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Miami Springs

Miami Springs to undergo ‘emergency’ gas pipeline repairs


Special to the Miami Herald

A recent inspection of a gas pipeline that runs along Northwest 36th Street shows “critical anomalies” in the pipe that must be corrected “within five days,” according to a July 14 letter sent to city officials by the Florida Gas Transmission Company.

As a “precaution,” Florida Gas reduced the gas pressure to the “Miami Lateral” 12-inch pipeline as repairs were scheduled to begin Friday in the 4400 block of Northwest 36th Street between Lee and Forrest drives.

The Chase Bank building is nestled along this block and Florida Gas has assured the city that access to businesses in the area will be “maintained” even though two of the three westbound traffic lanes along the busy corridor will be closed, according to Florida Gas.

Traffic along the Northwest 36th Street already is snarled because of a nearby Florida Department of Transportation project where lanes have been rerouted for street and sidewalk repairs.

Other road impacts, according to Florida Gas, include bus stops along Northwest 36th Street and “traffic exiting the Miami International Airport’s cargo facility.”

State officials do not know how long the project will last, though two construction crews have been assigned to work “24 hours per day” until complete.

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RESCUED: An unidentified female passenger was injured last week in a two-car accident at Curtiss Parkway and Northwest 36th Street. Rescue #35 paramedics removed the woman via the back door of the vehicle and transported her to a hospital. The driver was taken to a hospital by private ambulance.

    Two injured in 36th street car crash

    Two people were injured last week when two vehicles collided at the intersection of Northwest 36th Street and 57th Avenue (Curtiss Parkway) where Miami Springs, Virginia Gardens and Miami-Dade police jurisdictions intersect.

GETTING CLOSE: The Miami Springs city council and the police department have been operating alongside each other without a contract for five years but that all could end soon as a deal could be close.

    City of Miami Springs, police department make progress in contract talks

    With contributions to the police pension plan set to go up to almost 29 percent on Oct. 1, the pressure is on to negotiate a new contract between the City of Miami Springs and the Miami Springs Police Department and when the two sides met last Tuesday morning (Sept. 16), progress was made.

  • Soapbox

    Letter: Miami Springs mayor was out of line

    It was disgusting watching the recording at the end of the Miami Springs council meeting of Sept. 8. Near the end of the meeting, Mayor Zavier Garcia went on a tirade lasting over 10 minutes about citizens exercising their right to dissent on the pool plans. By my rough count, Garcia used a form of the word “lie” six times to malign, in particular, one of the speakers.

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