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Corradino Continues Assisting The City Of Doral, FL

Doral Mayor Luigi Boria said last week that the city will push a plan to improve the transportation systems and alleviate traffic congestion. The plan contemplates the construction of new streets and bicycle lanes, as well as promoting the use of the local trolley system, Boria said Thursday in a public workshop held at City Hall. At the workshop, consultant Joseph Corradino, of The Corradino Group, said that more than 69,000 vehicles enter Doral daily. He added that more than 47,000 people live in the city and that each homeowner has at least one vehicle.

Doral's head of public works, José Oliva, said the widening of 97th Avenue between 70th and 74th Streets will begin this year and will serve as an alternate route to the congested 107th Avenue in the west of the city.

Oliva also said that technical studies will begin this year to develop 62nd Street between 99th and 102nd Avenues. Other road projects by state and county entities include the 25th Street Viaduct (Elevated Bridge) connecting with the Palmetto Expressway and 82nd Avenue connecting with the Dolphin Expressway. Another part of the plan contemplates developing new bicycle lanes. Oliva said these lanes are being planned in residential areas such as 52nd Street between 97th and 107th Avenues, and on 102nd Avenue between 41st and 58th streets. Currently, Doral has eight miles of bicycle lanes, Oliva said. According to the plan shown by Corradino, the city has the goal to develop 24 miles of bicycle lanes and it is exploring the possibility of establishing bicycle rent stations like those operating in Miami Beach.

Oliva added that a re-evaluation will also be made of the current trolley service that moves about 26,000 passengers annually. Corradino has been providing planning services to Doral since its creation in 2005.

Corradino Wins another City of Miami Contract

The Corradino Group was chosen by the City of Miami for another Miscellaneous Civil Engineering Services contract. This two-year, $ 500,000 work-order based contract is to provide engineering services mainly for, but not limited to, roadway reconstruction and resurfacing, landscaping, signage and striping, verification of the City’s pavement Analysis Report, and other services required to produce a complete set of signed and sealed construction documents, specifications and estimate of probable construction costs. The contract can be renewed for an additional two years.

Corradino’s CEI assignment from FDOT

Corradino has been awarded by the Florida Department of Transportation the Construction Engineering & Inspection (CEI) project for rebuilding a 1.8 mile stretch of SR 7/US 441 in Broward County. This will involve adding additional lanes and a center median, improving drainage, replacing water and sewer mains. Other improvements include installing new lighting, improving signalization and ITS elements. Construction costs for these improvements are estimated at $28 million.

FDOT Coastal Link Rail Study

Corradino has been awarded the Project Development & Environmental (PD&E) study to complete an Environmental Assessment with the identification of a Locally Preferred Alternative for the integrated regional rail transit system on the FEC rail corridor from Jupiter, in Palm Beach County, through Broward County to downtown Miami-- a distance of 85 miles.

The project includes assessment of the corridor to operate a commuter rail on tracks that will also have intercity passenger and freight services, locating 28 stations, and performing an alternatives analysis for an improved crossing of the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale.