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COVID-19 Update: Franjo Road-Cutler Ridge Drive Intersection Added Safety, Arbor Day, and more

Post Date:04/23/2020 6:43 PM
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Franjo Road and Cutler Ridge Drive Intersection Added Safety

As many of you know, the intersection at Franjo Road and Cutler Ridge Drive is one that has seen several vehicular accidents—this is something Town staff and Council have known and have advocated for the implementation of additional safety measures for some time now.

Just a year ago, in April of 2019, at the request of Town Council and Staff, a traffic study was performed at that intersection by Marlin Engineering. The goal was to identify the best option to make this intersection safer. The results of the study determined that the intersection does not meet the County’s criteria to install a traffic signal or a four-way stop sign (Franjo Road is a Miami-Dade County owned and maintained road). Instead, the study's conclusion and recommendation was for a roundabout to be put in place.

Some good news is that the roundabout will be implemented in the foreseeable future, as we were able to secure nearly nine million dollars in funding for the improvement of Franjo Road from Old Cutler Road to SW 184 Street by the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization Governing Board back in September.

In the meantime, since the Franjo Road improvement project could take quite some time to begin, our Public Works staff has requested—and have been granted by the County—to place two "Stop Sign Ahead" signs on each side of Cutler Ridge Drive, and a "No Parking Any Time" sign on the northwest corner of the intersection, as added safety measures. Check out the added signage that was recently placed, along with an electronic message board, to alert drivers of the upcoming intersection.

 

Arbor Day is Tomorrow - Snap a Picture of Your Favorite Tree!

Every year on Arbor Day, we normally hold a ceremony and tree planting to celebrate the day. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has changed things up this year, Town Staff and contractor VisualScape headed to Cutler Ridge Park yesterday to plant a new tree, in honor of Arbor Day, which is officially tomorrow, Friday, April 24.

The Arbor Day Foundation is also changing things up and is encouraging everyone to celebrate the day by doing the following:

Post a photo of your favorite tree, use the hashtag #arbordayathome, and tag the Arbor Day Foundation. They will plant a tree on your behalf in one of our nation’s forests…up to 50,000 trees!

Speaking of trees, did you know yesterday was Earth Day's 50th Anniversary? Yes—Earth Day turned the big 5-0! Click here to learn a little bit about its history and what you can do to help improve our planet.

 

COVID-19: Prevention, Exposure and Treatment:

For additional resources and updates regarding the Town of Cutler Bay during the Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) pandemic, visit our designated COVID-19 webpage.

Do you have any questions or concerns? Please email them to us or call our Town Hall from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at (305) 234-4262.

Town of Cutler Bay

10720 Caribbean Blvd., Suite 105

Cutler Bay, FL 33189

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