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Eau Gallie Beachside Corridor Planning Study

Contact: Georganna Gillette

The Eau Gallie Beachside Corridor Planning Study is designed to evaluate possible safety and multimodal transportation improvements along the 1.4 mile section of SR 518 (Eau Gallie Boulevard) between the Eau Gallie Causeway Bridge and SR A1A.

TPO Board PowerPoint Presentation (March 10, 2016)

A public kickoff meeting was held on April 29, 2015. The study is estimated to take 18 months to complete.

Kickoff Meeting Announcement
Public Kickoff Meeting Presentation
Existing Conditions Summary

More information is available at the FDOT Project website.

Public Meeting for SR 5/US 1 Resurfacing Design Project from Law Street to Post Road

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has scheduled a public meeting for the SR 5/US 1 design project from Law Street to Post Road. The project is approximately 2.85 miles in length. The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the Eau Gallie Civic Center, 1551 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Florida 32935.

The purpose of this meeting is to present information and to receive public input regarding the proposed improvements. The meeting will be an open house format from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Download the Meeting Newsletter.

Annual Call for Projects Now Open

Contact: Georganna Gillette

Each year, the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization (SCTPO) issues a “Call for Projects” to provide local governments the opportunity to submit projects for consideration into the subsequent year’s Work Program and Transportation Improvement Program. This year, the SCTPO will be accepting transportation project applications from February 9 to April 13, 2015.

Applications are used by the SCTPO to qualify and prioritize proposed transportation-related projects for implementation using federal and state transportation funding. A revised Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Project Information Application must be filled out for all new projects. Applications do not need to be submitted for projects already on the adopted project priority list. Local governments that wish to apply are asked to ensure that the application includes a scope of work, tentative schedule and cost estimate for the requested phase of work. This information is mandatory before FDOT can program projects with available State and Federal funding.

FDOT Project Information Application
Work Program Schedule

The deadline for submittal of all project applications is 5:00 pm on Monday, April 13, 2015.

The SCTPO is accepting applications in the following categories:

  • Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) Roadway Projects
  • Other SIS Modes to include Aviation, Seaports, Spaceport and Rail
  • Regionally Significant Non-SIS Roadway Projects (Capacity, Widening and Multimodal)
  • Transportation System Management and Operations (TSM&O)(ATMS)
  • Intersection Improvements

Palm Bay/Brevard County Events Mark Milestones for St. Johns Heritage Parkway

January 5, 2015

The City of Palm Bay and Brevard County will hold a joint ribbon-cutting/ground-breaking ceremony beginning at 4 pm Tuesday, Jan. 13, to mark the completion of  Phase I and the start of Phase II construction of the St. Johns Heritage Parkway.

Two years after construction began, the City of Palm Bay and its partners are preparing to open the new parkway, a critical north-south evacuation route that is expected to ease traffic congestion on the northwest side of the city. The ribbon-cutting/ground-breaking will take place at the intersection of the Parkway with the west end of Emerson Drive. This is also where Brevard County will break ground for Phase II of the project, which will extend the roadway to US 192. As the county builds this phase of the Parkway, the city will also construct the portion of the Parkway from Emerson Drive north to city Limits, which will fully connect both the city and county phases of the roadway.

Read the full Brevard County press release

Upgraded I-95 is Complete

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Lane Construction are announcing the completion of the Interstate 95 widening project from the Brevard County line to south Malabar Road (SR 514).

The nearly 12.5 mile project began January 2012. It expands I-95 from four lanes to six lanes. The project included replacing the Fellsmere Bridge and C54 Canal Bridge, as well as widening the Solite Canal Bridge. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) upgrades will assist with traffic monitoring and management. Underground drainage and new guardrails are also added. The cost is approximately $51.7 million.

Currently, more than 35,000 vehicles travel this roadway daily. These new improvements are expected to address the anticipated growth in traffic surrounding the I-95 corridor in south Brevard County.

Read the full press release from FDOT.

Public Hearing for Garden Street Design Project

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding an access management public hearing regarding improvements to State Road (SR) 406/Garden Street.

Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Time: 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm
Where: 2073 Garden Street, Titusville, Florida 32796

The meeting begins with an open house at 5:30 pm. There will be a formal presentation at 6:30 pm, after which participants may provide verbal comments to everyone present. Project staff will be available to discuss the project with attendees before and after the presentation. Participants may also provide their comments directly to a court reporter at any time during the hearing. Written comments must be postmarked no later than Monday, December 29, 2014. All comments, written, and oral will become part of the project’s public record.

Download the Invitation Flyer from FDOT.

SR 528 Detour at SR 407 November 9 to 20

A major detour is set to begin at SR 528 and SR 407 as part of the roadway paving project on SR 407 from SR 528 to SR 405/Columbia Boulevard. P&S Paving, Inc. is performing the work under contract with the Florida Department of Transportation.

The nightly SR 528 off and on ramp closures onto and from SR 407 are planned for 8 pm to 5 am on Sunday, November 9 through Thursday, November 13 and Sunday, November 16 through Thursday, November 20.

Download detailed detour information from FDOT and a detour map.

Interstate 95 Bridge Widening at State Road 46

A major detour is set to begin on State Road (SR) 46, as part of a project to widen and improve Interstate 95. The Lane Construction Corporation is performing the work under contract with the Florida Department of Transportation.

Eastbound/westbound road closure on SR 46 at the I-95 overpass is planned from 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 5th to 5 a.m. Thursday, November 6th. This closure will allow the contractor to erect the bridge beam necessary for anticipated bridge widening operations. Detour signage is in place and the detour routes are:

If traveling eastbound on SR 46 to continue eastbound on SR 46 or travel northbound on   I-95:

  • Turn right (southbound) on Carpenter Road
  • At Dairy Road turn left (eastbound)
  • Turn left (northbound) onto Holder Road (see detour map)

If traveling westbound on SR 46 to continue westbound on SR 46 or travel southbound on I-95:

  • Turn left (southbound) on Holder Road
  • At Dairy Road turn right (westbound)
  • Turn right (northbound) onto Carpenter Road (see detour map)

Inclement weather and other unforeseen circumstances could delay or prolong work.

For construction related questions and comments, please contact Public Involvement Coordinator Lisa Mark, 321-634-6111 or lisa.mark@dot.state.fl.us.

For media matters, please contact the Public Information Office at 386-943-5479 or steve.olson@dot.state.fl.us.

The Florida Department of Transportation urges motorists to be careful on the road, pay attention, and don’t text and drive. All vehicle occupants should buckle up. Safety belts save lives.

Download a pdf of this press release.

Ground-Breaking Ceremony Nov. 3 for Barnes Boulevard Widening

A ground-breaking ceremony to officially kick off the start of the Barnes Boulevard widening project in Rockledge will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 3, at the site of the former Texaco station, just east of Lowe’s.

County Commissioner Mary Bolin Lewis, county officials, Public Works Department personnel and Rockledge Mayor Thomas Price and other City of Rockledge officials will be on hand. The event is open to the public.

The widening of Barnes Boulevard, a 1.5 mile project from Fiske Boulevard to Cobblewood Drive (just east of Murrell Road) was officially started on October 2nd, and is expected to be completed in July 2018. The contractor is J.R. Davis Construction. The road will be widened from two to four lanes with a grass median and one new traffic signal. The project is designed to improve historical flood conditions along the corridor as well as provide better traffic conditions.

This is a Brevard County project. View the original press release here.

Ultimate Makeover of Interstate 4 Getting Closer

As you crawl along Interstate 4 on your way to or from work today, you may notice some people wearing bright vests and digging holes by the side of the road.

They represent the leading edge of the $2.3 billion makeover of I-4 that won’t be complete until sometime in 2021.

The soil samples will determine how much weight the ground can handle without collapsing under what is planned to be a bigger, wider, much improved highway.

The real heavy work, however, likely will begin in earnest by March, when the big machines roll into  place and start moving around dirt.

Read the full article from the Orlando Sentinel.

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