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Cutler Bay wants input on plans for road improvements


Special to The Miami Herald

Cutler Bay officials want to know what residents think about the state of roads and transportation in the town.

The town is working on an update to its transportation master plan, which was completed in 2008. The town will have a “public involvement meeting” at 7 p.m. July 9 at Cutler Ridge Park, 10100 SW 200th St.

“We invite all of the community leaders,” Town Manager Ralph Casals said. “The council members will be there as well. It’s open to the general public … any and all interested parties.”

Cutler Bay received a $35,000 grant from the Miami-Dade County transportation board — the Metropolitan Planning Organization, or MPO — through its 2014 municipal grant program.

More than 60 projects were identified in the previous master plan.

“The best thing for us is that approximately 75 percent of all the projects that were identified in 2008 have been or are under construction right now,” Casals said.

Mayor Ed MacDougall said the town is going to put in roundabouts and break through specific streets to easier accommodate traffic flow, and continue to work on a small section of Caribbean Boulevard that was not included in its road expansion.

MacDougall said this time the town may have to include charging stations for people who may own electric cars or Segways in the next five years.

“As far as the way that I perceive a community, it always has to be the people who have the input,” MacDougall said. “I want the public outreach. Whenever they have an opportunity to give us their input, things improve. It is about them because it’s their town. I don’t think we need to be making decisions without passing it by them first.”

The list of successful projects, from the 2008 plan, goes on, according to Casals. Those projects include Old Cutler Road, Caribbean Boulevard, and the traffic circle at 216th Street and 97th Avenue. The 2008 plan also included the town municipal circulator bus.

“We are going to show a report card of what has been done, what has been completed, and what is in the pipeline to be done,” Casals said. “We are trying to get feedback from the community to figure out what other kinds of . . projects that they think are important or needed in the town that haven’t been addressed from the 2008 plan.”

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