In continuing efforts to maintain a high quality of living, the Village of Palmetto Bay has received Federal grant money to help install several "traffic calming" devices around high-traffic areas.
Beginning in early October, the areas surrounding Howard Drive Elementrary and Coral Reef Elementary will have speed tables installed. Speed tables are next-generation speed bumps that are 20-foot long raised areas of road that are only significantly felt by drivers going more than 25 mph. The idea is to improve safety for students and reduce speeding cut-through traffic for those neighborhoods during rush hours.
Director of Public Works Corrice Patterson explained, "We did a study a year and a half ago and the outcome was a recommendation for [those] devices." The projects were approved during the Sept. 13th Palmetto Bay Village Council meeting.
In addition to the school projects, a traffic circle will be installed at SW 87th Avenue and 168th Street to improve traffic flow and reduce accidents.
It is expected all three projects will be completed before the holidays.
Once again, a proud moment for this Palmetto Bay resident...