FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JAN. 10, 2023
COLLEGE AVENUE ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT RIBBON-CUTTING
Taking place between SR 84 and Nova Drive
DAVIE, Fla. – The Town of Davie, the Broward County Transportation Surtax (MAP Broward – Mobility Advancement Program) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) are hosting a ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the completion of the College Avenue Phase II Roadway Improvements Project on Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, at 2:30 p.m. The ceremony will take place at 2380 College Ave, Davie, FL 33317. Please note portions of College Avenue between SR 84 and Nova Drive will be closed between 3 and 3:30 p.m.
In August 2021, the Town of Davie's Engineering Division kickstarted the roadway improvements for the College Avenue Phase II project, which took place between State Road 84 and Nova Drive. Funding for the project came through a combination of monies from the Town, MAP Broward and FDOT. The total cost of the project was $2.2 million.
The scope of the project included the construction of new landscaped medians, irrigation, implementation of ADA-compliant sidewalks, drainage infrastructure, fire hydrant relocations, electrical service work and milling, resurfacing, reconstruction and road widening, new pavement markings and signage and the creation of a four-lane divided roadway with shared bike lanes.
"This project has been in the making for quite some time," said District 1 Councilmember Michelle Whitman. "We've seen tremendous growth in Davie over the years, primarily focused in District 1 and this new infrastructure supports the economic and population boom. The improvements address important safety issues and demonstrate that we are willing to invest in Davie as we continue to prepare for the future."
The celebration marks the completion of improvements along a roadway that serves as the main artery for residents residing within the area and the students, faculty and staff traversing to the South Florida Education Center comprising Nova Southeastern University, Florida Atlantic University, Broward College, University of Florida and McFatter Technical College.
The enhancements to the roadway are welcomed additions to the community as the Town continues to meet the ongoing pedestrian needs along this corridor; improved drainage capacity to accommodate the significant development in the area and the added driving lanes will help to ease traffic and help with the flow to other major thoroughfares.
For more information about this project, don't hesitate to contact AJ Ajayi, Assistant Town Engineer, at 954-797-1096 or [email protected].
Leona Henry, Intergovernmental Affairs Manager
Sussette Rodriguez, Public Relations Coordinator
Ariana Briceno, Public Relations Assistant
For more information on transportation surtax-funded projects, visit mapbroward.broward.org.