Hearing set on plan to narrow Hillsboro Boulevard
A proposal to narrow Hillsboro Boulevard between Northeast Second Avenue and Northeast Ninth Avenue is up for discussion by Deerfield Beach next month.
The city is submitting an application to the state to remove a lane in each direction, and replace it with a landscaped median. “The intent of this project is to improve pedestrian, bicyclist and automotive safety in this corridor,” the city said in its announcement, “while also enhancing the aesthetics and creating a comfortable, enjoyable atmosphere…”
The project has been inspired by the Florida Department of Transportation’s plan to resurface the corridor in 2016, a project that can include the proposed design if the lane elimination is approved by FDOT.
On April 8, the city will host a public workshop to discuss options to redesigning in a section running roughly between the post office and just east of Deerfield Beach Elementary School. The workshop will begin at 7:30 PM in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall, 150 N.E. Second Avenue. The public is invited to offer ideas about what would be desirable in the way of wider sidewalks, bicycle lanes, transit shelters and such.
For information, contact the Planning & Development Services Department at 954-480-4206 or email@example.com.