If it feels like you’re seeing tons of work all over the streets in Hollywood lately, you’re right. There are a number of large road projects now taking place in Hollywood.
One of the most notable, The Hollywood Boulevard Complete Streets Projects from City Hall to Dixie Highway, is now underway and is will be going on for a while, as it is not projected to be complete until Summer 2019. Eastbound Hollywood Boulevard traffic has been shifted slightly north into the dual left turn lane to accommodate work on the south side of the road. One lane will be maintained in each direction.
The improvements under this contract include removing old asphalt, resurfacing the roadway, adding decorative lighting, widening the sidewalks and adding a decorative pattern and upgrading existing pedestrian signals to include countdown timers. In addition, there will be construction of a new median with parallel parking, replacement of the existing water main and connections at various cross streets, and upgrading of signs and pavement markings to reflect the new roadway configuration as follows: two lanes in each direction throughout the entire corridor and a four-foot bike lane in each direction separated by a two-foot buffer throughout the entire corridor. The cost of this project is $7,667,258.35.
Another project is taking place on AIA from Sheridan Street to Monroe Street. Drivers can expect some lane closures in each direction of A1A from Arizona Street to Sheridan Street, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The work will be completed in the Spring of 2019
Improvements with this project include removing old asphalt and resurfacing the roadway, widening sidewalks and upgrading ramps to meet ADA requirements, replacing drainage structures and installing flap gates, plus removing, narrowing, and /or upgrading medians and curb and gutter, adding 4-foot bike lanes from Monroe Street to Arizona Street and adding sharrows (share the road pavement markings) from Arizona Street to Sheridan Street. In addition, there will be upgrading and installing of new pedestrian signals and minor signalization and street light improvements. The cost of this project will be $9,366,292.
Further west, there is work taking place on State Road Seven/U.S. 441 from Fillmore Street to south of Stirling Rood in Hollywood and the Seminole Indian Reservation. Work here will be complete in the Fall of 2018.
This project will include adding one through lane in each direction for a total of six lanes with left turn lanes separated by raised medians, constructing new storm sewer system and retention ponds, installing new water and sewer lines, constructing bus bays at current bus stop locations, constructing curbs and gutters and adding or replacing sidewalks with ADA compliant ramps on both sides of the road. In addition, look for upgrading existing signalized intersections with mast arms and pedestrian countdown timers at Johnson Street, Taft Street, and Sheridan Street, installation of new signalized intersection and pedestrian countdown timers at Fillmore Street, improved street lighting along the corridor via a new lighting system along the west side of SR 7/US 441, added Intelligent Transportation System components including digital message signs and traffic monitoring cameras, and resurfacing of the roadway. The cost will be $29.6 million.