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PD&E Studies | FDOT District Six NW 74th Street PD&E Study from the Palmetto Expressway to SW 114th Avenue

The Purpose:

This PD&E Study was conducted to provide much needed congestion relief to the City of Doral and Town of Medley. The project would also provide an improved connection to the Palmetto Metrorail Station located near the eastern terminus of the project to the residential areas of Doral and western Miami-Dade County.

The Project:

This project studied an existing one-mile section of roadway between NW 114th Avenue and NW 107th Avenue; an unimproved two-mile section between NW 107th Avenue and NW 87th Avenue; and a one-mile section from NW 87th Avenue (Galloway Road) to just west of the SR 826/Palmetto Expressway. The project consisted of a continuous six-lane facility connecting to the proposed NW 74th Street Interchange with the Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike (HEFT) on the west and to SR-826/Palmetto Expressway on the east.

The Public:

Media Relations Group, LLC, served as the main liaison between project team members and the community for this study. MRG prepared and revised the Public Involvement Plan for this project, which included more than 3,000 stakeholders in the City of Doral and the Town of Medley and unincorporated Miami-Dade County. We worked closely with elected officials from both cities and with Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz in order to help expedite the project schedule and gain consensus. MRG was responsible for coordinating a successful Public Kickoff Meeting, Alternatives Meeting, Interchange Public Meeting and Public Hearing as well as a series of meetings to discuss the potential construction of noise walls along the corridor. We also led efforts to establish a Business Advisory Committee (BAC) and Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) as vital resources of community feedback. Additionally, MRG was responsible for arranging various meetings and presentations before local impacted Homeowners Associations and civic groups.

As this PD&E concluded, it was apparent that there would be a need to study the potential addition of noise walls along the corridor. Consequently, MRG worked closely with FDOT District Six as well as the City of Doral in order to lead all public outreach efforts for the NW 74 Street Design Phase Traffic Noise Analysis/Noise Barrier Analysis. Our team coordinated and attended a series of public meetings and individual presentations with members of affected communities and elected officials. We also served as a liaison between the project team and involved Homeowner’s Associations, with many groups having conflicting opinions on what an optimal solution would be. Ultimately, it was MRG’s responsibility to work with each affected party to reach a decision that was mutually beneficial for the community at large.


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Projects

Firm Accomplishments in Florida

  • 1st RADS Installation Project
  • 1st Ramp Signaling Project
  • HAWK Beacon (First HAWK beacon system in South Florida)
  • 1st Managed Lane System Project
  • 30+ PD&E Projects
  • 50+ Design and Construction Projects

PD&E Project Details

Design Project Details

Design–Build Project Details

  • SR 826/SR 836 Interchange
  • City of North Bay Village
  • I–595 Express Corridor Improvements
  • I–95 Express, Phase 2
  • I–95 Express Managed Lanes, Phase 1
  • Florida's Turnpike All Electronic Tolling, Phases 1 and 2
  • SW 127th Avenue Design/Build
  • SR 5/US–1 Jupiter Bridges
  • SR 9/I–95 Design Build (Indian River County)
  • US 1 ITS
  • Government Cut Utilities Relocation
  • ATMS Installation in Central Broward
  • Bridges of the Isles Design Build Criteria Package

Construction Project Details

ITS Project Details

PI & Education Project Details

MPO Project Details

  • Miami-Dade County MPO Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Update
  • Miami-Dade County MPO Long-Range Transportation Plan 2030 Update
  • Miami-Dade County General Planning Consultant Contracts
  • Broward County MPO Long-Range Transportation Plan 2035 Update
  • FDOT District Six Districtwide Intergovernmental Affairs and Community Services Liaison Contract

Municipal Outreach Project Details

  • Miami-Dade County MPO Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Update
  • Miami-Dade County MPO Long-Range Transportation Plan 2030 Update
  • Miami-Dade County General Planning Consultant Contracts
  • Broward County MPO Long-Range Transportation Plan 2035 Update
  • FDOT District Six Districtwide Intergovernmental Affairs and Community Services Liaison Contract