Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 171549
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File Number: 171549 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-650-17 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: FEASIBILITY OF CONVERTING SOUTHBOUND HEFT OFF RAMP Introduced: 6/12/2017
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 6/20/2017
Agenda Date: 6/20/2017 Agenda Item Number: 11A5
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION URGING THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND THE FLORIDA TURNPIKE ENTERPRISE TO EXAMINE (I) THE CONFIGURATION OF THE HOMESTEAD EXTENSION OF FLORIDA’S TURNPIKE (HEFT) SOUTHBOUND OFF-RAMP AT SW 211TH STREET WITH RESPECT TO SAFETY CONCERNS RELATED TO VEHICLES USING THIS OFF-RAMP TO TRAVEL WESTBOUND ON SW 211TH STREET, AND (II) THE FEASIBILITY OF REDESIGNING THE CONFIGURATION OF THIS OFF-RAMP TO ADDRESS ANY SAFETY CONCERNS
Indexes: FLORIDA TURNPIKE
  FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
  HOMESTEAD EXTENSION
  URGING
Sponsors: Dennis C. Moss, Prime Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 6/20/2017 11A5 Adopted P

County Attorney 6/12/2017 Assigned Annery Pulgar Alfonso 6/12/2017

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION URGING THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND THE FLORIDA TURNPIKE ENTERPRISE TO EXAMINE (I) THE CONFIGURATION OF THE HOMESTEAD EXTENSION OF FLORIDA’S TURNPIKE (HEFT) SOUTHBOUND OFF-RAMP AT SW 211TH STREET WITH RESPECT TO SAFETY CONCERNS RELATED TO VEHICLES USING THIS OFF-RAMP TO TRAVEL WESTBOUND ON SW 211TH STREET, AND (II) THE FEASIBILITY OF REDESIGNING THE CONFIGURATION OF THIS OFF-RAMP TO ADDRESS ANY SAFETY CONCERNS

BODY
WHEREAS, the Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike (HEFT)—the north-south toll road southern extension of the Florida’s Turnpike—is used daily by commuters and travelers to and from South Dade, the Florida Keys, and Everglades National Park; and
WHEREAS, the HEFT is operated by the Florida Turnpike Enterprise (FTE), a business unit of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT); and
WHEREAS, various County facilities including the South Dade Government Center, the South Dade Regional Library, and the Miami-Dade Cutler Ridge Police Station, are located at the SW 211th Street HEFT exit; and
WHEREAS, southbound traffic exiting the HEFT at the SW 211th Street exit off-ramp traveling westbound onto SW 211th Street needs to traverse multiple lanes which can create a conflict with vehicles traveling through from the adjacent frontage road; and
WHEREAS, the aforementioned traffic condition may pose a safety concern for vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the area; and
WHEREAS, this Board encourages FDOT and FTE to review the configuration at the HEFT SW 211th Street southbound off-ramp for safety concerns, particularly with respect to the conflict between vehicles exiting the HEFT via the SW 211th Street off-ramp traveling westbound onto SW 211th Street and the through vehicles from the adjacent frontage road,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Urging the Florida Department of Transportation and the Florida Turnpike Enterprise to examine the configuration of the Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike (HEFT) southbound off-ramp at SW 211th Street, in particular with respect to any safety concerns that may exist as a result of any conflict between vehicles exiting the HEFT via the SW 211th Street off-ramp traveling westbound onto SW 211th Street and the through vehicles from the adjacent frontage road, and to examine the feasibility of redesigning the configuration of that off-ramp to address any safety concerns.
Section 2. Directs the Clerk of the Board to transmit a certified copy of this resolution to the Governor, the Chair and Members of the Miami-Dade State Legislative Delegation, the Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation, and the Executive Director of the Florida Turnpike Enterprise.
Section 3. Directs the County’s state lobbyists to advocate for the actions described in Section 1 above, and authorizes and directs the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs to include this item in the 2018 State Legislative Package when it is presented to the Board.



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