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Test of Proposed Streetscape Design & One-Way Streets Starts Thursday December 14, 2017

Objective

To make Surfside a more walkable and pedestrian-friendly place to live, as well as to help keep drivers safe on the 200th block of 90th Street, between Harding Avenue and Collins Avenue, which has been deemed unsafe for drivers traveling westbound and turning left onto Harding Avenue.

Background

In a continued effort to make Surfside a more walkable and pedestrian-friendly place to live, the Town of Surfside will test a new streetscape design recommended by the Planning & Zoning board and voted on by the Town Commission, starting Thursday, December 14. The proposed design features a safe pedestrian path and green/parking area, on 89th and 90th Streets, between Harding and Hawthorne. Due to the width of the streets being narrowed during the test, both 89th and 90th Streets will be changed to one-way streets.

Furthermore, the 200th block of 90th Street, between Harding Avenue and Collins Avenue, has been deemed unsafe for drivers traveling westbound and turning left turn onto Harding Avenue. It’s difficult for drivers to see oncoming traffic heading south, as a result of a slight bend in the road on Harding Avenue. Therefore, the Town of Surfside felt it was necessary to also add 90th Street to the proposed streetscape design and make it a one-way street moving eastbound. By doing so, the Town of Surfside hopes to help prevent dangerous situations and keep residents safe.

Timeline

Thursday, December 14th - The one-way streets will go into effect this Thursday morning, with 90th Street traffic moving eastbound between Hawthorne and Collins Avenue, and 89th Street traffic moving westbound between Harding Avenue and Hawthorne. The streets will be clearly marked with paint to designate the pedestrian area, as well as the green/parking area. 

Tuesday, February 13th - The Town of Surfside is testing the proposed streetscape design for 60 days, at which time staff will present a report to the Town Commission on Tuesday, February 13. Residents are invited to participate in the commission meeting.

Communication

The Town of Surfside held a resident workshop on July 18, 2017 to discuss the proposed plan and also distributed information to residents through a number of communication channels including the December Gazette, door hangers, e-blasts and website.

Fact Sheet - 89th and 90th Streets One Way Trial Begins