Hopkins Avenue Road Resurfacing Project will improve road conditions, ease the access of all users by adding bike lanes, crosswalk markings and improving existing curb ramps for ADA (American with Disabilities Act) compliance. The design phase is complete and the City is expected to bid out the contract early summer of 2018. Proper temporary traffic control and detours will be provided during the whole project and it is expected to take about four weeks to resurface. The Florida Department of Transportation will provide $1,885,973 in funding for this project.
Buffered bike lanes are recommended along the length of the corridor. Buffered bike lanes are conventional bicycle lanes paired with a designated buffer space separating the bicycle lane from the adjacent motor vehicle travel lane and/or parking lane. A buffered bike lane is allowed as per MUTCD guidelines for buffered preferential lanes
Grace Street can provide a connection from Hopkins Avenue to the north/south facilities along Indian River Avenue.
The Titus Landings site located at Hopkins Avenue and Harrison Street is being redeveloped. The redevelopment is a major economic investment for the City that can support and be supported by the Hopkins Avenue Resurfacing project. As the City works with the developer to meet open space requirements and support mobility and access to the project, an opportunity exists to provide wider sidewalks and landscape area along the roadway.