For Immediate Release
Aug. 21, 2014
Contact: Nicole Lesson
Update on Traffic Problem at NW 87th Avenue and NW 170th Street
Unfortunately, due to an inordinate amount of unforeseen underground utility conflicts, the work has been delayed and all current detours will remain in place. The current timeline for the opening of this intersection is projected for November 15, 2014.
Collaborating together, the County and the Town met with County Commissioner Esteban Bovo and all key members of the project to find a solution to alleviate the congestion and create a more constant flow of traffic.
It was proposed at the meeting and later agreed upon that the project contractor will hire police officers from the County to specifically be assigned to help direct traffic on this stretch of roadway weekdays from 6:30 am to 9:30 am and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
The Town and Bovo’s office will continue to monitor this situation.