Work is slated to begin next summer to widen a stretch of Pine Island Road from Nova Drive to State Road 84 in Davie.
The $9.4 million project, which will widen the road from four to six lanes, is scheduled to be done in six phases and take 22 months to complete. The cost will be split between the county and the Florida Department of Transportation.
Richard Tornese, construction project manager with Broward's Highway Construction & Engineering Division, said discussions on the project began about three years ago. The division recently hosted an open house at Davie Town Hall to provide details to residents.
"Motorists will benefit since we shall have additional capacity," Tornese said. "… We incorporate complete streets elements such as sidewalks, bicycle lanes, landscape and irrigation … as well as a new drainage system … and new mast arm signalized intersections and interconnect system."
The first part of the project will be relocating trees in the median and constructing a pocket park, featuring trees and a meandering sidewalk. The median trees will be relocated to the pocket park and Shenandoah Park.
The project also will include: constructing new bike lanes and sidewalks on both sides of Pine Island Road; installing a new roadway drainage system; removing old asphalt and resurfacing the road; upgrading existing traffic signals at the Nova Drive and Orange Grove Drive intersections; installing new landscaping and an irrigation system; and putting in a guardrail along the canal bank.
The road hasn't been resurfaced since 2000, Tornese said, adding that two lanes in both directions will be open the majority of the time.
"Temporary lane closures may be necessary during off-peak hours," he said. '"The tree relocation will begin this year."
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