Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works
On the November 5, 2002 ballot, voters approved the People’s Transportation Plan (PTP), which provides for a half percent sales surtax to fund major transportation improvements.
The Citizens’ Independent Transportation Trust (CITT), a group of citizens who function as an independent decision-making body, was created to oversee the construction and management of the PTP’s 25-year, $17 billion transportation plan. The Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) has worked closely with the CITT to provide a wide range of roadway and neighborhood improvements.
The DTPW PTP Work Program for FY 2017 totals approximately $50 Million. The plan includes the two categories from the PTP Ordinance that relate to the DTPW; major highway road improvements and neighborhood improvement projects.
Major Highway Road Improvement Projects
Major road and bridge projects under construction or scheduled to begin construction include, but are not limited to:
- SW 27 Avenue from US-1 to Bayshore Drive
- SW 137 Avenue from H.E.F.T. to US-1
- SW 137 Avenue from US-1 to SW 200 Street
- Old Cutler Road from SW 97 Avenue to SW 87 Avenue
- NW 87 Avenue from NW 154 Street to NW 186 Street
- NW 74 Street from H.E.F.T to State Road 826
- SW 157 Avenue from SW 184 Street to SW 152 Street
- Caribbean Boulevard from Coral Sea Road to SW 87 Avenue
- SW 176 Street from US-1 to SW 107 Avenue
- NW 37 Avenue from North River Drive to NW 79 Street
- SW 216 Street from SW 127 Avenue to HEFT
Major Countywide Highway Road Improvement Projects
ATMS – Advanced Traffic Management System
Neighborhood Improvement Projects
The DTPW, as part of the PTP, has been tasked with coordinating and constructing various categories of Neighborhood Improvement Projects.
To address the various non-site specific categories discussed in the PTP Ordinance, the Department created “The Neighborhood Improvement Projects Formula” to allocate funds. The formula takes into account population in the Unincorporated Municipal Service Area for each commission district, the needs as reported to the Department, and the percentage of maintained arterial and collector lane miles. A portion is then evenly distributed to each district. PTP Neighborhood Improvements include modifications of intersections, resurfacing of local and arterial roads, installation / repairs of guardrails, installation of school flashing signals, enhancement of greenways and bikeways, A.D.A. curb cuts / repairs, pavement markings, roadway lighting, traffic calming, traffic signals, and traffic sign replacement / repair. Such improvements also include replacement / repair of sidewalks, repair / installation of drainage and landscape beautification (including community image enhancements) related to the development, construction, operation or maintenance of roads and bridges in the County or to the expansion, operation or maintenance of bus and fixed guideway system.
The Neighborhood Improvement Projects include:
- Site Specific Neighborhood Improvement Sites
- Non-Site Specific Neighborhood Improvement Sites
- Countywide Neighborhood Improvements
- School Flashing Signals Program