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PD&E Studies | FDOT District Six Krome Avenue Truck Bypass PD&E Study

The Purpose:

The purpose of the project, occurring along SR-997/Krome Avenue (SW 177th Avenue) in Miami-Dade County, is to provide a truck by-pass facility to redirect truck traffic from the Homestead Historic Downtown District, to enhance safety, truck traffic movement and address existing problems related to traffic congestion.

The Project:

Krome Avenue is a north-south rural/suburban/urban principal arterial in Miami-Dade County that intersects and provides access to SR-5/US 1 to the south, SR-90/ Tamiami Trail in west central Miami-Dade County, and US 27/Okeechobee Road to the north. These routes are considered part of the main freight activity in south and west Miami-Dade County, with a daily truck percentage of 14.66 percent. Krome Avenue provides a connection from residential areas in Florida City and the City of Homestead to employment and agricultural centers along the route. In addition, it serves as an important truck route for produce shipped from south Miami-Dade County to other regions within and outside the state of Florida. The planned truck by-pass for Krome Avenue would improve traffic safety and provide relief for congestion along the Krome Avenue corridor within the City of Homestead. Safety and emergency access will be enhanced through this corridor improvement.

The Public:

Media Relations Group, LLC, served as the main liaison between project team members and the community for this study. The public involvement process was designed to ensure public input in the development of project alternatives by actively encouraging and facilitating the involvement of the general public, citizen groups, interest groups, elected and appointed officials, environmental resource agencies, and other stakeholders. MRG began to lead all outreach activities in 2008, assisting in the formation of a Project Advisory Committee (PAC) that has met three separate times throughout the course of the study. The PAC is comprised of knowledgeable members of the community who serve as liaisons between their neighborhoods and the Department. MRG has also coordinated a successful Public Kick-off Meeting and two Alternatives Workshops, and has developed all collateral materials, including multiple versions of the project newsletter. Additionally, MRG has been responsible for scheduling and attending multiple briefings between the project team and local interested parties, including the City of Homestead and the Miami-Dade County School Board, in order to reach a decision that benefits the entire community.

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