Southwest Tenth Street Construction Could Make Misnomer of Expressway
Those relying on Tenth Street to get to the Sawgrass Expressway might find that, as of Friday, a detour is the shortest distance between two points.
On Friday, the Florida Department of Transportation begins resurfacing the street connecting Deerfield Beach to points west. While FDOT counsels on its web site that “This project is coordinated to minimize impacts to traffic and to emergency response agencies,” it also notes that construction will run from June 22 to February 2013.
Here’s what FDOT plans to do. From Powerline Road to East Newport Center Drive, FDOT will be removing the existing asphalt, leveling the surface and repaving the road. Also in the works: removing the bifurcated guardrail and replacing it with a solid band; adding a video detection system at traffic signals; installing ramps providing handicapped access at three intersections with traffic signals; adding signs and markings; installing five-foot bike lanes and minor landscaping.
Charles DaBrusco, the city’s director of public works and environmental services, said landscaping improvements will be concentrated on the north side of the roadway, where Tenth Street borders Century Village.
The $2.1 million project kicks off seven days before the scheduled June 28 Construction Open House. By then, residents should have a list of questions and on June 28 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., they are invited to bring those questions to a discussion of the project with FDOT staff.
"Project staff will be available throughout this meeting to discuss this project, answers [stet] your questions and address individual concerns,” said a the web site.
The Open House will be at the Broward County Sheriff Office Substation’s community room, 580 S. Powerline Road. Can’t make the open house? FDOT plans to post lane closures on a weekly basis at www.d4fdot.com.