Press Release: Funding for Town’s Franjo Road Improvements Project is Approved by Miami-Dade TPO
Post Date:10/01/2019 1:38 PM
News from the Town of Cutler Bay
For Immediate release
Contact: Rafael G. Casals
October 1, 2019
Funding for Town’s Franjo Road Improvements Project is Approved by Miami-Dade TPO
CUTLER BAY, FL—
The Town of Cutler Bay has been approved for funding for the improvement of Franjo Road from Old Cutler Road to SW 184 Street by the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) Governing Board during their September 26 meeting.
The $8,946,758 approved funding for this “Complete Streets” project will see the improving of Franjo Road from Old Cutler Road to SW 184 Street from two to three lanes that will include a center turn lane, curb and gutters, shared use path, storm drainage system, pavement markings and signage, signalization, and roadway lighting. The project will mirror the improvements made on Old Cutler Road and Caribbean Boulevard—two Complete Streets project the Town finished in 2014 and 2017, respectively.
Mayor Tim Meerbott, along with Council Member BJ Duncan, Town Manager Rafael Casals and Town Attorney Mitchell Bierman, had the opportunity to attend the meeting and personally thank the TPO Governing Board.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to have Franjo Road become as beautiful as the Complete Streets Projects we finished on Old Cutler Road and Caribbean Boulevard,” expressed Mayor Meerbott while addressing the TPO Governing Board. “Not only will this project improve traffic and safety on Franjo Road, but it will also provide drainage improvements that will assist in preventing flooding, making us a more resilient Town.”
The Franjo Road improvement project was identified through the feedback the Town received at various public involvement meetings held while it was developing its Complete Streets Master Plan, which was funded by a TPO Grant.
For more information regarding the Franjo Road improvement project, please contact our Public Works Department at (305) 234-4262.