FDOT has started the A1A reconstruction project from Sunrise Blvd to NE 18th Street on Fort Lauderdale Beach. This area of A1A was severely eroded during Hurricane Sandy in October 2012 and the Thanksgiving weekend storms the following month. In early 2013, FDOT made emergency repairs in this area, including the installation of a new sheet pile sea wall. The $11.8 million reconstruction project includes: Constructing a wide beachfront promenade on the east side consisting of a paver sidewalk Installing a decorative sea wall with accent lighting Constructing a raised median in front of Birch State Park Constructing median islands and left turn lanes in the residential section Installing a new underground drainage system Relocating underground utilities, adjusting manhole covers and restoring beach showers Installing decorative, turtle-friendly pedestrian lighting on both sides of A1A Installing signalized pedestrian crosswalks at Birch State Park, NE 15th Court and NE 17th Street Installing new asphalt pavement on all lanes and parking spaces,...READ MORE
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