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Krome Avenue Projects

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Below are answers to the most commonly asked questions the FDOT District Six Construction Office receives regarding the Krome Avenue projects.

 

What are the Krome Avenue Safety Improvement Projects?
The Krome Avenue Safety Improvement Projects are several related transportation improvement projects designed to ease traffic flow, improve the movement of goods and services, and enhance safety along Krome Avenue from SW 312 Street to Okeechobee Road in Miami-Dade County.

 

What is the purpose of these projects?
These projects will ease congestion along this important corridor and will also enhance safety. 

 

What is being done to improve safety now on Krome Avenue?
The Department has launched a number of interim safety projects that will enhance safety immediately, while long-term safety improvements are implemented.  These include:

 

  • Installing plastic poles between northbound and southbound traffic
  • Installing reflectorized signal back plates at all nine signalized intersections from SW 88 Street to SW 296 Street
  • Extending the “all-red” signal phases at all signalized intersections
  • Installing audible and vibratory pavement  markings throughout the corridor
  • Installing large chevron signs at curves
  • Installing lighting at five signalized intersections where none exists
  • Installing flexible delineators along centerline approaching signalized intersections with left-turn lanes
  • Installing flashing beacons and larger warning panels in advance of signalized intersections
  • Installing mortality signs at three locations on the corridor
  • Installing speed feedback signs including larger sign panels along the corridor
  • Installing speed limit pavement markings and larger speed limit sign panels
  • Resurfacing: SW 288 Street to SW 272 Street; SW 268 Street to SW 256 Street; SW 256 Street to SW 216 Street; SW 216 Street to SW 192 Street; SW 184 Street to SW 168 Street; and SW 168 Street to SW 136 Street

 

When will plastic poles be put on Krome Avenue?
Plastic poles have been installed from Kendall Drive to one mile north of SW 8 Street.  Over the next few months, poles will be placed along the corridor from SW 296 Street to Okeechobee Road.

 

What is the purpose of installing plastic poles?
As part of a pilot project, FDOT is installing plastic poles between northbound and southbound traffic to increase awareness and discourage passing. In February, poles were installed from Kendall Drive to SW 8 Street and over the next few months, poles will be installed between SW 296 Street and Okeechobee Road. Upcoming projects will convert Krome from 2 to 4 lanes with a median and the plastic poles will be removed. 

 

When will construction start and end?
The corridor has been broken into several segments.  Construction began on the first segment in February 2015.  Construction along Krome Avenue will last approximately five years.

 

What is the scope of these projects?
The work includes widening Krome Avenue to have two lanes in each direction with a 40-foot median throughout.  Other improvements include: new drainage; new guard rail; new street lights; new traffic signals and a multi-use trail for walking and biking.

 

Will the improvements be identical across all segments of Krome Avenue?
Each segment has unique characteristics that are considered during project development. However, all segments will be widened from two to four lanes with a 40-foot median. 

 

How will the project help motorists?
The addition of one new travel lane in each direction will ease congestion and add capacity to Krome Avenue. 

 

How can I provide input on these projects?
For projects that are currently being developed by FDOT, please contact the District Six Public Information Office at (305) 470-5349.  For projects that are in construction, please contact the District Six Construction Public Information Specialist, Heather Leslie at (305)905-5876 or email her at heather@hmlPublicOutreach.com.

 

How much will these projects cost?
The Florida Department of Transportation has committed $300 million dollars to construction improvements along Krome Avenue.

 

Will access to area homes and businesses be affected during construction?
The department strives to minimize any impacts to area residents and businesses during construction.  Any impacts will be coordinated in advance and access will be maintained.

 

Will the speed limit change during construction?
Speed limits will be reduced in the work zones.  Drivers should pay attention to all signs, obey the posted speed limit and use caution when driving through a construction zone.

 

How will you keep the public informed about upcoming activities?
The public will be kept informed through a variety of ways including:

 

  • The FDOT website:  www.fdotmiamidade.com/Krome
  • The media
  • Construction Alerts
  • Door-to-door distributions
  • Fact Sheets
  • Radio Announcements
  • Weekly email blasts

 

How can I sign up to receive weekly emails?
You can sign up for email updates, construction alerts and project updates through the website at www.fdotmiamidade.com/Krome.

 

What about enforcement on Krome Avenue?
FDOT is working closely with the Florida Highway Patrol to increase enforcement and make the road safer.  FDOT is providing funds for additional troopers along the corridor through Fiscal Year 20/21 to augment enforcement efforts already underway along the corridor. 

 

What can I expect during construction?
The first construction project broke ground on February 23, 2015.  Initial work includes some shoulder work and the installation of the plastic poles.  When that is completed, workers will set up a work zone on the west side of Krome Avenue and begin constructing the new travel lanes, drainage and other improvements.  Drivers should watch for workers moving in and out of the construction zone, should allow a little extra time to reach their destination and should obey the posted speed limit.

 

Will there be lane closures or detours during construction?
FDOT will strive to minimize impacts resulting from construction.  However, there will be times when traffic is affected by construction.  For up-to-the minute information about lane closures or traffic impacts, please visit www.fdotmiamidade/krome.com  or call 511.

 

Will there be more than one project underway at a time?
Yes, projects have been scheduled to provide motorists with these improvements as quickly as feasible.  To find out more about the anticipated schedule of construction projects please refer to the project map.