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Streetscape Bulletin- December 12-December 18, 2016

1/27/17

STARTING THIS WEEK
Miami-Dade County Water & Sewer Department (WASD) will be doing utility work at night on the following date and at the following location:
Starting Week of December 11, 2016
• Intersection of Galiano Street and Miracle Mile – Sunday to Thursday, 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
PAVERWORK HAS STARTED
We’re excited to share the news that the installation of pavers on 200 block of Miracle Mile has started.
The contractor has sent letters and grant easement agreements to property owners who expressed interest in installing additional pavers within their private property. Please return your agreement by the deadline stated in your letter. Installation of pavers on Giralda Avenue is anticipated to start within two weeks, pending final approval.
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE*
Pedestrian access to the stores will be maintained at all times. New paths and crosswalks are temporarily being installed as construction progresses.
Miracle Mile & Giralda Avenue
COMING SOON
Miami-Dade County Water & Sewer Department (WASD) will be doing utility work at night on the following dates and at the following locations:
Week of December 18, 2016
• Intersection of Salzedo Street and Miracle Mile – Sunday to Thursday, 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Week of January 8, 2017
• Intersection of Salzedo Street and Miracle Mile – Sunday to Thursday, 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Week of January 17, 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).
The water main replacement is scheduled to start on January 17, 2017 at night for a maximum of 90 days, Sunday to Thursday from 10:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m.
WHERE WE ARE NOW

MIRACLE MILE CONSTRUCTION – from December 12, 2016 to December 18, 2016
Block 200 – Installation of pavers, finalizing irrigation, installation of foundations for stone benches. All concrete curbs have been poured. Paver installation is anticipated to begin in two weeks, starting from the east to the west.
Block 100 – The irrigation, foundation for the column lights at the crosswalks and electrical control panels are being installed. Concrete curbs are also being poured. The bedding base is being prepared for the pavers. Paver installation is anticipated to begin within the next two weeks, starting from the east to the west.
Block 000 – Milling of the road on the south side (outer lane) has been completed. The excavation for the new drainage and new electrical will continue this week along with the placement of structural soil for the new trees. This will include the full closure of one eastbound lane (south side) of Miracle Mile and the adjacent street parking from Salzedo Street to Douglas Road (SW 37th Avenue). We will have appropriate signage advising of the detours.
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 December 12, 2016 to December 18, 2016
Bridal Veil trees on the west side have been installed. The remaining foundations for the column lights will be installed this week.
A construction crew will be working on the corner of Giralda Avenue and Ponce de Leon Boulevard starting Tuesday, December 13, to December 16, 2016. They will be performing demolition to a portion of the sidewalk. A portion of the sidewalk will be closed. Access to your business will remain available at all times.
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.
PARKING VOUCHERS
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. We will monitor valet traffic at this location for the next few weeks.

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 Mike Levine & Billy Ross Quartet on Tuesday evening in a beautiful outdoor setting. The free concert series takes place every Tuesday through March 2017 at The Plaza at 150 Miracle Mile, courtesy of the McBride Family, a green space between BurgerFi and Barnes & Noble.
Merchants that want to participate please call 305-460-5392 or email [email protected]
WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS
Every Wednesday from 6 -7p.m.
Through May 2017
The Plaza at 150 Miracle Mile
Courtesy of the McBride Family
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.
MOVIES ON THE MILE: ELF
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Third Thursday of the Month 7-9pm
The Plaza at 150 Miracle Mile
Courtesy of the McBride Family
The City of Coral Gables and the Art Cinema invite you to a free screening of Elf. Enjoy free popcorn and a holiday merchant market on the green lot between Barnes & Noble and BurgerFi. Municipal parking garages on Andalusia are just $1 per hour.
Green space opens promptly at 6pm; bring a blanket or chair for seating. For a schedule, visit the website www.CoralGables.com/MoviesontheMile.
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 protected] or Roberto Gutierrez at 786- 437-6786 / [email protected]
* The construction schedule is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances and/or weather conditions. Access to businesses will be maintained at all times.

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