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Wickham Road Operational Analysis

Contact: Laura Carter

Project Status: Completed, March 2018

Study Purpose: The Wickham Road Operational Analysis was conducted to evaluate and identify multi-modal solutions to facilitate pedestrian/bicycle/transit movement along the corridor and to address congestion and safety issues. 

Study Limits: Eau Gallie Boulevard to Lake Washington, Melbourne

                                  

Summary of Results: 

Short Term (1-2 years):
1. Improve pedestrian crosswalks at Aurora Road and Lake Washington intersections. Improvements include crosswalk for all four legs of intersections. Status: Both intersections need funding for design and construction. Working with Brevard County and City of Melbourne to get programmed within next one to two years.

2. Florida Department of Transportation is reviewing minor safety improvements for intersection at Eau Gallie Blvd. The Community Traffic Safety Team submitted application for additional signage regarding pedestrian crossings.

Mid Term (3-10 years):
Full intersection improvements that address additional turn lanes and traffic operations at Eau Gallie, Aurora and Lake Washington were added to Space Coast TPO’s project priority list. Eau Gallie Blvd. next phase is purchasing of Right-of-Way. Aurora Road and Lake Washington next phases will be Design.

Long Term (10+ years): 
The long term vision for the corridor includes adding sidewalk on west side of roadway, bicycle lanes, access management (directional medians), and addition of a new traffic signal near Lansing Ridge. Wickham Road is maintained by Brevard County and if the County desires to fund the implementation of the vision using Federal and/or State funds, they will need to request the corridor be placed on the TPO’s project priority list. The project will need funding for three phases, Design, Right-of-Way and then Construction. Each phase can take a few years to complete.


Project Documentation:
Wickham Road Demographic Profile – Community Characteristics and Demographics of the area surrounding Wickham Road Operational Analysis project limits.

Final Report – March 2018
Appendix A  – Wickham Road Existing Conditions Summary
Appendix B – Wickham Road Future Conditions Summary
Appendix C – Future Build Operational Analysis
Appendix D – Wickham Rd Public Involvement Comments and Coordination Summary

Final Presentation of Wickham Road Preferred Alternatives  – December 14, 2017

State of the System Report

Contact: Laura Carter

The Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) annually evaluates the state of Brevard’s transportation system. The results are summarized in the State of the System (SOS) report. The SOS considers usage and performance trends of various transportation modes — highways, transit, seaport, airport and space. Safety, mobility and congestion  evels are monitored. Long term trends and possible problem locations are identified. Thus, the SOS provides technical guidance to the TPO on where and how state and federal dollars can be programmed to enhance Brevard’s transportation system.

2016 State of the System Report (SOS)

2016 State of the System Flyer

2016 Safety Flyer

2016 Functional Classification, MAV and LOS Table

Ribbon-cutting for new Shared-Use Park & Ride Lot

Join reThink in a Ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate a new Share-Use Park & Ride Lot on Thursday, October 22 from 5:30 to 6:15 pm at Hope Community Fellowship, 2929 Cheney Highway, Titusville, FL 32780

Click here for more information.

Clearlake Road Project Development and Environment Study Public Meeting

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding a public meeting/open house to get input about future plans for Clearlake Road (State Road 510). The Study is examining design alternatives to widen Clearlake Road from two to 4 lanes from south of Michigan Avenue to west of Industry Road.

The meeting is Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at the Eastern Florida State College – Community Dining Room, Building 11, Room 129 located at 1519 Clearlake Road, Cocoa, FL 32922 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Read the full press release here.

October 2015 SCTPO eNews

SPACE COAST PATHWAYS PROJECT WORKSHOP OCTOBER 15

Help us map and promote non-motorized transportation options for Space Coast residents and visitors.

The Space Coast Pathways Project, funded by the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization, is the development of an Interactive Guide to Brevard’s trails, waterways, sidewalks, bike lanes and unique outdoor adventures.

Hiking, biking, paddling, running and other outdoor recreational activities are primary economic drivers in communities:

  • Trails add value to new homes and consistently remain the number one community amenity sought by perspective homeowners. (National Association of Realtors)
  • Every $1 spent on biking trails and walking paths could save approximately $3 in medical expenses. (American Heart Association)
  • Trails in Orange County support 516 jobs and have an estimated economic impact of $42.6 million annually. (East Central Florida Regional Planning Council, 2011)
  • Nearly 75% of all Florida visitors participate in nature-based activities during their visit. (Visit Florida, 2011)

Thank you to everyone who has attended one of our informational meetings about this project. We are ready to take the next step but need your help!

Please attend or send a representative to the Pathways Project Partner Workshop:

Thursday, October 15, 8:30 am to Noon
Bill Posey Conference Center at Florida Department of Health
2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940

Workshop goals:

  • What does the community want in an online pathways guide?
  • Where are the current pathways?
  • How can we promote our pathways?
  • What specific elements need to be included in the project RFP?

RSVP today! Contact: Katrina Morrell

Visit our Pathways Project webpage to learn more about this project.


TPO BOARD TO VOTE ON ADOPTION OF 2040 LRTP

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Every five years, the SCTPO adopts a new Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). This plan provides a common vision for the community’s future transportation needs and guides the investment of public funds in transportation facilities, addressing a timeline of 20 or more years.

Comments on the Draft 2040 LRTP will be accepted through October 7, 2015. The full Plan will be presented at the October 8, 2015 TPO Board meeting for adoption.

Download the Draft 2040 LRTP and visit the LRTP webpage for more information.

Comments should be made to Steven Bostel by calling 321-690-6890 or via email.


PEACHTREE STREET COMPLETE STREET PROJECT UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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The SCTPO has been actively supporting Compete Streets in Brevard County since 2010. Complete Streets are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users.

Peachtree Street in Cocoa is one of eight Complete Street projects in Brevard, and is the first one to begin construction. Improvements from Pineda Street to Blake Avenue include landscaping, sidewalks and sharrows (marked lanes shared by cars and bicyclists). Construction is estimated to be completed in early Spring 2016.

Learn more by visiting the Complete Streets webpage.


 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Tuesday, September 29, 4:30 -6:30 pm, Public Meeting for S. Washington Ave/US 1 in Titusville
Monday, October 5, 9:30-11:30 am, Technical and Citizens Advisory Committees
Wednesday, October 7, 7-8 am, International Walk to School Day
Thursday, October 8, 9-11 am, TPO Governing Board
Thursday, October 15, 8:30 am – Noon, Pathways Project Partners Workshop
Thursday, October 15, 6-8 pm, FDOT District 5 Five Year Work Program Public Hearing
Tuesday-Thursday, October 20-22, EV Transportation and Technology Summit
Monday, October 28, 9-11 am, Community Traffic Safety Team

 


WALK TO SCHOOL DAY IS OCTOBER 7

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International Walk to School Day is October 7. Students from more than 40 countries walk or bike to school on the same day. Contact your school to see if they participate or check out the event website for more information.


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US 1 Corridor Planning Study

Contact: Georganna Gillette

This corridor planning study is designed to evaluate multimodal transportation improvements along a one mile section of US 1 in Titusville from Laurel Place to Indian River Avenue.

A public kick-off meeting is scheduled for July 29, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Titusville City Hall in the Council Chambers. Read more details.

Included within the corridor is the planned Space Coast Loop Trail, a 40-mile loop connecting downtown Titusville, Kennedy Space Center, the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and Northern Brevard County.

The study will involve extensive community input in determining how best to meet the needs of current and future users, as well as a long-term plan to guide evolution of the corridor so that it appropriately balances land use and transportation.

A kick-off meeting for stakeholders was held on April 13, 2015. Learn more by visiting the FDOT project website.

US 1 Existing Conditions Report
US 1 Future Conditions Summary
US 1 Public Involvement Plan
April 13, 2015 Kick-off Meeting Summary

SR 3 Corridor Planning Study

Contact: Georganna Gillette 

The SR 3 (Courtenay Parkway) Corridor Planning Study is evaluating possible multimodal improvements along a 4.1 mile stretch between Fortenberry Road (south of SR 520) to Grant Road/Smith Road (north of SR 528).

A public meeting was held on August 31, 2015 from 6 to 8 pm at the First Baptist Church of Merritt Island. View the invitation.

The study will involve a community-based evaluation to determine how best to meet the needs of current and future users. A long-term guide will be established that balances land use and transportation planning.

Study area map

A kick-off meeting was held on  March 26, 2015.
Kick-off Meeting PowerPoint
Kick-off Meeting Summary

Learn more by visiting FDOT’s project website.

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.