Johnson Street "Complete Streets" Improvement Project
In the City of Hollywood, Johnson Street stretches from the Atlantic Ocean in the east all the way to the City's border with Pembroke Pines to the west. As one of the City's primary east, west arteries, Johnson Street, provides access to Memorial Regional Hospital, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, the Johnson Street Business District, Dowdy Field, Stan Goldman Park and hundreds of residential and business properties.
As the use of Johnson Street has increased, Hollywood residents, business owners, pedestrians and motorists have voiced their concerns to the Florida Department of Transportation, Broward County Transit and the City of Hollywood Commission about the condition of the roadway and potential safety issues. Lack of sidewalks, bus shelters, lighting, and improper drainage, as well as heavy traffic volumes have been some of the concerns raised over the years.
In response, the Florida Department of Transportation, the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization and the City of Hollywood have partnered to redesign a two mile stretch of the corridor from the C-10 Canal east to Federal Highway. Neighborhoods in this area include: Hollywood Palms, Royal Poinciana, North Central and Park East.
The Johnson Street "Complete Streets" Improvement Project will cost approximately $16 million dollars. The Florida Department of Transportation and Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization are seeking federal funds in the amount of $12 million, with the City of Hollywood committing to approximately $4.4 million. Project construction is expected to begin in the Summer of 2021 with completion by July 2023.
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Some of the proposed improvements include new, wider, ADA compliant sidewalks, bike lanes, pedestrian level lighting, new pavement, improved drainage, landscaping, signal arms, mobility connectivity and more. Utility lines will remain overhead. The bridge over the C-10 canal is not a part of this project. Upon FDOT's latest inspection, the bridge was found to be structurally sound. An additional $3 million would need to be identified to widen the bridge, making that cost prohibitive at this time.
As the project progresses there will be numerous opportunities for people to share their input. Community meetings, presentations to Neighborhood and Civic Associations and one-on-one property owner meetings will take place over the course of planning for the project.
PRESENTATION: Public Hearing/Workshop held on Wednesday, June 29, 2016
VIDEO: Public Hearing/Workshop held on Wednesday, June 29, 2016
PROJECT DISPLAY BOARDS
Florida Department of Transportation Acquisition Guide
Interactive Conceptual Map
Johnson Street Complete Street Justification Study: May 3, 2016