City of Fort Lauderdale - A1A Updates
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State Road A1A Restoration Updates


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FDOT A1A Reconstruction Project Update - August 18, 2014

Work is progressing ahead of schedule on the $11.8 million reconstruction of State Road A1A between Sunrise Boulevard and NE 18th Street along Fort Lauderdale beach, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) project team reports.

Work activities planned for the coming week include:

  • On-street parking on the west side of A1A will be closed between Sunrise Boulevard and NE 14 Court for safety reasons. The city of Fort Lauderdale will remove all parking payment kiosks on both sides of A1A between Sunrise Boulevard and NE 18th Street. No Parking signs will be installed. Parking is available in Birch State Park which provides beach access via a pedestrian tunnel under A1A.
  • Crews will begin removing the sidewalk on the west side of A1A between NE 14 Court and NE 18th Street and continue removing the pavement from the parking and A1A lanes adjacent to residences. Because of this construction work, residents along A1A are advised to restrict their use of the pedestrian gates in their privacy walls that open onto A1A. Access to driveways along A1A and the side streets will be maintained at all times.
  • The pedestrian crossing mast arm signals on the west side of A1A at NE 14th and NE 16th will be removed. Pedestrian access in/out of the side streets is available at each intersection.
  • Crews will continue removing the old sea wall, sidewalk and pavement from the parking and travel lanes on the east side of A1A between Sunrise Boulevard and NE 14 Court.

For safety reasons, pedestrians, joggers and bicyclists are reminded to refrain from going around barrier walls and barricades into active work areas.

The speed limit through the construction zone is 25 MPH at all times. Two-way traffic is being maintained with one northbound and one southbound travel lane. Motor vehicles and bicycles share the road.

The sidewalk is open on the west side of A1A between Sunrise Boulevard and NE 14th Court. The sidewalk is open on the east side between NE 14th Court and NE 18th Street.


FDOT A1A Reconstruction Project Open House Event on August 12

The Florida Department of Transportation and our Project Team are holding an informal open house event to discuss the reconstruction of A1A from Sunrise Boulevard to NE 18 Street in Fort Lauderdale. The event will be held Tuesday, August 12 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Galleria Mall – Upper Level located at 2414 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale FL 33304.

Project plans, typical sections and renderings of the completed project will be on display. Project staff will be on hand throughout this event to discuss the construction and answer questions one-on-one.

Construction work began July 28 and is expected to be completed late 2015. The project includes:

  • Constructing a wide beachfront promenade on the east side of A1A consisting of a paver sidewalk
  • Installing a decorative sea wall with accent lighting
  • Constructing a raised median in front of Birch State Park
  • Constructing median islands and left turn lanes in the residential section
  • Installing a new underground drainage system
  • Relocating underground utilities
  • Restoring beach showers
  • Installing decorative turtle-friendly pedestrian lighting on both sides of A1A
  • Installing signalized pedestrian crosswalks at Birch State Park, NE 15th Court and NE 17th Street

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who need special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or require translation services (free of charge) should contact Barbara Kelleher prior to  the event. She can be reached by phone at 954-777-4090 or email at Barbara.kelleher@dot.state.fl.us


Traffic Shifts Begin on A1A Reconstruction Project

Traffic shifts began on August 6, 2014 on A1A between Sunrise Boulevard and NE 18 Street as part of the $11.8 million A1A Reconstruction Project, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) officials report. The traffic shifts will occur as construction crews begin placing construction barrels and concrete barrier wall segments to identify the work zone. Crews are scheduled to be on site between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Short traffic delays are expected in this area.

  • Parking spaces and sidewalk will be closed on the east side of A1A between Sunrise Boulevard and NE 14 Court through the end of 2014. Beach access points will be restricted.
  • Parking spaces and sidewalk will be closed on the west side of A1A between NE 14 Court and NE 18 Street through the end of 2014. Access will be maintained to side streets and residential driveways.
  • Pedestrians and beachgoers will not be allowed to cut through the work zones and should follow directional signs to pedestrian crossings and open beach access points.

A1A Restoration Update: Reconstruction of A1A in Fort Lauderdale Begins July 28, 2014

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and our project team will begin work the week of July 28, on the reconstruction of State Road A1A between Sunrise Boulevard and NE 18th Street in Fort Lauderdale.

This area of A1A was severely eroded during Hurricane Sandy in October 2012 and the Thanksgiving weekend storms the following month. In early 2013, FDOT made emergency repairs in this area, including the installation of a new sheet pile sea wall.

The $11.8 million reconstruction project includes:

  • Constructing a wide beachfront promenade on the east side consisting of a paver sidewalk
  • Installing a decorative sea wall with accent lighting
  • Constructing a raised median in front of Birch State Park
  • Constructing median islands and left turn lanes in the residential section
  • Installing a new underground drainage system
  • Relocating underground utilities, adjusting manhole covers and restoring beach showers
  • Installing decorative, turtle-friendly pedestrian lighting on both sides of A1A
  • Installing signalized pedestrian crosswalks at Birch State Park, NE 15th Court and NE 17th Street
  • Installing new asphalt pavement on all lanes and parking spaces, new pavement markings and highway signs

FDOT’s contractor is Russell Engineering, Inc. Construction oversight will be handled by Calvin, Giordano & Associates, Inc. and FDOT.

Prior to construction starting, residents may see project staff videotaping the exteriors of the privacy walls along A1A. Also, from July 28 until mid-August, crews will be installing construction signs and concrete barrier walls that will identify the work zones.

Areas that will be affected by construction during Phase One – July 28 through December 2014

East side of A1A between Sunrise Boulevard and NE 14 Court
Parking spaces and sidewalk will be closed on the east side of A1A in this construction zone. Beach access points will be restricted. Pedestrians and beach goers will not be allowed to cut through the work zone. Two-way traffic, bike lane, parking and sidewalk will be maintained on the west side of A1A.

West side of A1A between NE 14 Court and NE 18 Street
Parking spaces and sidewalk will be closed on the west side of A1A in this construction zone. Access will be maintained to side streets and driveways. Two-way traffic, bike lane, parking and sidewalk will be maintained on the east side of A1A.
The contractor is authorized to work Monday through Saturday between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. The project is expected to be completed in 506 calendar days, however, the contractor can earn a bonus for completing the project up to 100 days early. Note: After this project is completed landscaping will be installed in the raised median and planter areas along the east side promenade under a separate contract.

If you know someone that would like to receive project email updates, please send their address to Barbara.Kelleher@dot.state.fl.us with a subject line of "A1A Updates," and remind them to put this address on their "safe sender" list. Also, people can follow us on Twitter @MyFDOT_SEFL.

The A1A Reconstruction Team thanks our project neighbors for their patience and cooperation during this work. Should you have any questions or concerns about this work, please feel free to contact FDOT’s Public Information Office at 954-777-4090.

Barbara Kelleher
Public Information Director
FDOT District Four
Office 954-777-4090
www.dot.state.fl.us
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