th Court project includes the construction of new sidewalks, high emphasis crosswalks, wayfinding signage, and bike lanes along Oak Lane/Commerce Way. The project will enhance mobility options and transportation infrastructure for the senior population in the forthcoming Senior Village, business community the neighboring commercial areas, and students of the Ana G. Mendez University South Florida Campus.
Both projects further strategies adopted in the Town’s Transportation Master Plan; Greenways and Trails Master Plan; and the upcoming Complete Streets Implementation Plan and “reclaim” these streets for pedestrians and bicyclists by using a “Complete Streets” approach, while balancing the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists.
For more information about additional grants awarded to the Town, please visit www.miamilakes-fl.gov/grants