Coral Gables residents and city officials celebrated the completion of the Segovia Streetscape Project on Apr. 14. A ribbon cutting ceremony, attended by some 100 people, took place in front of the Coral Gables Branch Library.
Mayor Jim Cason and Commissioners Maria Anderson, Bill Kerdyk Jr. and Frank Quesada attended the ceremony to inaugurate the transformation of Segovia into a beautiful, lushly landscaped and pedestrian friendly street.
The Segovia Streetscape Project, almost a mile in length, included substantial improvements to the roadway. The street, from Bird Road to Biltmore Way, was narrowed from four to two lanes, resurfaced and striped for bike lanes. The project involved the installation of a landscaped median with irrigation system as well as concrete sidewalk extensions.
To create an inviting neighborhood street approximately 200 oak trees, 20 to 22 feet tall, and 80 oak trees, 24 to 26 feet tall, were planted in the swale and median, respectively. The cost of the project was approximately $850,000. Funding was provided by the City of Coral Gables and Miami-Dade County.