☀️🚴♀️🚴♂️🐊The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) recently completed a roadway construction project on State Road (SR) 977/Krome Avenue from SW 136 Street to SW 8 Street/Tamiami Trail in Miami-Dade County. The project began in 2015 and includes the Krome Path, a paved multi-use trail for walking and biking.
The Krome Path is a 10-foot shared-use path on the east side of the roadway for bicyclists and pedestrians. It's currently 8.5 miles in length (between SW 136th St and SW 8th Street) and will connect to exiting/future trail networks. The phase between SW 136 Street and SW 88 Street/Kendall Drive was completed in March 2018, and the northern end towards Tamiami Trail was recently completed.
The full scope of the project entailed reconstructing the existing two-lane undivided roadway into a four-lane divided roadway, with 12-foot-wide lanes. The improvements also include building three new bridges, full inside and outside shoulders, a 40-foot median with guardrails and a 10-foot shared-use bicycle and pedestrian path; and installing a self-contained drainage system and new lighting; and upgrading traffic signals and road signs. The improvements aim to reduce the number of fatalities along the avenue.
The next phase of the project will cover the area between SW 136 Street and SW 232 Street. Additional projects are currently in the planning and design phases. All projects have the goal of enhancing mobility and creating a safe corridor for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians.
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