Streetscape Bulletin- January 23- January 29, 2017
STREETSCAPE BULLETIN –
Miracle Mile & Giralda Avenue
Monday, January 23, 2017 – Sunday, January 29, 2017
NEW WATER MAIN ALONG MIRACLE MILE FROM SW 37 TO 42 AVENUES
The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) has embarked on a capital improvement project that will make necessary upgrades to the water and sewer infrastructure. WASD is installing a new 16-inch Water Main along Miracle Mile (on the north side of the median), from SW 37 to 42 Avenues.
The upgrade will not affect the water or wastewater services in the area. All efforts will be made to minimize the effects of the construction activities to area residents, businesses and motorists. WASD will notify businesses in advance of any project-related activity that might impact access to storefronts.
Project Information / Schedule
Phase 2 of the project is currently underway (started Tuesday, January 17th with a projected completion date of May 2017). The construction work will occur between 10:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m., Sunday to Thursday only. The work will require phased roadway closures of both lanes on the north side of Miracle Mile during the construction times at night. Lanes will reopen to traffic by 10:00 a.m. every morning. The site will be cleared of construction equipment as the street reopens each morning. Block-by-block construction work will begin on LeJeune Road, progressing toward Douglas Road. On-street parking will be impacted by this project between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. For a list of municipal parking garage and valet parking locations, visit www.gablesstreetscape.com.
For More WASD Information:
Luis Rojas Adriana Lamar
Construction Manager Chief of Public and Governmental Affairs
Tel: 786-402-1292 Tel: 786-552-8087
E-Mail: Lroja@miamidade.gov E-Mail: email@example.com
ROAD CLOSURE ADVISORY
A full closure of eastbound and westbound lanes on Miracle Mile from Galiano to Douglas will take place on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 as follows:
• Full closure of eastbound Miracle Mile from Galiano to Douglas from 8PM to 10AM.
• Full closure westbound Miracle Mile from Douglas to Galiano from 10PM to 7AM.
• Open westbound outside lane at 7AM and keep inside lane (left) closed for roadway restoration purposes until 10AM.
This work entails drainage pipe installation across Miracle Mile.
CONSTRUCTION SEQUENCE MAP
Below please find the latest construction sequence schedule which contains updated completion dates provided by the contractor and reviewed by the City.
Pedestrian access to the stores will be maintained at all times. New paths and crosswalks are temporarily being installed as construction progresses. The construction schedule is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances and/or weather conditions. Access to businesses will be maintained at all times.
Week of January 23, 2017
In addition, Miami-Dade County Water & Sewer Department (WASD) Capital Improvement Program is planning to upgrade the water service in the City of Coral Gables. The improvements include water main and water service replacements. The work will take place on the north side of the median on Miracle Mile from Le Jeune Road (SW 42nd Avenue) going east to Douglas Road (SW 37th Avenue).
MIRACLE MILE CONSTRUCTION-from January 23, 2017 to January 29, 2017
Block 300- Milling will commence on the southeast travel lane at night and both east bound lanes will be closed. One lane will remain close after the milling takes place.
Block 200 – Paver installation is in progress and will continue all the way east to the intersection of Ponce and Miracle Mile.
Block 100 – Irrigation, all electrical work for the service point and irrigation east of the crosswalk is in progress. The bedding base is being prepared for the pavers and paver installation has started and will continue west of the crosswalk. CCTV installation will start this week. Some tree installations will also be taking place this week.
Block 000 – Demolition and excavation for new drainage and electrical system east of the crosswalk starts this week.
One lane of traffic will remain open at all times on the south side of Miracle Mile from Le Jeune Road to Douglas Road.
GIRALDA AVENUE CONSTRUCTION – from January 23, 2017 to January 29, 2017
All irrigation and electrical work on the west end of Giralda was finalized the last week of December. Installation of pavers will continue east until completion. The removal of a portion of the sidewalk at the northeast corner of Giralda by the plaza has started
The street is closed to vehicular traffic; however, pedestrian access to the businesses will be maintained at all times for the duration of construction. Water barriers have been installed in order to separate the work zone and pedestrian traffic. Temporary crossings have been installed and will be relocated as construction continues.
WHERE WE ARE NOW
The City of Coral Gables has made parking vouchers for public parking garages available to merchants for the use of their customers. The vouchers were provided to the Business Improvement District (BID) for distribution to businesses being directly impacted by construction. Please call the BID at 305-569-0311 to pick up or ask for additional vouchers.
GIRALDA AVENUE VALET PARKING VOUCHERS
In addition to the parking vouchers provided to merchants for nearby garages, Giralda’s Restaurant Row is also offering free valet. In partnership with the City, Restaurant Row merchants on the 100 block of Giralda Avenue will provide complimentary valet vouchers to their customers, at their discretion. Merchants requiring additional vouchers should contact the Parking Department at 305-460-5541.
A valet station is now operating at the northeast corner of Ponce de Leon Boulevard and Giralda Avenue for lunch (11a.m. – 5 p.m.) and dinner (6 p.m. – 12 a.m.) Monday to Saturday. There is another station on the west side of Galiano Street between Giralda Avenue and Aragon Avenue operating for lunch (11a.m. – 4 p.m.) and dinner (6 – 11 p.m.) Monday to Saturday. The valet station will remain open until midnight on Friday and Saturday.
HAPPENINGS AROUND TOWN
JAZZ IN THE GABLES
Every Tuesday from 6 – 7:30p.m.
The City of Coral Gables invites you to enjoy a live jazz concert by Hendrik Meurkins on Tuesday evening in a beautiful outdoor setting. The free concert series takes place through March 2017 at The Plaza at 150 Miracle Mile, courtesy of the McBride Family, a green space between BurgerFi and Barnes & Noble.
*Merchants wanting to participate should call 305-460-5392 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every Wednesday from 6 -7p.m.
Through May 2017
Grab your yoga mat and water bottle! The City of Coral Gables is offering free yoga, boot camp and zumba classes in partnership with green monkey!
Join us every Wednesday at The Plaza at 150 Miracle Mile, courtesy of the McBride Family, from 6 – 7p.m. Classes will be held on weather-permitting basis. For a schedule, visit the website www.CoralGables.com/wellnesswednesdays.
STAY IN TOUCH
Please remember to visit the Gables Streetscape website for the latest up-to-date information on construction and programming, www.gablesstreetscape.com. Have questions or concerns? Please call the Construction Information Hotline at 786-444-6383 or contact Sandra Hodge, Public Information Officer at 786-437-6689 / email@example.com or Roberto Gutierrez at 786- 437-6786 / Roberto.Gutierrez@Stantec.com
* The construction schedule is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances and/or weather conditions. Access to businesses will be maintained at all times.