(MIAMI, October 31, 2012) – Miami-Dade is set to begin a new roadway improvement project in west Miami-Dade County. The project will join two segments of Southwest 147th Avenue in the Tamiami area of Miami-Dade County.
The project will extend along SW 147th Avenue from SW 10th Street to Coral Way (SW 26th Street). When completed, this roadway improvement project will allow motorists to continue along SW 147th Avenue all the way from SW 8th Street (Tamiami Trail) to SW 120th Street, adjacent to the Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport.
Currently, SW 147th Avenue ends at approximately SW 23rd Street on the south and SW 18th Street on the north. The roadway is separated by vacant land, leaving a gap about two-tenths of a mile wide in the major thoroughfare.
In addition to linking two segments of SW 147th Avenue, the project entails:
- Widening SW 147th Avenue to a divided four-lane roadway from SW 10th Street to SW 26th Street (Coral Way);
- Installation of sidewalks, curbs and gutters, curb ramps and connectors, roadway lighting, new pavement markings and signage, storm drainage, and landscaping;
- Installation of a new 16-inch water main and three fire hydrants.
The project will be funded by the County’s secondary gas tax.
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Breaking ground for the SW 147th Avenue Roadway Improvement Project are Chairman Joe A. Martinez (center, in the blue shirt); Area 11, Sub Area 114 Community Council Member Joseph E. Delaney (third from right, in the light brown suit); officials from the Miami-Dade County Public Works and Waste Management Department; officials from the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department; and local area residents
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