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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.

Public Hearing on Improvements to SR 518 from Mosswood Drive to Pineapple Avenue

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District Five, will hold a public hearing regarding the proposed improvements to State Road (SR) 518, from west of Mosswood Drive to east of Pineapple Avenue. The project will consist of roadway resurfacing, upgrading of signing and pavement markings, a safe pedestrian path at Stewart Avenue, Access Management improvements at Cypress Avenue, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility improvements, as well as aesthetic improvements within the Eau Gallie Arts District. The project is funded for construction, which is expected to begin in Spring 2016.

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 16, 2014, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Eau Gallie Public Library located at 1521 Pineapple Avenue in Melbourne. The meeting will hold an open house from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. At 7:00 pm, a project presentation will be given with a court reporter present to record the public comments. After the presentation, representatives of the FDOT will be available to discuss the improvements and answer questions you may have.

The department invites your participation and welcomes your comments on the proposed improvements. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persuant to the provisions of the American with Disabilities Act, any persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Ryan Florence, P.E., AECOM Technical Services, at (813) 630-2500 at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (voice).

For additional information concerning the project, please contact Kevin Moss, P.E., FDOT Project Manager at 386-943-5255 or via email at kevin.moss@dot.state.fl.us.

Performance Monitoring and Management

Contact: Laura Carter

The SCTPO has an extensive Performance Monitoring and Management Program that provides analysis of how the transportation network is performing and operating.  The monitoring of the system through data collection and analysis is then used to identify low cost, localized improvements that improve system performance and efficiency. The identification of these projects are then implemented through the project prioritization process or by local governments or by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

The following programs and activities, together, create the Performance Monitoring and Management Program.

Annual Traffic Counts – Traffic counts are used by private citizens, local businesses, local government concurrency management systems. Counts are also a critical data source used in the SCTPO’s annual State of the System (SOS) Report to rank corridors throughout the county based upon how well they are performing and their function.

Community Traffic Safety Team (CTST) – The CTST is a group of local highway safety advocates who are committed to solving traffic safety problems through a comprehensive approach. Members include law enforcement, fire officials, government agencies, business and industry representatives, and local citizens. To request a safety study, please compete this form email it to Joe Seward with FDOT for more information. 2015 CTST Meeting Calendar

Countywide Safety Report – Utilizing the SCTPO’s web based crash data location system, this report focuses on identifying crash trends, types and location of crashes.
Final 2014 Countywide Safety Report – Body Only
Final 2014 Countywide Safety Report – Appendix

Road Rangers Cost/Benefit Report – The Road Ranger Program provides free highway assistance services during incidents to reduce delay and improve safety for the motoring public and first responders.  Brevard County does not currently have a Road Rangers Program, but is pursuing the option of starting the program along major roadways.

State of the System (SOS) – The SOS Report gives the status of transportation conditions in the County, including: roadway volume, congestion, safety, the condition of the transit system, and air quality. This report provides information needed to assist in completing the Transportation Project Priorities and making better transportation planning decisions.

2015 State of the System Report (SOS)

2014 State of the System Report (SOS)

Traffic Incident Management Team (TIM) – TIM teams respond to traffic accidents, creating a safe work zone with proper signage and equipment for emergency crews responding to an incident.

Transportation System Management and Operations (TSM&O) – TSM&O is a program based on measuring performance, actively managing the multimodal transportation network, and delivering positive safety and mobility outcomes to the travelling public. The SCTPO works cooperatively with this FDOT managed program. Projects identified through this program are closely coordinated and included as part of the SCTPO’s Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Master Plan.

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) – ITS uses technology to improve traffic flow, safety, air quality, and fuel efficiency when moving people and goods. The SCTPO is currently developing a Master Plan that can be used to guide the implementation of ITS strategies throughout the County.

Functional Classifications – Functional Classification is a process of grouping roads according to the service or function they are intended to provide. This helps planners in determining  the most efficient flow of traffic through a particular transportation system. To learn more about Functional Classification, visit the Federal Highway Administration website. For Brevard’s most current listing of functionally classified roadways please visit Data/Maps.

Community Characteristics Inventory – The Community Characteristics Inventory (23 MB pdf) is a pool of data that describes the natural environment, built environment, socio-cultural and socio-economic considerations about a place or various places. Analysis of this information provides critical information to inform planning and community development decisions. The data is developed in geographic information system (GIS) format so that information can be mapped and analyzed graphically.

US 192

Contact: Laura Carter

In 2012, the SCTPO completed a Feasibility Study of US 192 from Babcock Street to I-95. The goal of the study was to identify options for improving traffic flow and relieving congestion. The project recommendations adopted by the TPO Governing Board include:

  • Improvements on Ellis Road, including road widening and an interchange at I-95
  • Prioritize intersection improvements at Hollywood Boulevard and Wickham Road
  • Re-evaluate traffic patterns after Ellis Road improvments have been implemented
  • Consider widening US 192 from four to six lanes from Wickham Road to Dairy Road

US 192 Feasibility Study Powerpoint
US 192 Presentation October 2014

For a copy of the full 755 page, 433 MB pdf, please contact Laura Carter.

As a result of this study, the intersections at Hollywood/Evans and Wickham/Minton were further analyzed to identify the most feasible improvements that could be implemented prior to widening of the corridor.  In May 2015, the preferred intersection alternatives were identified. Recommendations include additional turning lanes and sidewalks. The full report is available for download at the link below.

Feasibility Analysis for US 192/Wickham Road Intersection and US 192/Hollywood Boulevard Intersection

The US 192 and Hollywood Boulevard/Evans intersection improvements are funded for Design in FY 2018 and Right of Way in FY 2020.

The US 192 and Wickham/Minton intersection improvements are funded for Design in FY 2018.  No Right of Way is needed.

Construction is not yet funded for either project.

SR A1A

Contact: Georganna Gillette

Feb 2016 SR A1A Multimodal Presentation
Feb 2016 SR A1A Resurfacing Presentation
2014 A1A Summary Presentation

SR A1A is an officially designated American Byway and parrallels one of the region’s enironmental treasures, the Indian River Lagoon. SR A1A connects and provides access to the County’s important economic and employment centers: Cape Canaveral Spaceport, Kennedy Space Center, Port Canaveral, Patrick Air Force Base, and Brevard’s beaches.

The SR A1A Multimodal Feasibility Study was finalized in July 2014. The Study addresses proposed improvements along SR A1A from the Pineda Causeway (SR 404) to SR 528 in Cape Canaveral. A SR A1A Action Plan was created with the goal of transforming the corridor into a mulitmodal route that would serve visitors, residents, merchants and commuters.

Learn more about the SR A1A Mulitmodal Feasibility Study by visiting the SR A1A website.

Sidewalk and drainage improvement from 16th Street to Wakulla Lane is under construction.

Property Owner Alert for SR A1A Sidewalk Project

 

SR 501 (Clearlake Road)

Contact: Georganna Gillette

A Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study is currently underway for SR 501 (Clearlake Road) from south of Michigan Avenue to west of Industry Road in Cocoa. The study is evaluating the need to widen Clearlake Road from two-lane roadway to a four-lane roadway. Possible improvements for bicycle and pedestrian safety throughout the corridor are also being examined.

Design is funded in FY 2019. Right of Way and Construction are not yet funded.

Project Newsletter (March, 2015)
Clearlake Road (SR 501) PD&E Study PowerPoint (September, 2015)
Clearlake Road (SR 501) PD&E Study PowerPoint (March, 2016)

More information is available on the project website.

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