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File Number: 101473
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File Number: 101473 File Type: Report Status: Accepted
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: RICKENBACKER CAUSEWAY ANALYSIS OF CURRENT EXPENDITURES Introduced: 6/4/2010
Requester: County Manager Cost: Final Action: 7/20/2010
Agenda Date: 7/20/2010 Agenda Item Number: 12B1
Notes: Title: REPORT PROVIDING AN ANALYSIS OF CURRENT EXPENDITURE OF TOLL REVENUE GENERATED AT THE RICKENBACKER CAUSEWAY AND PROPOSED WORK PLAN ALLOCATING 25 CENTS OF EVERY TOLL COLLECTED TO PROPOSED PROJECTS PROMOTING PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLIST SAFETY
Indexes: RICKENBACHER CAUSEWAY TOLL FEES
Sponsors: NONE
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 7/20/2010 12B1 Accepted P

Transit, Infrastructure & Roads Committee 6/9/2010 7D Report accepted P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Bruce Libhaber read the foregoing report into the record. It was moved by Commissioner Gimenez that the foregoing report be accepted. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Seijas and was followed by a discussion. Commissioner Gimenez noted the need to have a workshop with the recreation, cycling, and running community to review a list of upcoming projects and noted he would schedule a meeting through his office. Hearing no further questions or comments, the Committee proceeded vote.

County Manager 6/4/2010 Additions Transit, Infrastructure & Roads Committee 6/9/2010

Legislative Text


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Report Providing an Analysis of Current Expenditure of Toll Revenue Generated at the Rickenbacker Causeway and Proposed Work Plan Allocating 25 Cents of Every Toll Collected to Proposed Projects Promoting Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety

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Date: June 9, 2010

To: Honorable Chairman Dennis C. Moss
and Members, Board of County Commissioners
From: George M. Burgess
County Manager

Subject: Report Providing an Analysis of Current Expenditure of Toll
Revenue Generated at the Rickenbacker Causeway and Proposed
Work Plan Allocating 25 Cents of Every Toll Collected to
Proposed Projects Promoting Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety

STAFF RECOMMENDATION

Pursuant to the BCC's request, PWD has included an analysis of the current expenditure of toll revenue (Attachments 1 & 2) and a Work Plan allocating 25 cents of every toll.  Based on traffic projections, it is estimated that 25 cents from each toll collected would result in the following amounts per fiscal year that will provide funding for pedestrian and bicyclist safety projects along the Causeway. A summary and description of the proposed projects has also been included below.
 
The 25 cents allocated per toll would result in the following estimated amounts per fiscal year for the next five (5) years:

FY 10-11         $875,000
FY 11-12         $883,750
FY 12-13         $892,588
FY 13-14         $901,513
FY 14-15         $910,529
 
The proposed projects listed below are all pedestrian/bicycle safety oriented improvements for the Causeway and would be funded through the use of the 25 cent allocation of every toll collected. 

Summary of Projects:

FY 10-11
Hobie Island Signalized Pedestrian/Cyclist Crossing and Turnaround $630,000
Description: Design and install a cyclist/pedestrian traffic light crossing at Hobie Island (Windsurfer Beach). The installation of a traffic light, striping, and signage will allow cyclists to turn from Eastbound to Westbound prior to reaching the toll plaza.


Rickenbacker Speed Limit Study $ 5,000
Description: PWD will conduct and evaluate results of speed study in order to determine whether the speed limits need to be modified and implement necessary signage changes.
 
Permanent “Vehicle Speed” Information Sign $ 80,000
Description: Install permanent ''Your Speed'' information signs/speed radar light boards along causeway, to alert vehicles to their traveling speeds.

Improvements to Roadways Leading into Toll Plaza Phase 1 $ 160,000
Description: Modify lanes leading into the toll plaza on SE 26 Road/Rickenbacker Causeway from Brickell Avenue through the toll facility to Hobie Island, to accommodate and improve access to bicycle lanes.
Total expenditures: $875,000

FY 11-12
Improvements to Roadways Leading into Toll Plaza Phase 2 $376,000
Description: Modify lanes leading into the toll plaza on SE 26 Road from Brickell Avenue to South Miami Avenue, and on South Miami Avenue from US 1 to S 25 Road, to accommodate bicycle lanes.

Crandon Boulevard Lane Modification Phase 1 $507,750
Description: Re-design width, and restripe Crandon Boulevard vehicle travel lanes, from the east end of Bear Cut Bridge to the Village limits, inbound and outbound (north/south side), widen existing width of the dedicated bike path.

Total expenditures: $883,750
FY 12-13
Crandon Boulevard Lane Modification Phase 2 $492,250
Description: (Continued) Re-design width, and restripe Crandon Boulevard vehicle travel lanes, from the east end of Bear Cut Bridge to the Village limits, inbound and outbound (north/south side), widen existing width of the dedicated bike path.

Bicycle/Pedestrian Lane Mod West Bridge to Brickell Avenue $400,338
Description: Re-design, widen, stripe, and sign the existing ped-path/bike lane beginning at the north side (outbound travel) of the West Bridge bike underpass (along condominium wall/I-95 north/south flyover ramp) to Brickell Avenue.

Total expenditure: $892,588

FY 13-14
Bicycle/Pedestrian Lane Mod West Bridge to Brickell Avenue $99,662
Description: (Continued) Re-design, widen, stripe, and sign the existing ped-path/bike lane beginning at the north side (outbound travel) of the West Bridge bike underpass (along condominium wall/I-95 north/south flyover ramp) to Brickell Avenue.


Multi-Use Path along North Side of Rickenbacker Causeway on Virginia Key $450,000
Description: Provide multi-use trail along north side of causeway from Bear Cut Bridge to William Powell Bridge. Cyclists can use Mast Academy signal to cross causeway, then use aforementioned path to reach Sewer Beach Road.


Pedestrian/Bicycle Grade Separation across the Causeway $351,851
Description: Perform a study to evaluate the best location for a pedestrian/bicyclist grade separation from motor vehicles across the Causeway; Design and construct. 

Total expenditure: $901,513
FY 14-15

Pedestrian/Bicycle Grade Separation across the Causeway $910,529
Description: (Continued) Perform a study to evaluate the best location for a pedestrian/bicyclist grade separation from motor vehicles across the Causeway; Design and construct. 

Total expenditure: $910,529


Additional projects to be identified in future reports to utilize available funding. Thereafter, PWD will submit to the BCC an Annual Work Plan for its approval setting forth the specific expenditures to be made in accordance with the aforementioned Resolution.



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