Take a look at some of the projects Broward County would complete in the first five years of the proposed penny surtax, with funding provided by the half penny designated for the countywide transportation system.

Transit Service Improved and Expanded

READ MORE: Attorney: School Gunman Nikolas Cruz To Plead Guilty To Massacre; Parkland Families React

Existing Broward County Transit (BCT) routes would be improved, and new routes would be added to satisfy riders, which are growing at a faster rate than Broward County’s population. New routes result in more bus riders and fewer vehicles on the road, which benefits all residents, including those traveling in cars and on bicycles. Proposed transit projects include, but are not limited to:

  • New weekday and weekend routes on major corridors currently lacking public transportation, with connectivity to regional destinations and rail system. Examples include Rock Island Rd, Nob Hill Rd, McNab Rd, Johnson St and Griffin Rd
  • 30 miles of new Rapid Bus/Bus Rapid Transit service on SR 7/US 441 with 10-15 minute frequency during weekday peak periods, and fewer stops
  • More frequent bus service on routes 11, 14, 18, 19, 30, 31, 34, 42, 50, 55, 62, 72 and 81
  • Improved on-time performance on routes 18, 19, University Breeze and 441 Breeze
  • Increased morning and evening hour bus service weekdays and weekends on routes 18, 19, 42, 72, University Breeze and 441 Breeze
  • Addition of major regional destinations and new service to unserved markets on routes 2, 9, 11, 12, 23, 28, 40, 42, 55, 62 and 81
  • Restoration of 7-day and mid-day local bus service on route 23
  • A new Park and Ride facility, Intermodal Center and maintenance facility to support expanded service capacity and enhance customer convenience (locations to be determined)
  • Fleet and facility security enhancements to enhance rider safety
  • New technology benefiting riders at home and on-the-go, with trip planning and real time information updates at your fingertips

Light Rail Would Become a Reality

Light rail is an integral part of Broward County’s plan to increase community connectivity, reduce congestion, enhance livability and improve quality of life. As Broward County continues to grow, light rail will help keep people, goods and services on the move. As an added bonus, light rail results in economic and small business development along its corridors. Proposed projects include but are not limited to:

  • Design and construction of light rail connecting our airport, seaport and Convention Center
  • A study to determine engineering alternatives for East-West light rail service along commuter routes

Some of the funds received from Broward County’s portion of the penny surtax will be used to evaluate areas along walk routes to schools and install school zones, school flashers, pavement markings and signage to improve safety for our children. Proposed projects include but are not limited to:

  • Cooper City

Embassy Creek Elementary

  • Coral Springs

James S Hunt Elementary

  • Dania Beach

Collins Elementary

  • Davie

Flamingo Elementary

Indian Ridge Elementary

  • Fort Lauderdale

AMI Kids Greater Fort Lauderdale

Bayview Elementary

Bennett Elementary

Stephen Foster Elementary

Virginia Shuman Young Elementary

Whiddon-Rodgers Education Center

  • Hollywood

Apollo Middle

Attucks Middle

Bethune Mary M Elementary

Boulevard Heights Elementary

  • Lauderdale Lakes

Oriole Elementary

  • Lauderhill

Broward Estates Elementary

  • Margate

Atlantic West Elementary

Margate Elementary

  • Miramar

Miramar Elementary

Sea Castle Elementary

Sunshine Elementary

  • North Lauderdale

Morrow Elementary

North Broward Academy of Excellence 

  • Oakland Park

Lloyd Estates Elementary 

  • Plantation

Mirror Lake Elementary 

  • Pompano Beach

Charles Drew Elementary

Sanders Park Elementary

  • Sunrise
READ MORE: Nikolas Cruz Pleads Guilty In BSO Jail Guard Attack

Banyan Elementary

Nob Hill Elementary

Complete Streets

Broward County’s vision for a Complete Streets community is streets and roadways that are safe for all users, including those who walk, ride bikes and use public transportation. Projects include the repair of damaged sidewalks and installation of new sidewalks including ADA upgrades and bike lanes, to increase the safety of pedestrians walking to local destinations or transit stops and promote safe alternative transportation. Proposed projects include but are not limited to:

Sidewalks

  • Broward Municipal Services District – Boulevard Gardens, Broadview Park, Franklin Park and Washington Park neighborhoods
  • Cooper City – Pine Island Rd from Stirling Rd to Griffin Rd 
  • Davie – Pine Island Rd from SW 30th St to Nova Dr
  • Lauderdale Lakes – NW 31st Ave and NW 39th St AND NW 31st Ave and NW 41st St (includes resurfacing, pavement markings and signal improvements)
  • Pompano Beach – Andrews Ave from McNab Rd to Atlantic Blvd 
  • Plantation – Pine Island Rd from Cleary Blvd to Sunrise Blvd 

Bicycle Lanes

  • Coral Springs – Coral Ridge Dr from Southgate to Atlantic Blvd (both sides of the street); Coral Springs Dr from Lakeview Dr to Southgate Blvd (both sides of the street) AND Sample Rd and Coral Ridge Dr (new bike lanes in all directions)
  • Dania Beach – Ravenswood Rd from Griffin Rd to SR-84 AND Bryan Rd from Old Griffin Rd to Stirling Rd (both sides of the street)
  • Deerfield Beach – Sample Rd and Military Trail (bike lanes along Military Trail)
  • Fort Lauderdale – NE 56th St (both sides of the street)
  • Hallandale Beach and Hollywood – Dixie Hwy from County Line Rd to US 1 (both sides of the street) 

Intersection Improvements

Virtually every resident would be impacted in some way by the intersection improvements called for in Broward County’s plan to put a penny at work improving transportation in our community. Proposed projects include but are not limited to:

Coconut Creek 

  • Copans Rd at Lyons Rd – new westbound and eastbound through lanes

Coral Springs

  • Wiles Rd from west of University Dr to Riverside Dr – Widen from four to six lanes, install drainage improvements, bike lanes, sidewalk and ADA upgrades, mast arm signalization, signing and pavement markings, and landscape and irrigation

Deerfield Beach

  • Hillsboro Blvd and SW 12th Ave – new southbound exclusive through, dual left and right turn lanes

Fort Lauderdale

  • Andrews Ave and Sunrise Blvd – new northbound, southbound, eastbound and westbound dual left turn lanes
  • Andrews Ave and SE 17th St – lengthen westbound left turn lane
  • Sunrise Blvd and NE 15th Ave – create additional turn lanes
  • NW 31st Ave and McNab Road – new westbound dual left turn lane
  • Mast arm upgrades to reduce wind-related vulnerability of traffic signals; also includes ADA upgrades, resurfacing and drainage improvements. Planned for:
  • NE 3rd Ave at Flagler Dr
  • Sistrunk Blvd at NW 22nd Ave
  • Broward Blvd at E 15th Ave

Hallandale Beach

  • Foster Road at NW 2nd Ave –mast arm upgrades to reduce wind-related vulnerability of traffic signals; also includes ADA upgrades, resurfacing and drainage improvements.

Hollywood

  • Hollywood Blvd and NE 28th Ave – new northbound and southbound dual left turn lanes
  • Mast arm upgrades to reduce wind-related vulnerability of traffic signals; also includes ADA upgrades, resurfacing and drainage improvements. Planned for:
  • Johnson St at N 26th Ave
  • Johnson St at N 56th Ave
  • Polk St at N 24th Ave
  • Taft St at Park Rd
  • Tyler St at N 19th Ave
  • Washington St at S 62nd Ave

Lauderhill

  • SR 7 and NW 16th St – create exclusive eastbound and westbound dual left turn lanes

Margate

  • Greenways project along Rock Island Rd from Copans Rd to Atlantic Blvd, a multi-purpose pathway to promote recreation and commuting
  • Rock Island Rd and Royal Palm Blvd – new eastbound and westbound dual left turn lane
  • SR 7 and Cypress Creek Greenway – install signal crossing
  • SR 7 and Royal Palm Blvd – new southbound right turn lane

Miramar

  • Miramar Pkwy and SW 148th Ave – create eastbound and westbound dual left turn lanes and lengthen westbound right turn lane

North Lauderdale

  • Greenways project along Rock Island Road from Atlantic Blvd to C-14 Canal, a multi-purpose pathway to promote recreation and commuting 

Parkland 

  • University Dr and Homberg Rd – new eastbound, northbound, southbound dual left turn lanes and longer westbound left turn lane

Pembroke Pines

  • University Dr and Sheridan St – lengthen northbound right turn lane and westbound left turn lane

Plantation

  • University Dr and N Marcano Blvd – new eastbound and westbound through lanes

Pompano Beach

  • Atlantic Blvd and NE 26th Ave – create exclusive southbound through, left and right turn lanes
  • Federal Hwy and McNab Rd – new eastbound dual left turn lane
  • Federal Hwy and Port Royal Blvd – new eastbound dual left turn lane

Southwest Ranches

  • Griffin Rd and Bonaventure Blvd – new southbound dual right turn lane

Sunrise

  • Oakland Park Blvd and Nob Hill Rd – lengthen northbound and southbound left turn lane

Tamarac 

  • Nob Hill Rd and Southgate Blvd – new southbound dual left and northbound right turn lanes

Cross-Community

  • Greenways project from Miramar Pkwy to Pines Blvd in Miramar and Pembroke Pines, a multi-purpose pathway to promote recreation and commuting
  • Andrews Ave and Oakland Park Blvd – create northbound and southbound dual left turn lanes in Oakland Park and Wilton Manors
  • Sheridan St and Dykes Rd – create northbound, southbound, eastbound and westbound dual left turn lanes, and northbound dual right turn lane in Pembroke Pines and Southwest Ranches
  • Flamingo Rd and New River Greenway – install a signal crossing in Plantation and Davie

The Future of Technology Arrives

New technology, called adaptive signalization, will enable traffic signals to automatically adapt timing patterns in real-time to reduce congestion, prioritize emergency vehicle traffic and keep buses and motorists on schedule. Priority projects include but are not limited to:

  • University Dr from Broward Blvd to Griffin Rd in Davie
  • SE 17th St Causeway in Fort Lauderdale
  • Sunrise Blvd from SR 7 to SR A1A in Fort Lauderdale
  • Hallandale Beach Blvd from I-95 to SR A1A in Hallandale Beach
  • Sunrise Blvd and Panther Parkway in Sunrise

Fiber optic networks enabling adaptive signalization and more precise synchronization will be extended along these major roadways:

  • Pine Island Rd
  • Atlantic Blvd to Royal Palm Blvd in Coral Springs
  • Royal Palm Blvd to Wiles Rd in Coral Springs
  • McNab Rd to Atlantic Blvd in Coral Springs and Tamarac
  • Oakland Park Blvd to McNab Rd in Lauderhill, Sunrise and Tamarac
  • Broward Blvd to Oakland Park Blvd in Plantation and Sunrise
  • Miramar Pkwy from SR-7 to University Dr in Miramar
  • Broward Blvd from University Dr to Flamingo Rd in Plantation
  • Oakland Park Blvd from University Dr to Flamingo Rd in Sunrise
  • Flamingo Road from I-595 to Oakland Park Blvd in Plantation and Sunrise

 

Visit APennyAtWork.com for more information on projects that the penny sales surtax would help fund in your community.  Vote November 8th.  Both must pass or both will fail.

Above content provided by Broward County.

MORE NEWS: Parkland Survivor David Hogg On Potential Guilty Plea: 'It's Horrific That Our Community Has To Continue Going Through This'