STOCK ISLAND ROADWAY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED TO BEGIN IN MARCH
Monroe County has tentatively scheduled a March 2019 start date for a roadway improvement project that will extend along MacDonald, Maloney and Peninsular avenues on Stock Island. The project is slated to take 220 days to complete.
The Monroe County Engineering Department has completed the design – with public input. It was designed with adaptation to sea level rise.
The project includes:
repaving and/or reconstruction of roadway including driveway and drainage improvements
new pavement markings for dedicated street parking
repair/reconstruction of sidewalks, including removal of gaps and unnecessary driveway curb cuts
sidewalk upgrading to be compliant for people with disabilities
landscaped median from U.S. 1 to intersection with 3rd Street
There also will be dedicated bicycle lanes on MacDonald and Maloney avenues from U.S. 1 to the intersection of 1st Avenue and shared-lane markings (for vehicles and bicycles) from intersection of 1st Avenue to the end of Maloney (by Peninsular Avenue).
The project will be funded primarily by a Small County Outreach Program grant from the Florida Department of Transportation – up to a maximum of $1.95 million. The rest of the project will be paid for with the County’s Infrastructure Sales Tax funds.
The County held a public meeting Jan. 17 at Bernstein Park on Stock Island to provide information about the project.