Safety improvements are underway on University Avenue as construction to add raised crosswalks near NW 14th Street and Gale Lemerand Drive began June 12, 2023. The two raised crosswalks will promote safety and enhanced mobility by providing pedestrians with new places to safely cross University Avenue. The NW 16th Street and NW 19th Street Signalization Improvements project, which has been ongoing in the area, was finalized last week.
Vehicle and pedestrian movements will be signal-controlled through the addition of mast arms and pedestrian signals at both locations. Additionally, the raised crosswalks will serve as traffic calming devices in lieu of the temporary speed tables currently in place along University Avenue, which will be removed as part of the project.
Traffic will be maintained in accordance with FDOT standards. Drivers rivers can expect to see eastbound and westbound lanes of University Boulevard reduced from four lanes to two lanes between Gale Lemerand Boulevard and NW 14th Street until fall 2023, weather and unforeseen circumstances permitting.