We’re doing something a little different this month. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding an open house about proposed “improvements” to Quadrille Boulevard, from Clematis Street to Dixie Highway. The meeting coincides with our monthly meetup, so we’re going to meet at the open house and express our opinions about the plan, and what we would like to see done.
This stretch of roadway is included in the Jeff Speck study, so it makes sense for any changes to incorporate Jeff’s walkability recommendations. Jeff’s presentation and PowerPoint slides can be viewed here. In a nutshell, he recommends ‘right-sizing’ the driving lanes on Quadrille Boulevard and adding curb parking; slowing down this speedway, making pedestrian crossings easier and safer, and adding on-street parking to support business vitality and create more comfortable conditions for pedestrians.
More details and RSVP below
Proposed Quadrille Blvd. Improvements
What: Open House – Quadrille Blvd. Improvements
When: Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: Mandel Public Library at 411 Clematis St., on the 3rd Floor
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding this informal open house to discuss improvements to be made to Quadrille Blvd. from Clematis St. North to S. Dixie Hwy.
Proposed improvements include:
Removing old asphalt and repaving the roadway.Modifying sidewalk ramps to meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards.Upgrading roadway features, pavement markings and highway signs.Removing a bus bay in front of Palm Beach County Courthouse.
Construction of these improvements is expected to begin in the Fall of 2015, with completion by Spring 2016 at an estimated cost of $469,964.00.